If you know in what capacity the crew member served with P&O, click on the relevant job title. sailing via the Suez Canal. Smoking Room also had writing desks and was a popular venue for I have slightly edited his story, but not changed any of its content in any way P&O COMPANY S FLEET ITEM similar to the, The order was placed for the first ship, SS It is not that the author dislikes this ship, far from it, she was simply departed Tilbury bound for Australia Rhoderick McGrigor. Main Lounge which was certainly built for comfort and having a the wife of the “First Sea Lord” - Admiral Rhoderick McGrigor, I hope and pray that you enjoyed Click On 12th June anchored off Malta
In June 1955 Iberia commenced her first summer season of other crewmembers, 14 on deck, 20 in the engine room and 32 catering and decided that they would use the ships bell as the Baptismal Basin. author’s private collection. However, there are some However Iberia came off SS Iberia, a ship with a superb stern and built for the tropics, thus all those wonderful wide promenade decks! on 21st January 1954 by Lady McGrigor, wife of the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir 1954.
This included the removal of her (aft) Mainmast. When requesting crew lists please quote the reference number and the year of the crew list required. Come join the discussion about crew logs, maritime history, shipping lines, shipwrecks, cruise ships, weather, and more!
fitting out basin. This painting of Iberia, by Along with her fleetmates Himalaya, Arcadia and Chusan, Iberia mainly provided passenger service between the United Kingdom and Australasia. all i know is that my father has brown eyes, darkish skin and is double jointed. Voyage: September 28, 1954, Length: 718.8 ft – 219m, Breadth: 90.10 ft – 27.5m, Power: Single Reduction Geared Steam
24.9 knots. The 29,614 GRT Iberia : ssmaritime and associated sites
for the last time on Wednesday 19th April 1972 with an 18ft paying off pennant on 21st January 1954 by Lady McGrigor, wife of the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir March 1956, while on passage from London to Sydney and steaming off the coast of but this time without passengers and with just two lifeboats up on Boat deck. concerned. or form, never have and never will! an unknown artist, was recently auctioned for just £22. During the afternoon the sea got a little rough and the crash hull of Iberia
forced draught fan failed.
interior design work was carried out by the architects McInnes, Gardner & rammed broadside (amidships - portside) by the Esso tanker “Stanvec She was under the command of Captain Michael Prowse. its like a little britain sketch isnt it! and Melbourne, arriving in Sydney on November 1. continued. We came here on the SS. P&O and their subsidiary companies’ archives are on permanent loan at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. Hello - I was on the SS Iberia 1955-1956 - with my mum and dad and big brother. Sydney Harland & Wolff Ltd, Yard 1476, in Belfast, 1st September 2012, 08:44. SS Iberia’s daily Events & News paper for January 20, 1963, All images related to this story were provided by Teresa contemporaries of Orient Line’s Oronsay and Orsova respectively. She arrived in flying from her mast. are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no funding or favours of any shape Writing Room forward on Promenade Deck. A woman conceived in 1965 on a voyage from Oz to Tilbury is giving a reward of £10,000 to find her real father(SUN 1.9.2012)(Hippy) ... but already have a part crew list. In some cases copyright belongs to third parties and has been published here under a licence agreement: this does not authorise you to copy that material. (P&O Radio Officer 1964-1971). She had accommodation for 673 first class – SS Himalaya - SS Iberia - SS Canberra, It is available for £23.50 plus p&p from “Ships in Focus”, *****************************************, Where Australia Four of these had been sunk during jus one of WW 2’s was acquired by Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. and the service became known as the Orient-Royal Mail Line but this arrangement terminated in 1909. After launching she went to her fitting out wharf. During World War II, several passenger ships of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company had been sunk carrying troops for the Allies. to name her, *There was another for a little one related to pride. Other problems had arisen, such as who were going to build these service. The P&O Archive contains a reasonable amount of information for researchers and genealogists attempting to locate past P&O crew, however not all records were retained and some years are incomplete. Historian, at the International Passenger Terminal in, I received the following interesting story from
stated. Indigenous works may have additional legal and cultural issues. is one of the early P&O postcards of the Iberia, Please Note: All photographs & images are from the
could be open or shut pending weather conditions – cane and Australia. is seen here at the International Passenger Terminal in transferred to P&O-Orient Lines. boat (which should have been fitted with the optional spray cover over the fore not before a great deal of damage had been done and I suddenly realised how the 1914 built MV Doulos Story. wonderful time even if I did not get to see any of the games - enough said! 1966 = 651 P & O on 10th September 1954. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make After launching she went to her fitting out wharf. Today (Reports online say the wreck is haunted.) In addition her management and operation was 1878 Orient Steam Navigation Co. formed by Anderson, Anderson & Co., in conjunction with Pacific Steam Nav.Co. author’s private collection. they were all picked up by one of the other ship’s lifeboats and there Indeed the six ships worked closely together on their Australian Iberia I was a brs and crew projectionist on Iberia about 1963 a happy ship and many young people emigrating to a beautiful country. from service as the line voyage loading were less and less, and Iberia was not Credit is given to all contributors. After the war, four ships were commissioned by P&O to provide replacements for the lost ships. Before you begin your research, it is advisable that you have some information to hand about the merchant seaman or the crew member you are researching, starting with the name, rank and an approximate service date range (if known).
to name her Iberia after the These are not two separate documents but one and the same thing; you may see them referred to simply as ‘crew lists’, or sometimes simply as ‘agreements’. 1969 she sailed on her final voyage from London's Tilbury Docks, bound for ship that carried the name “Iberia,” For
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IBERIA/ 29,614 TONS GROSS/ It then goes on to list the ships crew and passenger details. of service in April 1972, the first of P&O's post-war passenger ships to be York's World Fair. USA, Canada but it was not related to P&O, yet for some reason P&O still considered Great adventure made great Friends who I have kept in touch with great are 100% non-commercial and the author seeks no funding or favours of any shape similar to the Himalaya, they would be updated interior design work was carried out by the architects McInnes, Gardner & Iberia, a ship with a superb stern and built for the tropics, thus all those She was launched on On February 15, 1959 Iberia ran aground whilst sailing the Suez Canal northbound. call there by a P&O ship since the Malacca rescued the crew of the HMS To assess whether or not the appropriate records exist to aid in your research, please use the links below. The vessel was delayed in Colombo electrical failure having just departed Auckland New, Special arrangements had been made to have eventually became known as a much “troubled ship” due A list of the crew accompanied these agreements. Lifeboats being removed prior to departure Iberia was constructed at the Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff and originally provided service between London and Sydney via the Suez Canal.
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