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  • Canadian Pacific Liner Empress of England, later the Ocean Monarch..
    Ocean Monarch Postcards 1970 1975 Ocean Monarch Cruise Brochure for 1971 Associated Pages Canadian Pacific Postcards Shaw Savill Postcards Carnival Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page Empress of England Canadian Pacific 1957 70 Canadian Pacific official colour art card of Empress of England Canadian Pacific Line sepia official card of Empress of England The same Canadian Pacific Line official card issued in monochrome Valentine s commercial card of Empress of England s n RR150 Unidentified commercial card of Empress of England at Liverpool Pier Head s n 11464 Valentine s commercial card of Empress of England at Liverpool Pier Head with the White Star Britannic behind s n L6938 Canadian Pacific colour official card of Empress of England s n P51342 printed in Canada Canadian Pacific colour official card of Empress of England printed in England Canadian Pacific colour official card of the indoor pool on Empress of England An interesting Orr Pollock Greenock card of Empress of England off Gourock in the River Clyde in 1963 with MacBrayne s Lochfyne in the foreground Canadian Pacific colour official card of Empress of England printed in England Photographic postcard of Empress of England Photographic postcard of Empress of England Photographic postcard of Empress of England Canadian Pacific colour official card of Empress of England in the short lived later livery printed in England The card was posted from Montreal to Suffolk in July 1969 with the message The ship was packed with people about 150 small children and 147 cars one hardly notices the sea Very lucky to have met the sister in law of a young English doctor specialising in maternity I believe there was a bridge session yesterday but I missed it but there are very good films and a library The ship does cruises in

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  • General Steam Navigation Header Page
    steamers Mediterranean services commenced in 1882 increasing into a substantial network of cargo passenger routes In 1894 96 some voyages were made to West Africa Between 1894 and 1901 voyages were also made to North and South America and Gulf of Mexico ports During the Great War 23 vessels were lost and a large rebuilding programme began at the end of the war GSN was taken over by P O in 1920 but the company continued its own management Companies formed or taken over included Great Yarmouth Shipping Co Rhine London Line Turner Edwards Co Grand Union Shipping Co and the London Dunkirk Shipping Co The Moss Hutchison Line Liverpool with its Mediterranean trade was acquired in 1934 after the liquidation of the Royal Mail group of which it was a member The New Medway Steam Packet Co was taken over in 1936 to give GSN a monopoly of the Thames excursion business The company and its subsidiaries lost 21 ships during the second World War but these were replaced after the war Two fine excursion motorships were built to replace two lost in the war Whilst initially successful passenger numbers began to drop through the late 1950s and 1960s The final straw was probably the start of Stena Lines Londoner service from Tilbury to Calais using modern car ferries in 1965 The GSN excursion steamers were withdrawn at the end of the 1966 season The UK partner in Normandy Ferries formed the following year in 1967 was GSN and early publicity material and postcards featured their name Ironically the service which hastened their closure ceased after just a couple of years The traditional GSN cargo trades also gradually declined and the GSN became wholly owned by P O Line in 1972 disappearing as an independent company GSN Pages GSN

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  • Isle of Man Steam Packet Company - Ship Postcards - Header Page
    the series is shown below The Table beneath gives links to complete history pages on selected individual ships IOMSPCo Pages IOMSPCo Header Page this page IOMSPCo Page 1 1830 1899 IOMSPCo Page 2 1900 1914 IOMSPCo Page 3 1915 1939 IOMSPCo Page 4 1940 1960 IOMSPCo Page 5 1961 1980 IOMSPCo Page 6 1981 2004 Associated Pages L NWSS Header Page Liverpool North Wales Steamship Company Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page References Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Ben my Chree 3 1908 Ben my Chree 4 1927 Empress Queen 1897 Fenella 2 1937 King Orry 3 1913 King Orry 4 1946 Lady of Mann 1 1930 Manx Maid 1 Caesarea 1910 Manxman 1 1904 Manxman 2 1955 Mona 4 Hazel 1907 Mona s Isle 3 1882 Mona s Isle 4 Onward 1905 Mona s Isle 5 1951 Mona s Queen 2 1885 Mona s Queen 3 1934 Mona s Queen 4 Carina Fiesta 1946 Peel Castle Duke of York 1894 Prince of Wales 1887 Queen Victoria 1887 Ramsey Town Antrim 1904 Rushen Castle Duke of Cornwall 1891 Snaefell 4 Viper

