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    Hi Paedrig,

    I never heard it they must have moved on with the times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paedrig View Post
    Hi Paul,

    Whoever had the task of polishing it sure did a fine job! !
    I was gonna say just the opposite - I was an EDH on the Oriana in '69 and can't remember it, or polishing it, but if I'd left that amount of Brasso around the edges and rivets, Id've got a well deserved bollocking!!

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    It looks shiny in the photo I've got.....but then it was in port somewhere and maybe Captain Vickers wanted to impress a visitor. Though it has to be said I very very rarely went near the Bridge anyway.

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    "It looks shiny in the photo I've got....."

    Sorry, I was meaning the photo in the first post of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Rafferty View Post
    "It looks shiny in the photo I've got....."

    Sorry, I was meaning the photo in the first post of this thread.
    Hi Don

    My mistake....just looked at the photo and you are absolutely right.....cleaning brasswork must be a dying art.

    Pat

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    it sinified the fastest ship in the p&o fleet it lived in the stbd lamp locker on the old oriana if you look the tail feathers are a bit bent when i dropped it when i was the 8-12 bridge seaman

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    I was a wine steward on the oriana 65-66 and remember that if a steward was going to the bridge to meet woof woof for a logging they would want to loan my oriant buttons as they would not get fined as mutch as he was a orient line captain.

    I also rember the tannoy message to clear visitors from the ship:
    ALL VISITORS ASHORE...ALL VISITORS ASHORE....ALL PERSONS NOT SAILING ON THIS SHIP SHOULD PROCEED ASHORE NOW BY THE GANGWAY SITUATED ON " D " DECK IN THE TOURIS TCLASS SECTION OF THE SHIP.

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    this is the bridge oriana willbe sailing for~~~~~~~ in twenty minutes time all those not sailing with the ship should leave by the gangway at d deck aft

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    i was a deck boy on the old oriana in 1971and i most definately do remember the golden cockerel.my station for entering or leaving port was on the monkey island and apart from hoisting and lowering the relevent flags,it was also my job to clean the cockerel! i think that it was made of brass and it took ages to clean but it was an honour and a privelidge that i have never forgetten. it was mounted on a wooden pole that had a metal thread on the end and was fitted either on or near the reflector binnacle.

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    the golden cockeral was awarded to the oriana for being the fastast passenger ship in the Pacific ocean.later.the title went to a ship of the american president line which i think carried 6 passengers but oriana was allowed to keep it due to the period of time she had held it i did 8 voyages as quartermaster in the 1960s mainly with commodores edgecombe and dunkley

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