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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.

  • Artist's impression of CANBERRA

  • BARADINE at sea

  • BARRABOOL in heavy seas

  • BENTINCK entering Aden

  • BRAGANZA off the English Coast

  • BRITANNIA Coaling at Night at Aden

  • BRITANNIA off the English Coast

  • CADIZ in Chinese waters

  • CALEDONIA anchored off Gibraltar

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