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Photographer:Rik [View profile]Title:CANBERRAAdded:Dec 30, 2006
Photo Category: Scrapyard Ships
END OF THE CANBERRA. A very sorry sight. Such a shame they couldn't have preserved her as she was the most famous British liner of her time (after QE2) !!!!!
Port of registry: London (UK)
IMO: 5059953
Call Sign: GBVC
Ex-names: - - - -
Built by: Harland & Wolff (Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries) Ltd., Belfast (United Kingdom) in 1961.
Ship type: passenger ship
Scrapped date: 31/Oct/1997 @ Gadani Beach (Pakistan) by Pakistan Breakers.

Cheers Rogerio, for all the extra info.
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Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:49,073 tons
Summer DWT:8,775 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1961
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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primedude on May 17, 2011 15:17 (7 years ago)
Hello there all, Yeah it always been a sorry site when you see the end of great liner. Anyway’s, she was brought to Pakistan after getting tough competition from all over the world Heritage. USA wants this ship as a floating Hotel, Australia also wants to keep her as remembrance of Royal Liner and the list is go on .. But you just Can't blame the ship Breaker for cutting these sort of ships.... It was British government who actually wants to sell her to Ship Breakers. Luckily she came to Pakistan at M/s. Ghaffar & Company plot - Gadani. She was anchored for more than a month in outer bay because lot of people of all walks of life came to see her and pay gratitude too. Lot of precious things has been taken by local & Government officials as a gift and thus breakers have Loss in this Deal.... But none the less she was majestic No doubt about it.... Regards,

Shahid Ayub
Yann on Apr 07, 2007 09:25 (11 years ago)
Just one thing to say: Rest in Peace Canberra.
Thank you for Sharing
Brgds, Yann
Guest on Oct 13, 2006 13:27 (11 years ago)
I was just into the page put up by Mats.You know that is just as bad as a big liner sinking.What a sad thing to have to see.An era surely has passed.I guess we will have to get used to the new era of liner. :-o
Rogério Cordeiro on Jun 30, 2006 18:03 (11 years ago)
Very bad end!

Port of registry: London (UK)
IMO: 5059953
Call Sign: GBVC
Ex-names: - - - -
Built by: Harland & Wolff (Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries) Ltd., Belfast (United Kingdom) in 1961 -
Shiptype: passenger ship
Scrapped date: 31/Oct/1997 in Gadani Beach (Pakistan) by Pakistan Breakers

Another great photo my friend, congratulations and thank you for posted it!
regards Rogerio Cordeiro 8-)
Mark on Jun 27, 2006 22:03 (11 years ago)

Very sorry site, but we can say, that she looks dignified.

claymore on May 27, 2006 18:11 (11 years ago)
it is so sad to see the old lady like this...she did sterling work on South Atlantic at the FALKLANDS...ala MALVINAS confligration....but now he rots away... :-( sincerly BRIAN..
saltyone12 on May 18, 2006 14:31 (12 years ago)
What a sorry sight. Such a fine ship gone forever
Lee Brown on Jan 15, 2006 15:30 (12 years ago)
What a sad sight. I have just submitted a shot of Canberra leaving Southampton circa 1991 which was the last time I saw her until your shot.I'm sure there's a tear in the corner of my eye.
Mats on Oct 13, 2005 19:01 (12 years ago)

You can follow the demolition of her near-sister "Oriana" on this page:

She is being broken up in China just as this is being written, and the above page is updated with new pictures as work progresses.

Best regards
Mats E. Sather
Jeff Thoreson on May 06, 2005 17:14 (13 years ago)
A very sorry sight indeed.
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