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Photographer:David Meare [View profile]Title:ORIANAAdded:Aug 19, 2012
Location:Colombo, Sri Lanka
Photo Category: Cruise Ships and Liners built 1950-1960
The P&O liner Oriana seen from SS Manaar while both vessels tied up at buoys in Colombo harbour in early 1964. I think she was taking emigrants to Australia in those days.
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:41,920 tons
Summer DWT:12,750 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1960
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Photo Comments (9)

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David Meare on Feb 19, 2021 12:07 (7 months ago)
This morning I came across an ancient movie on YouTube documenting the construction of the Oriana. Well worth a watch for anyone interested in her.
ellinis1 on Jan 13, 2015 00:45 (6 years ago)
Oriana to mind mind was the ultimate evolution of the British liner and this shot is very special as there are few good images of her with the corn coloured hull.
Tony Martin on Oct 14, 2012 06:30 (8 years ago)
Great shot of how she was originally built.
Clive Harvey on Aug 20, 2012 07:55 (9 years ago)
David, please don't worry, there are those of us who think that she was the finest British-built liner ever.
David Meare on Aug 20, 2012 06:45 (9 years ago)
Oh this is so embarrassing! I've always thought the Oriana looked a bit weird. I see this photo as more of a four of clubs up my sleeve rather than an ace. I'm glad you all like it though.
Patagualino on Aug 20, 2012 00:57 (9 years ago)
Mr.Dot: We are like-minded...Just Class...? Clive has it right too: A rare photo of a classic. Dave, you kept this ace up your sleeve ......Nice.
I'm sure I have a photo of Oriana at Kaoshiung. Thanks you all.
Mr. DOT on Aug 20, 2012 00:42 (9 years ago)
compare this stern to today's epic monstrocities and weep! mrdot.
Clive Harvey on Aug 19, 2012 13:36 (9 years ago)
Yes and I think that this is one of the best photos that I have seen of the ship in her original livery. Quite splendid.
jadran on Aug 19, 2012 10:47 (9 years ago)
Her stern is a beauty which shall be never repeated!
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