Anchor-Donaldson Liner Athenia, torpedoed at the outbreak of World War 2.  

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Brazil Maru on her maiden voyage in Colombo, January 1940. She was torpedoed in the Pacific in 1942.  

photo Jim Arnold

Dunera, Mediterranean 1940. Built for British India Line in 1937, she was scrapped in Bilbao in 1967. 

photo Jim Arnold

Empress of Japan with the Orford in the background, 1940. The 3 funneled ship was built in 1929 and survived until, as the Hanseatic, she was destroyed by fire in 1966.  

photo Jim Arnold

P&O's troopship Ettrick passing HMS Eagle in 1940. She was torpedoed in the Atlantic in 1942 

photo Jim Arnold

The Greek cruise ship Lakonia ablaze off Gibraltar, Christmas 1963. She later sank. She was the former Dutch liner Johan van Oldenbarnevelt. 

photo Gerry Jones, RN crewman

The last meeting of the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary in mid-Atlantic. Sir Gerald Nabarro MP in the foreground

photo Peter Moor

Canadian Pacific's Metagama, 1914-1934. Built in Glasgow by Barclay, Curle & Co, she was 12,420 tons 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Orient SN's Orford in the Mediterranean 1940. The Orford was bombed in Marseilles later that year

photo Jim Arnold

P&O's Strathnaver in Gibraltar in 1942. Launched in 1931 and survived until 1962. 

photo Simon Dudbridge

Another shot of P&O's Strathnaver in Colombo, Ceylon 1940. 

photo Jim Arnold

P&O's Strathaird in the Mediterranean 1940. She was built in 1931, survived the war and was scrapped in 1961.

photo Jim Arnold

Orient SN's Otranto passing under Sydney Harbour Bridge 

photo Jim Arnold

The former Cunard liner Ausonia of 1921, serving as HMS Ausonia in Gibraltar 1964. I only discovered this image recently as it was in the background of a family photograph. She was on the Canadian service until 1939 when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty. Broken up in 1965.

photo Don Hazeldine

 

Orduna of Pacific Steam Navigation Company leaving Singapore 1949. 

photo Don Hazeldine (Snr)

Dunnottar Castle at Southampton 1947. Launched in 1936, she was converted to the cruise ship Victoria in 1958 and remained in the trade amazingly until 2004 

photo Don Hazeldine (Snr)

The Queen Mary pictured at Southampton in 1947, shortly after conversion following her war service.  

photo Don Hazeldine (Snr)

The troopship Dilwara managed by British India Line. The mark below the blue line was my father's cabin en route to Singapore in March 1949. We saw the ship again as the Malayan pilgrim carrier Kuala Lumpur in 1962. She was scrapped in 1971. 

photo Don Hazeldine Collection

Anchor Line's Cilicia, Suez 1955. Built in 1937 and 11100 tons, she sailed on the UK-India service. 

photo Ken Bottomer

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