The very Last Orient Liner built, SS Oriana (1960) Page 4 - Photo Page Two

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Photo Page Two

Just for your information; pages 3 and 4 contain a selection of photographs of the ship that is also lovingly known as “The Queen of the Sea.” Whilst Page 2 contains postcards of the Oriana which were sold on board the ship in an envelope and were rleased by the Orient Line.

I am sorry that the size of the postcards and photographs are rather on the small side, but these pages were created around 2008 or 2009, thus a good 20 years ago, and although I have updated the pages somewhat, but due to my age, health and poor eyesight it would be too much to tackle anymore work, apart from slowly updating all twelve of the SS Oriana Web-pages.

Reuben Goossens.

Maritime Historian, Author, Lecturer & Cruise‘n’Ship Reviewer.

Commenced in the Passenger Shipping and Cruise Industry in 1960.


Oriana berthed in Southampton


Manoeuvring the Panama Locks


A splendid Post Card of Oriana the Cruise Ship


Relaxing at sea overlooking the
Tourist class ‘Poop deck’


Photographs by & Simon Lockyer


The rubber mated Promenade Deck


Looking aft from the Bow

Oriana docking


Two fine Stern Views. 1. In Scandinavian Fjords


2. In Sydney


The following five photographs were supplied to me by & Oriana’s ex Maitre d’Hotel, Neil Whitmore


SS Oriana in a Singapore dry-dock


One of her screws and the rudder


Starboard Stabiliser fin


Right: Maitre d’Hotel Neil Whitmore and

the assistant Maitre’d, David Heggie


Tuesday June 24 1986


Oriana’s sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge for the last time

Photo by & Neil Whitmore


Next: Oriana “Lady of the Sea by Neil Whitmore




Sydney Farewell’s ss Oriana



SS Oriana - Main Index:


Designing & Building the Oriana - ONLY available to

Images from the naval architect & designer of the SS Oriana:

Page 1: The building of SS Oriana

Page 2: The launching and fitting out of SS Oriana

Page 3: Sea trials and Oriana’s maiden voyage

Page 4: Deck Plan, Rare Photographs and other Images

Page 5: Countless Specifications & Oriana Facts (NEW)



Oriana’s General History Pages:

Page 1: History and Images of the Oriana 

Page 2: Oriana Postcards issued in 1960

Page 3: Oriana Photo Album - Page 1

Page 4: Oriana Photo Album - Page 2

Page 5: Oriana “Lady of the Sea” by Neil Whitmore

Page 6: The Paul Oliver & Colin Pursehouse Collection

Page 6b: Paul Oliver Story

Page 7: Dalian - See the sad photographs of SS Oriana damaged during a storm

Page 7b: Oriana at Zhangiagang shipyard in China - Taken 29 July & 9 September 2005, the demolition of a liner


This is recommended reading!

Orient Line – A Fleet History

Is available for 23.50 plus p&p from “Ships in Focus”




Also Visit our Features on the following Orient Lines/P&O Ships

Orient Lines: RMS OrcadesSS Oronsay - SS Oriana - RMS Orion

P&O: RMS StrathairdSS Iberia - SS Canberra



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