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CANBERRA

Post by Deepol » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:31 am

I would say she is about as famous now as TITANIC. Completed at Belfast in 1961 she was of a design which in my opinion never aged. Her history is well documented especially for 1982. She might not have made that as she was scheduled for withdrawal in the 1970s but ORSOVA went instead.
The breakers finally caught up with CANBERRA when she went to Gadani Beach in October 1997.
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Can4-Canberra-superstructure.jpg
Her aluminium superstructure taking shape.
CanberraLaunch.jpg
Launch on 16th March 1960 by Dame Pattie Menzies.
Can9-CanberraLaunch-Harland&WolffBelfast-16March1960.jpg
The most published shot as she took to the water. Steel and Bennies CRUISER there to lend a hand.
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Deepol » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:59 am

More photos of her career.
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Canberra-Fitting-out-at-Belfast.jpg
Fitting out
Canberra-bow-trials-2.jpg
The new form seen on trials during April/ May 1961
Canberra-aerial-trials-2.jpg
From the air
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Deepol » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:04 pm

Some features in publications.
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Canberra-cutaway.jpg
The original cutaway
Canberra-1982BrochureCover--006.jpg
The 1982 Cruise Brochure. She had one very long one that year not included in this!
CanberraCutaway1983.jpg
Post Falklands cutaway following refit.
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Deepol » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:21 am

Some on board shots taken in 1975.
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Canberra-Focsle7Sep75.jpg
A view over the bow
Canberra-CrowsNest8Sep75-2.jpg
Crow's Nest Lounge
Canberra-deck-Sep75.jpg
View astern from the bridge with the much imitated twin funnels.
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Magoonigal » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:55 am

If you ever get the chance its worth reading the Book, 'Origins, Orient and Oriana by Charles F Morris.'

Charles Morris was the Chief Naval Architect for Orien Line and responsible for the 1960 built ORIANA, considered to be an 'Outstanding ' ship in her own right until the Canberra came along in 1961. Both ships used 'New' materials and Morris goes into some depth on the reasons for their choice and the difficulties they had using them.

Placing all Canberra's weight aft did cause problems with regard to Oiling and Water Ballasting and care had to be taking when taking on fuel. The Southern Cross had problems with straining in heavy weather which caused some of her forward windows to leak. Even at this late stage in her life, Oriana has been fitted with a new 'Duck Billed' stern which has improved her seakeeping but done nothing for the Vibration down aft!
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by mcmahos » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:57 pm

Scan of an old copy slide from my work, of the Canberra.
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Daniel GIB » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:06 pm

A pic of Canberra arriving in Gibraltar in 1986 overflown by an RAF Canberra.
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Re: CANBERRA

Post by Deepol » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:59 am

Some more memories of Canberra
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Canberra-CanberraBomber.jpg
With a Canberra bomber
Canberra-FalklandsReturnCartoon.jpg
Cartoon from P&O's Wavelength magazine on her Falklands return.
Canberra turbine.jpg
One of her turbines.
Can7-Canberra1Launch-focsle.jpg
View from her focsle on launch day.
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