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Chris Jones
28th August 2010, 03:26 AM
Are there any members of the BMN website who worked on P&O SS Oronsay around 1974-1975? Would love to hear from fellow crew members.


Doc Vernon
28th August 2010, 06:40 AM
Hi Christine J
Would just like to give you a warm Welcome to this very good site!
Here you will find lots of info,good Crew and with luck also find a few old Shipmates!
So sit back,relax and just enjoy the trip!
Hope we will have you here for a long time!
A site truly worthy of the British Merchant Navy!

If this applies to you then please do send in your details!
Note Well

If you would like to join in and have your Full name R Number and First Ship
Included in the Flag project then please pass it on to Mike Hall who is doing a Main Flag for all
to be displayed some time in one of the UK Museums!
We need your names to get the New Flag full,so please do respond!
Thank you
Vernon (castleman)

Please go to following Link

http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=1974 (http://www.merchant-navy.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1974)

Or reply to me in person! Via Private Message Link above below I will pass on the info!

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If any new Members or old ones too want a bit of info on the Flag Projects please
Go to the following Links where you can see Pics and Write ups on this subject!

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If you have already done this then please accept my apologies!

Neil Sutherland
9th October 2010, 02:21 PM
hi I sailed on her 74/75 I was a waiter tourist class ressie not sure where we went maybe alaska cruising then down to auz via haiwai,figi,auckland,sydney

Jim Vallance
25th February 2011, 12:50 PM
I was a 2nd class passenger (age 16) on Oronsay in June-July 1967. Wonderful voyage! Would love to make contact with STEVE (2nd class waiter) and JOHN (2nd class drummer).


Jim Vallance / Canada

Dai Griffin
21st May 2011, 05:09 PM
I joined Oronsay on 26/01/74 as an electrical officer, the first flight of my life, London to Sydney I finaly got off on 03/08/75

robert green
17th October 2014, 08:16 PM
hello chris i was on oronsay joined her at sydney20/11/74 criused back to uk and did med cruise left when her last run to tiawan left in hong kong30/9/75.
i was deckhand did night gang my leading hand was alister last name escapes me . a few other names i still remember.i went onto ss.oriana as bridge seaman.

robert green
17th October 2014, 08:26 PM
same here never flew or been abroad anywhere, we were told at the training school try and get an old steamer of something with derricks, when we all put our hands up at southampton pool , i nearly **** a brick when we would be flying to oz. im not a keen fan of flying,good job you could have a good drink first how long was you on oronsay for chris

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i read your post again sorry you left 3/8/75 we must have seen each other on ship sometimes.

David Allsopp
28th April 2015, 09:51 AM
hi yes i worked on her as a cabin steward and also did the scrap run ,sad to see the old lady go
flew home from hong kong

Michael pace
14th January 2018, 06:24 PM
Hello Chris my name is Michael pace I was on the oronsay in 1974 as a deck boy and finished up taking her to scrap in Hong Kong and then flying home from there

Doc Vernon
15th January 2018, 04:16 AM
I see many of the above were on the Oransay ,the time my late Uncle Dusty was also on her!
I am sure then that there would be some of you who knew him,he was as I know a very popular Guy on Board!
See Link for details my post #5


This is Dusty although this was not when on the Oransay but might jog the Brain Cells LOL

25386 Serving on Deck Himalaya 25387 On the Himalaya 25388 In a Pub in Aden with Friend

pol o frithil
31st July 2018, 10:43 PM
good evening,
i am looking for any information on oronsay which sailed from suva in fiji to Hawaii. it was around November 1957. i am looking for information on any of crew.

Doc Vernon
31st July 2018, 11:05 PM
Anyone in Particular Pol?
Seadogs Reunited (http://www.seadogs-reunited.com/) May help ??

P&O Archives at the National Maritime Museum (http://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/research-guides/passengers/po-archives-at-national-maritime-museum)

PS Was it you who had your Anniversary in April??

pol o frithil
31st July 2018, 11:12 PM
the only one i can remember off hand was an Italian guy called angelo or Anthony forte. with out going through my dads records

Tony Wilkes
3rd August 2018, 04:45 PM
Hi All I joined the SS Oronsay Jan 71.straight from Atlantic House training school we did a World cruise I could not believe it a kid from a council estate in Redditch Worcestershire going ashore in places I’d only seen on the tele Aussie Kiwi Miami Hong Kong Singapore ect ect I couldn’t believe it what an experience Tony Wilkes