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  • Scillonian (2) of 1956 - Isles of Scilly SS Co - Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards Olga J. Burgas
    Isle etc The journey took 9 5 hours Financial problems some caused by mechanical troubles forced the service to cease in August 1985 Syllingar had demonstrated the need for a link between Orkney and Shetland and the Orcadia continued the service the following year P O then introduced a regular service using the St Sunniva 3 Following her period as Syllingar she was respectively the Remvi 1986 1989 running across the Adriatic for Hellenic Cruising Holidays and then the Africa Queen 1989 1997 owned by J A R Atlantic Ocean Ltd Belize and operating off West Africa The latter company renamed her the Princess Eliana 1997 1998 before her final sale as the Olga J The owner of the Olga J was a Cypriot Greek ship owner John Christodoulo director of Asterias Maritime a company registered in Belize The ship and her crew were abandoned by her owner in Bourgos Bulgaria and she later sank there Ships on this Page Scillonian 2 Isles of Scilly SS Co 1956 1977 Devonia P A Campbell 1977 1980 Devoniun Torbay Seaways 1982 1984 Syllingar Viking Island Ferries 1984 1985 Olga J Asterias Maritime 1998 2004 Associated Pages Isles of Scilly SS Co Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Scillonian 2 Isles of Scilly SS Co 1956 1977 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 J Arthur Dixon postcard serial I o S 6385 of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Jarrold postcard serial KPE131 of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 Postcard of Scillonian 2 F E Gibson postcard serial C13816 of Scillonian 2 Photograph of Scillonian 2 Devonia P A Campbell 1977 1980 Devonia at Tower Pier London Scan Chris Marrow Devonia at Tower Pier London Scan Chris Marrow Devonia on a cruise from Southend Scan Chris Marrow Devonia on a cruise from Southend Scan Chris Marrow Devonia on a cruise from Southend Scan Chris Marrow P A Cambell s Devonia Scan Chris Marrow P A Cambell s Devonia Scan Chris Marrow Devonia at Bristol Photo David Hathaway Still as Devonia at Phillips Yard Kingswear Scan Chris Marrow Still as Devonia at Phillips Yard Kingswear Scan Chris Marrow Devoniun Torbay Seaways 1982 1984 Postcard of Devoniun Postcard of Devoniun Devoniun in Torbay Seaways ownership Scan Chris Marrow Devoniun in Torbay Seaways ownership Scan Chris Marrow Devoniun in Torbay Seaways ownership Scan Chris Marrow Devoniun laid up in the River Dart Scan Chris Marrow Devoniun laid up in the River Dart Scan Chris Marrow Leaflet showing evening trips on the lovely cruise liner Devoniun Click on this image to open a larger copy in a new window Leaflet showing day excursions on the Devoniun Syllingar Viking Island Ferries 1984 1985 The Syllingar arrives in Kirkwall for the first time still named Devoniun Scan Chris Marrow The Syllingar arrives in Kirkwall

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  • North of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Postcards
    of St Ninian 1 St Rognvald 2 1903 1951 Company postcard of St Rognvald 2 Aberdeen Art Gallery postcard of St Rognvald 2 Painting by Alexander Harwood 1873 43 St Magnus 3 1924 60 Official postcard published by Belmont of St Magnus 3 Real Photographic postcard of St Magnus A R E Wards postcard 3570 of St Magnus 3 Real Photographs postcard 818 of St Magnus 3 St Sunniva 2 1931 1943 Valentine s postcard 222073 J V of St Sunniva 2 at Lerwick Real Photographs postcard 819 of St Sunniva 2 We Frame It modern postcard A938X of St Sunniva at Kirkwall Orkney St Clair 2 1937 1960 St Magnus 4 1960 67 Leith and Edinburgh to Stromness Orkney and Lerwick Shetland services 1641 tons 266 ft long 174 passengers plus 206 deck Valentines postcard B 2567 of St Clair 2 Official postcard Belmont Series as St Clair 2 renamed St Magnus 4 on delivery of the 1960 St Clair E Sinclair postcard as St Clair 2 Unidentified postcard serial PN5334 as St Magnus 4 Real Photographs postcard serial PN5334 as St Magnus 4 Photographic postcard of St Clair or Magnus Photo C J Williamson Earl of Zetland 2 1939 75 