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I saw "Oriana" tied up as a tourist attraction in Oita, Japan in the mid-80's. What a sad, embarrassing end for a British MN icon. Almost as bad as "Queen Elizabeth" (the first) lying on her side at Hong Kong.

John T.
 

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I agree, a sad end for a lovely ship, Oriana.

Please dont remind me about the QE in Hong Kong that should never have happened, she should have been preserved as her sister QM has. She should have been preserved by us, the British. She was the biggest ship in the world at the time, and what happened ? Yes, another piece of great British maritime history trashed.

Thank God for cameras eh Ron, at least our children and grandchildren can see what she looked like.

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Santos said:
I agree, a sad end for a lovely ship, Oriana.

Please dont remind me about the QE in Hong Kong that should never have happened, she should have been preserved as her sister QM has. She should have been preserved by us, the British. She was the biggest ship in the world at the time, and what happened ? Yes, another piece of great British maritime history trashed.

Thank God for cameras eh Ron, at least our children and grandchildren can see what she looked like.

Chris.
Hi Chris,
There is at least one little bit of the QE left. I've got a Main Deck 'Map' (Aluminium & Perspex) that was 'rescued' on her last visit to NY........
 

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QE, my old ship 250 trips on her, the day the fires started on her, the skeleton British crew were all given the day off. Two valves to open on the Weir pump (1 steam inlet, 1 sea inlet v/v )to pump water into the sprinkler system. The pump was situated at bottom of genny room steps. The Brits would have known that. I will so no more.
 
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