P&O Heritage Collection

P&O Heritage Collection P&O Heritage Collection, exists to preserve and celebrate over 180 years of maritime history and the collection of one of the best known shipping companies in the world.

As our name suggests, P&O Heritage, exists to preserve and celebrate the maritime history and collections of P&O, one of the best known shipping companies in the world. Our website is our main port of call fro visitors and we have designed it to allow our collections - and the rich heritage of P&O - to be more accessible to the public, thereby continuing to keep alive the memory of the enormous co

As our name suggests, P&O Heritage, exists to preserve and celebrate the maritime history and collections of P&O, one of the best known shipping companies in the world. Our website is our main port of call fro visitors and we have designed it to allow our collections - and the rich heritage of P&O - to be more accessible to the public, thereby continuing to keep alive the memory of the enormous co

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'Bring on the boys' No. 23 in our #canberraat60in60 series - photographs of the English cricket team boarding CANBERRA o...
20/10/2021

'Bring on the boys' No. 23 in our #canberraat60in60 series - photographs of the English cricket team boarding CANBERRA on 27th September 1962 for Australia and the Ashes series. #CANBERRA #cricket

'Bring on the boys' No. 23 in our #canberraat60in60 series - photographs of the English cricket team boarding CANBERRA on 27th September 1962 for Australia and the Ashes series. #CANBERRA #cricket

Today in 1907: Postcard from B.I.'s REWA as HM Transport ship sent on 19th October 1907 with message: 'Just a brief idea...
19/10/2021

Today in 1907: Postcard from B.I.'s REWA as HM Transport ship sent on 19th October 1907 with message: 'Just a brief idea for you of where I am to. Am leaving Southampton to-day Friday for India. Will give explanation later. Yours, WHS. P.S. Don't think too hard of me. Had reasons for not writing before.' #TravelTuesday

Today in 1907: Postcard from B.I.'s REWA as HM Transport ship sent on 19th October 1907 with message: 'Just a brief idea for you of where I am to. Am leaving Southampton to-day Friday for India. Will give explanation later. Yours, WHS. P.S. Don't think too hard of me. Had reasons for not writing before.' #TravelTuesday

Something for the Weekend & No. 22 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series is this plywood stool designed by John Wright for #CA...
15/10/2021

Something for the Weekend & No. 22 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series is this plywood stool designed by John Wright for #CANBERRA. Find more of CANBERRA's furniture in our online exhibition https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/exhibitions/canberra-a-design-classic/the-wright-approach

Something for the Weekend & No. 22 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series is this plywood stool designed by John Wright for #CANBERRA. Find more of CANBERRA's furniture in our online exhibition https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/exhibitions/canberra-a-design-classic/the-wright-approach

Today in 1937: An order of service for the commemoration of the Centenary of P&O, held at St. Andrew Undershaft & St. Ma...
14/10/2021

Today in 1937: An order of service for the commemoration of the Centenary of P&O, held at St. Andrew Undershaft & St. Mary Axe on 14th October 1937 #ThrowbackThursday

No. 21 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series today is this photograph of CANBERRA's crew cleaning her iconic funnels in Sydney...
13/10/2021

No. 21 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series today is this photograph of CANBERRA's crew cleaning her iconic funnels in Sydney in 1984. #CANBERRA

No. 21 in our #CANBERRAat60in60 series today is this photograph of CANBERRA's crew cleaning her iconic funnels in Sydney in 1984. #CANBERRA

Today in 1911: Postcard from ORVIETO with message, 'This is the boat that mother is going to see her mother in. Goodbye ...
12/10/2021

Today in 1911: Postcard from ORVIETO with message, 'This is the boat that mother is going to see her mother in. Goodbye my darling Frankie. From, mother'. #TravelTuesday

Today in 1911: Postcard from ORVIETO with message, 'This is the boat that mother is going to see her mother in. Goodbye my darling Frankie. From, mother'. #TravelTuesday

See more of our ship models in the @dpworld Pavilion at #Expo2020 Dubai. Marking the birth of containerisation, ENCOUNTE...
10/10/2021

See more of our ship models in the @dpworld Pavilion at #Expo2020 Dubai. Marking the birth of containerisation, ENCOUNTER BAY (1969) was the first container ship and our model can be seen in the virtual tour online... https://vod360.expo2020dubai.com/tours/VE014_dpworld_0110_V7_TC_FIX/index.htm