Lerwick Shetland to North Isles services 548 tons 166 ft long Official postcard Shetland Times postcard of Earl of Zetland Official postcard Belmont Series postcard of Earl of Zetland Real Photographs postcard of Earl of Zetland Earl Of Zetland at Baltasound Shetland serial PN5443 Earl Of Zetland at Lerwick Salmon postcard 2 63 05 48 of Earl Of Zetland at Eastbourne Photograph of Earl Of Zetland The vessel was serving as a pub restaurant at Royal Quays North Shields on the River Tyne Photo Martin Roberts 18th August 2005 Earl of Zetland at Royal Quays River Tyne Photo Adrian Hoogenstein Henderson June 2007 Image links to larger copy Highlander 1939 40 St Catherine 2 1940 Highlander was purchased from the Aberdeen Newcastle Hull Steam Co in October 1939 to replace vessels handed over to the Admiralty She was attacked by bombers on 2nd August 1940 and managed to shoot two down The wreckage of one of them landed on her decks She resumed service after three weeks with the name St Catherine 2 Unfortunately she was attacked again in November 1940 and was lost with the lives of 14 people An Aberdeen Newcastle Hull Steam Co company postcard of Highlander I assume that no cards in North Company service were issued during her 24 months wartime service St Clement 2 1946 76 Scrabster to Stromness Orkney cargo services 815 tons 188 ft long Official postcard Belmont Series of St Clement Colourmaster postcard PT36998 of St Clement at Scrabster Unidentified postcard of St Clement Real Photographs postcard of St Clement St Ninian 2 1950 71 Leith and Edinburgh to Stromness Orkney and Lerwick Shetland services 2244 tons 285 ft long 272 passengers plus 344 deck Official postcard Belmont Series of St Ninian Real Photographic postcard of St Ninian Same

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  • North Sea Ferries - Ferry Photographs - Ferry Postcards
    postcard of Norland in later blue colours Published by Marine Art Marine Series 1 Official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norland The photo from the card above with name removed and issued to cover both ships Published J Arthur Dixon L6 SP 9542 Official oversized P O North Sea Ferries postcard of Norland Norstar North Sea Ferries 1974 2002 Norstar was built in 1974 by AG Weser Werk Seebeck Bremerhaven for Dutch North Sea Ferries partners Nordzee Verdiensten N V Rotterdam Norstar replaced Norwind on the Hull Rotterdam route In 1987 Norstar transferred to the Hull Zeebrugge route when new tonnage was delivered From 1998 ownership became P O North Sea Ferries In 2002 Norland was sold to SNAV as the SNAV Campania for service between Naples Palermo A complete postcard history of this ship including additional commercial postcards in North Sea Ferries ownership is available on this link Official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar actually an edited picture of Norland Published J Arthur Dixon L6 SP 6780 Oversized official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar actually an edited picture of Norland Official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norland name removed and postcard issued to cover both Norland and Norstar Published J Arthur Dixon L6 SP 9542 Oversized official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar Official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar Published by Marine Art Marine Series 2 Official oversized P O North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar Official P O North Sea Ferries postcard of Norstar Mariner Cards issue MA03 of Norstar in initial P O North Sea Ferries colours Photo Hilton Davis Viking 6 chartered 1982 Viking 6 was chartered from April November 1982 to replace Norland whilst she was on Falklands service A complete postcard history of this ship is available on this link Chantry Classics CC S24 of Viking 6 Photographed by Norman G Tracy at King George Dock Hull whilst on charter to North Sea Ferries in 1982 whilst their Norland was involved in the Falklands campaign Norsky 1 North Sea Ferries 1977 1980 Norsky 1 was built in 1977 by Hyundai Shipbuilders Heavy Industries Ulsan South Korea for Stena Line She was chartered to North Sea Ferries as Norsky 1 between 1977 80 She then undertook various other charters around the world until being rebuilt with additional passenger accommodation in 1987 at Blohm Voss Hamburg She then entered traffic for Gotlandslinjen between Oskarshamn Visby as the Graip Sisterships to Norsky 1 in UK service include Baltic Ferry Cerdic Ferry 2 Doric Ferry and Nordic