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Courtesy of Captain Mike Carr  and here’s some great final shots of the magnificent ship herself.

Courtesy of Captain Mike Carr and here’s some great final shots of the magnificent ship herself.

Courtesy of Captain Mike Carr  These shots were taken by Captain Mike Carr who was the “Old Man” for the scrap run

Courtesy of Captain Mike Carr These shots were taken by Captain Mike Carr who was the “Old Man” for the scrap run

SS Canberra - 1957 - 1997

SS Canberra - 1957 - 1997

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tev Canberra - P&O Cruise Ship

Canberra is seen in Southampton Water with a fire tug entertaining with her high  water spray, welcoming SS Canberra back home for the very last time ever!  From a feature in a UK Magazine

Canberra is seen in Southampton Water with a fire tug entertaining with her high water spray, welcoming SS Canberra back home for the very last time ever! From a feature in a UK Magazine

1979 in drydock

David Saunders - Purser P&O Cruise Ships

Workmen painting the streamlined funnels of the new P&O liner Canberra, as she nears completion at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast. The vessel is unusual in that her engines, machinery and funnel stacks have been placed further aft, to allow more deck space for passengers.

Workmen painting the streamlined funnels of the new P&O liner Canberra, as she nears completion at the Harland & Wolff shipyard, Belfast. The vessel is unusual in that her engines, machinery and funnel stacks have been placed further aft, to allow more deck space for passengers.

Maritime Masterpieces’ by Peter Branksome -  S.S. Canberra (1961)

Maritime Masterpieces’ by Peter Branksome - S. Canberra Oil on Canvas

Signal mast

Signal mast

Canberra

a star to steer her by. And the wheel's kick, and the wind's song, and the white sails shaking, and a grey mist on the sea's face, and a great dawn breaking .

Courtesy of Mike Williams Gliding in to Hong Kong 1987

Courtesy of Mike Williams . Canberra gliding in to Hong Kong 1987

SS Canberra leaving Belfast 1961 b | by adambangor - 28th April 1961, when Canberra was leaving Belfast for Southampton, to begin her maiden voyage.

SS Canberra leaving Belfast 1961 b | by adambangor - 28th April 1961, when Canberra was leaving Belfast for Southampton, to begin her maiden voyage.

As we know the Canberra did not complete all her cruise duties due to a tragic War breaking out in the Falklands !

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