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Reproduced by kind permission of P&O Heritage

ORIANA lifebuoy

Date: c 1960
12 mm, 5.4 kg, 770 mm (770 mm)
Medium: Synthetic moulded construction, paint.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from P&OSNCo
Classification:Vessels and fittings
Object Name: Lifebuoy
Object No: 00000714
Place Manufactured:England

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    A lifebuoy from the ORIANA of the P&O Line, circa 1960.
    HistoryThe P&O white hulled ORIANA was operated as a full-time cruise ship from 1973. Between 1981 and her retirement from service five years later, Oriana was based at Sydney, Australia, operating to Pacific Ocean and South-East Asian ports. Deemed surplus to P&O's requirements in early 1986, the vessel was sold to become a floating hotel and tourist attraction, first in Japan and later in China. As a result of damage sustained from a severe storm whilst in the port of Dalian in 2004, SS Oriana was finally sold to local breakers in 2005.
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