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Ships

Portraits painted of ships were used from the earliest days, right up to the 1960's, to advertise P&O's fleet. Several examples are included in this selection together with works commissioned to commemorate particular and notable events.

  • CEYLON at anchor in Southampton Water

  • FORMOSA in Chinese waters

  • CADIZ in Chinese waters

  • CANBERRA Approaching Southampton

  • MALTA leaving Marseilles

  • SUNDA at the Grand Harbour, Valetta

  • ROYAL TAR in rough seas

  • BRITANNIA off the English Coast

  • VICEROY OF INDIA and MANELA off Grays

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Workmen putting up P&O's new neon sign in the 1950s

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