Ferry Duncan photographic card of Norsky 1 Norsea 1 North Sea Ferries 1984 1986 Norsky 2 North Sea Ferries 1986 1995 Norsea 1 was built in 1979 by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co Ltd Tamano Japan for P O Ferries and entered service as the Ibex in 1979 on their Fleetwood Larne Pandoro service Her sistership was Norcape 2 In 1984 Ibex was transferred to the North Sea Ferries Ipswich Rotterdam Europoort service as the Norsea 1 In 1986 the name was changed to Norsky 2 releasing the original name for the new large passenger ferry Norsea 2 In 1995 Norsky 2 transferred back to the Irish Sea as Ibex this time running Liverpool Dublin In 1996 she was substantially rebuilt with a new upper trailer deck In 1998 Ibex was renamed European Envoy Complete history of Norsea 1 Norsky 2 Photograph of Norsea 1 off Felixstowe in NSF orange Photo Ian Boyle Duncan photographic card as Norsea 1 in P O pale blue Aerial photographic card as Norsea 1 in P O pale blue Gordon Hislip Ferrycards release No 19 of Norsky 2 back in Pandoro service on the Irish Sea in 1995 Argo North Sea Ferries 1986 1989 Norcove North Sea Ferries 1991 1994 Landi North Sea Ferries 1998 Argo was built in 1976 by Krögerwerft GmbH Rendsburg for Argo Reederei In 1977 she was chartered to Fred Olsen Line as Brabent Between 1977 78 she was chartered by TOR Line In November 1978 there was a brief charter to North Sea Ferries for use on Ipswich and Hull to Rotterdam Various other charters followed until 1986 when she started a longer term charter to North Sea Ferries for their Ipswich Europoort service retaining the name Argo Following spells with Olau Line and P O Ferries at Dover she returned to North Sea Ferries service between 1991 94 this time as the Norcove she then served on various other charters as the Aries Saga Aris Sally Euroway and Euroway before receiving the name Landi Under this name she briefly returned to North Sea Ferries in November December 1998 Since then she has carried the names Eurolandia and Patricia Del Mar Chantry Classics postcard CC S141 of Argo in North Sea Ferries service at Hull Photo Tom Chantry Norsea North Sea Ferries 1987 2003 Pride of York P O 2003 Norsea 2 was built in 1987 by Govan Shipbuilders Ltd Glasgow for North Sea Ferries P O Group She entered service between Hull Rotterdam Following internal rebuilding Norsea transferred to the Hull Zeebrugge service in 2002 receiving P O Ferries livery at the same time In 2003 Norsea was renamed Pride of York and received the revised P O colours Official North Sea Ferries postcard issued to cover both sisters Norsun and Norsea the ship shown is actually Norsea Published J Arthur Dixon L6 SP 9532 Official North Sea Ferries postcard of Norsea Published by Marine Art Marine Series 4 Chantry Classics postcard CC S5 of Norsea Photo Tom Chantry Official oversized P O North Sea Ferries postcard of Norsea Mariner Cards issue MA02 of Norsea in initial P O North Sea Ferries colours Photo Hilton Davis Official P O Ferries postcard TE 1 6095Yo of Pride of York Click to open larger image in new window Photograph of Pride of York in 2004 Photo Cees de Bijl Photograph of Pride of York in 2004 Photo Cees de Bijl Photograph of Pride of York Photo IW Norsun

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  • Princess Cruises (P&O) Cruise Ship Postcards
    still showing Crociere d Oltremare funnel colours Scan Sergio de Luyk Official Princess Cruises release of Princess Italia in Alaska plus card back Scan Sergio de Luyk Official Princess Cruises release of Princess Italia Princess Carla The next ship chartered was the Carla C marketed as Princess Carla Carla C was originally the French Lines Flandre She was bought by Costa Line and given a major rebuilding including replacement of her steam turbines by diesels Princess chartered her almost immediately and it was aboard this ship that Jeraldine Saunders wrote the first chapters of Love Boat the popular TV series which has been credited with assisting in the subsequent American boom in cruise holidays Complete history of Princess Carla The following official cards show her at Acapulco and in the Panama Canal Spirit of London Sun Princess Spirit of London was to have been a sistership to NCL s Southward to be named Seaward NCL pulled out of the deal after price rises following the Italian builders nationalisation and the hull was sold to P O She was eventually completed in the autumn of 1972 When P O later acquired Princess Cruises in 1974 she was transferred to that fleet becoming