People and Places

The people and the places that make up P&O's history have provided subjects for artists over many years. In this small selection you can see portraits of P&O's founding fathers and follow the voyage taken by the artist Andrew Nichol R.H.A. (1804-1886) on the Company's ships in 1846.

  • Portrait of Captain Richard Bourne R.N.

  • Portrait of Brodie McGhie Willcox

  • View of Hong Kong showing P&O Office

  • The P&O Headquarters in Hong Kong

  • Portrait of Arthur Anderson Esq. MP

  • Portrait of Sir Thomas Sutherland

Documents from the P&O Archive

P&O Archive

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

P&O History

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