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Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:31 am
I would say she is about as famous now as TITANIC. Completed at Belfast in 1961 she was of a design which in my opinion never aged. Her history is well documented especially for 1982. She might not have made that as she was scheduled for withdrawal in the 1970s but ORSOVA went instead.
The breakers finally caught up with CANBERRA when she went to Gadani Beach in October 1997.
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:59 am
More photos of her career.
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm
Some features in publications.
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:21 am
Some on board shots taken in 1975.
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:55 am
If you ever get the chance its worth reading the Book, 'Origins, Orient and Oriana by Charles F Morris.'
Charles Morris was the Chief Naval Architect for Orien Line and responsible for the 1960 built ORIANA, considered to be an 'Outstanding ' ship in her own right until the Canberra came along in 1961. Both ships used 'New' materials and Morris goes into some depth on the reasons for their choice and the difficulties they had using them.
Placing all Canberra's weight aft did cause problems with regard to Oiling and Water Ballasting and care had to be taking when taking on fuel. The Southern Cross had problems with straining in heavy weather which caused some of her forward windows to leak. Even at this late stage in her life, Oriana has been fitted with a new 'Duck Billed' stern which has improved her seakeeping but done nothing for the Vibration down aft!
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:57 pm
Scan of an old copy slide from my work, of the Canberra.
Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:06 pm
A pic of Canberra arriving in Gibraltar in 1986 overflown by an RAF Canberra.
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:59 am
Some more memories of Canberra