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Our collection of  photographs of P&O and subsidiary company ships dates right back to the Iron Screw Steamers of the 1860s. In addition to formal ship portraits, the collection includes photographs of ships in the fleet: under construction, launching, on sea trials, interiors, in service, in port and even the breakers yard. Browse a selection here. 

  • 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

  • Aerial view of LADY SANDRA

  • Aerial view of RUTLAND at sea

  • ALBATROSS in London dock

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P&O Archive

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

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