the Sun Princess She was later sold to Premier Cruise Line as StarShip Majestic and then operated for Festival Cruises as Flamenco Following the collapse of Festival Cruises Flamenco was sold for 12 25 million to Cruise Elysia being renamed the New Flamenco In 2007 she was sold to Club Cruise for 26 million and renamed Flamenco I In November 2008 Club Cruise defaulted on their payments and she was sold at auction for just 3 4 million Complete history of this ship Official P O postcard of Spirit of London Official P O postcard of Spirit of London Official P O postcard of Spirit of London Official Princess postcard of Sun Princess Postcard of Sun Princess Pacific Princess 1974 2003 Island Princess 1974 2000 These ships were completed in 1971 as Sea Venture and Island Venture for Flagship cruises a Norwegian company set up by established lines Lorentzen Fearnley Eger etc They were sold to P O for their recently acquired Princess subsidiary in 1974 Flagship Cruises then bought the Kungsholm which was also in turn sold to P O Island Venture was renamed Island Princess in the Princess fleet and served with them from 1974 2000 She was then sold to Korean interests as the Hyundai Pungak In 2003 Island Princess was acquired by UK based Voyages of Discovery who renamed her Discovery Sea Venture was renamed Pacific Princess 1 and served with Princess until 2003 when she passed to Spanish Operator Pullmantur and renamed Pacific From summer 2008 Pacific is operating in Europe for new Spanish company Quail Cruises then New Pacific Complete history of Island Princess Complete history of Pacific Princess Flagship Cruises official card of Sea Venture Flagship Cruises official card of Sea Venture Flagship Cruises official card of Island Venture Scan Rogerio Gouveia

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  • P&O Orient Liner Oriana of 1960
    2am on June 18th 2004 a strong gale caused Oriana 1 to heel over at a sharp degree of list to port This damage occurred just after the local administration had decided to remodel her into a free public park Domestic and foreign salvage teams worked for a year to repair her but all attempts failed Oriana 1 still leaned to the side She was towed from Xinghai Bay on May 12th 2005 Her reported destination is Zhangjiagang Port Jiangsu Province in East China Her new owner is a shipbuilding company in Jiangsu According to reports by Dalian News on May 12th she will be scrapped Page 2 shows a selection of photos of the 1960 Oriana Oriana details 41915 Gross Tons Length 804ft 638 1st 1496 Tourist Passengers later 1677 in one class for cruising Speed 27 5 knots 30 64 knots on trials Engines six turbines total 80000shp single reduction geared to twin screws Oriana 1960 Pages Oriana 1960 Page 1 Company official and commercialPostcards this page Oriana 1960 Page 2 Photographs Oriana 1960 Page 3 Company Official Interior Postcards P O Orient Line Pages Orient Line Page 1 1866 1899 Orient Line Page 2 1900 1914 Orient Line Page 3 1915 1939 Orient Line Page 4 1940 1965 P O Liners Page 1 1837 1899 P O Liners Page 2 1900 1914 P O Liners Page 3 1915 1939 P O Liners Page 4 1940 1961 P O Princess Cruises Pages Oriana 1995 Postcards the new Oriana P O and Princess Cruises Page 1 P O and Princess Cruises Page 2 Swan Hellenic P O Cruises Page 3 P O and Princess Cruises Photographs Simplon P O and Princess Cruises Cards Associated Pages Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Oriana of 1960 P O Orient Lines official Maiden Voyage card of Oriana Printed by D G Lusty Scan Michael Sutcliffe Click to open larger image in new window P O Orient Lines official card of Oriana Printed by D G Lusty P O Orient Lines official card of Oriana P O Orient Lines official card of Oriana Printed by D G Lusty Variation on image above Dearden Wade Bournemouth aerial view card 2834 of Oriana Salmon card 1 58 03 03 5548 of Oriana A Mobil Oil advertising card of Oriana at Sydney J Arthur Dixon card SS 117 of Oriana This serial number was retained for all subsequent Oriana cards all of which used photos by Beken Son Cowes From the messages on these cards they were available on the ship J Arthur Dixon card SS 117 of Oriana This is the card above modified to show the later white hull J Arthur Dixon card SS 117 of Oriana A later variation of the card J Arthur Dixon card SS 117 of Oriana The final variation of the card The card was posted from Barbados and the message reads First stop after 3500 miles across the

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