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P&O History

Come aboard and travel back through our timeline to reveal the fascinating story of P&O.

From the Victorian age of steam, through two World Wars to a brave Elizabethan era of modernity, P&O has played a vital part in maritime history and global trade. Delve into the decades, glance through our galleries and enjoy excerpts from our film collection.

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Shipping Companies

P&O acquired many shipping lines worldwide, find out more with our Shipping Company Histories.


P&O Archive

Search nearly 2,500 ships and use our Family History research guides to get started.


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