All Photographs

The P&O Photographic Collection is a unique record of the company's ships and history from the advent of commercial photography in 1860's to 2000. We have over 15,000 photographs which range in type from albumen prints to glass plate negatives and 35mm colour slides.

  • NEPAUL at Southampton

  • A selection of glassware from CANBERRA

  • A Senior Sister in CANBERRA's operating theatre

  • ACQUA BLU at sea

  • Aerial view of AMRA at sea

  • Aerial view of ARAFURA at sea

  • Aerial view of CANBERRA

  • Aerial view of CANBERRA on sea trials

  • Aerial view of IRFON at sea

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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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