The Oriana's plaque shown in your middle picture Fairfield, was rescued from P&O's stores. Its refurbishement was paid for by former members of the crew of Oriana and at their request, now hangs in the Captain's lounge of the current OrianaFairfield said:Not strictly P&O but taken on board in 1978 when she was P&O by that time.Shots of her builders' plate,entwined Elizabethan logo,and forward and aft funnel/ventilator.
Iwas in ORIANA for her first couple of years and again later. H M The Queen was most interested in the symbolism of the badge of the British built ship when she named the new ORIANA in 1995. Best wishes Nelson FrenchFairfield said:Not strictly P&O but taken on board in 1978 when she was P&O by that time.Shots of her builders' plate,entwined Elizabethan logo,and forward and aft funnel/ventilator.
I regret that I am not yet fully computer-literate. I have been trying to send you these pictures.fred henderson said:Thanks Nelson. It does not suprise me that the Queen was interested in the plaque, but it is nice to have it confirmed.
Sailed on Oriana when she was P&O Orient line ship, Was in engine room "Junior Engineer". The later white colour was insipid and took a lot away from her.Fairfield said:Liked her a lot.Did two Med cruises on her in 1978/79.Remember when she did her trials on the Clyde and have managed to gather trials pix one or two which have been already shown,not by me though.Always thought though that the original Orient Line livery was the best.