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1980s Gallery

CANBERRA approaching Southampton on return from the Falklands, David Cobb CANBERRA’s conversion to a troopship for the Falklands took just 36 hours Aerial view of the radical conversion work required to turn CANBERRA into a modern troopship Troops embarking CANBERRA for the journey south to the Falklands, April 1982 Troops practising rapid deployment by helicopter during the journey south to the Falklands Rope drill helicopter practice on board CANBERRA on the journey south. NORLAND and H.M.S. ANTELOPE in San Carlos Water, 24th May 1982 painted by Steven Dews P&O’s UGANDA, alongside H.M.S. ANDROMEDA, and ELK in Falkland Sound by David Cobb UGANDA as a hospital ship accompanied by HYDRA, HECLA and HERALD, during the Falklands conflict Heroes welcome for CANBERRA and her troops returning from the Falklands War, 11th July 1982 CANBERRA's heroic return to Southampton with over 2,000 troops on board, 11th July 1982 CANBERRA and her troops arrive home to Berth 106 in Southampton, 11th July 1982 One of many reunions on the quayside at Southampton, 11th July 1982 Homecoming of UGANDA to Southampton from service as a hospital ship in the Falklands, 9th August 1982 Fireworks at P&O's 150th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, July 1987 The Royal Naval College, Greenwich transformed in P&O colours for the 150th Anniversary celebrations Scale replica of WILLIAM FAWCETT created for P&O's 150th anniversary celebrations PACIFIC PRINCESS arriving for P&O's 150th anniversary celebrations in Greenwich, July 1987 PACIFIC PRINCESS at the heart of P&O's 150th celebrations at Greenwich Corporate brochure: P&O 150 Years - now under new management. 'Southampton to Southampton via the World' featuring CANBERRA, 1989 The launch of North Sea Ferries NORSEA by HRH The Queen Mother in 1987 P&O’s new PRIDE OF CALAIS and PRIDE OF DOVER entered service in 1987 In 1984 P&O acquired a new head office in Pall Mall and OCL became P&O Containers in 1986 1988 saw P&O embroiled in the National Union of Seaman’s strike The acquisition of Sitmar Cruises in 1989 doubled the size of the Princess Cruises fleet