See more of our ship models in the @dpworld Pavilion at #Expo2020 Dubai. Marking the birth of containerisation, ENCOUNTER BAY (1969) was the first container ship and our model can be seen in the virtual tour online... https://vod360.expo2020dubai.com/tours/VE014_dpworld_0110_V7_TC_FIX/index.htm

Back to our #CANBERRAat60in60 series this week with No.20, a rare pass for a one-off visit on board CANBERRA at Sydney i...
08/10/2021

Back to our #CANBERRAat60in60 series this week with No.20, a rare pass for a one-off visit on board CANBERRA at Sydney in August 1961 #canberra #sydney

Back to our #CANBERRAat60in60 series this week with No.20, a rare pass for a one-off visit on board CANBERRA at Sydney in August 1961 #canberra #sydney

Today in 1951: The first of five 'white sisters', STRATHNAVER, at Sydney harbour. Find more of our ships in our 'ships f...
07/10/2021

Today in 1951: The first of five 'white sisters', STRATHNAVER, at Sydney harbour. Find more of our ships in our 'ships fact sheets' online https://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/DispaySelection?ships[0]=27896&

Today in 1951: The first of five 'white sisters', STRATHNAVER, at Sydney harbour. Find more of our ships in our 'ships fact sheets' online https://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/DispaySelection?ships[0]=27896&

Dubai #expo2020  is now in full swing and you can see some of our P&O Heritage ship models in the DP World Flow Pavilion...
06/10/2021

Dubai #expo2020 is now in full swing and you can see some of our P&O Heritage ship models in the DP World Flow Pavilion, such as B.I.'s CHUPRA (1906) Take a virtual tour to find out more... https://vod360.expo2020dubai.com/tours/VE014_dpworld_0110_V7_TC_FIX/index.htm

Dubai #expo2020 is now in full swing and you can see some of our P&O Heritage ship models in the DP World Flow Pavilion, such as B.I.'s CHUPRA (1906) Take a virtual tour to find out more... https://vod360.expo2020dubai.com/tours/VE014_dpworld_0110_V7_TC_FIX/index.htm

#TravelTuesday Postcard from NAGOYA (1913) with message 'Dear Lily I am sending you a postcard of the ship... We are jus...
05/10/2021

#TravelTuesday Postcard from NAGOYA (1913) with message 'Dear Lily I am sending you a postcard of the ship... We are just passing the white cliffs of Dover now it is lovely & calm on the sea if it will only keep like this...'

#TravelTuesday Postcard from NAGOYA (1913) with message 'Dear Lily I am sending you a postcard of the ship... We are just passing the white cliffs of Dover now it is lovely & calm on the sea if it will only keep like this...'

On this #InternationalCoffeeDay we wanted to showcase this painting 'Ugandan Coffee Gatherers', presented to B. I.'s UGA...
01/10/2021

On this #InternationalCoffeeDay we wanted to showcase this painting 'Ugandan Coffee Gatherers', presented to B. I.'s UGANDA by MR. T. BAZARRABUSA M.B.E., High Commissioner for Uganda, on behalf of the Ugandan Government on 11th October 1963. It was originally hung in the drawing room on board UGANDA and the subject matter for the painting emphasises the importance of the coffee industry to Uganda's economy as well as the part played by UGANDA in the carriage to overseas markets.

On this #InternationalCoffeeDay we wanted to showcase this painting 'Ugandan Coffee Gatherers', presented to B. I.'s UGANDA by MR. T. BAZARRABUSA M.B.E., High Commissioner for Uganda, on behalf of the Ugandan Government on 11th October 1963. It was originally hung in the drawing room on board UGANDA and the subject matter for the painting emphasises the importance of the coffee industry to Uganda's economy as well as the part played by UGANDA in the carriage to overseas markets.

1891- 2021: Another exhibition that P&O was involved in was the Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 and Queen Victoria even v...
01/10/2021

1891- 2021: Another exhibition that P&O was involved in was the Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 and Queen Victoria even visited the P&O Pavilion. On display were a variety of P&O's finest paintings, ship models and pieces from the P&O Collection.

Look out for some of our P&O ship models at the DP World Flow Pavilion if you're visiting Dubai #Expo2020 & see more on our social pages over the coming months...

1891- 2021: Another exhibition that P&O was involved in was the Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 and Queen Victoria even visited the P&O Pavilion. On display were a variety of P&O's finest paintings, ship models and pieces from the P&O Collection.

Look out for some of our P&O ship models at the DP World Flow Pavilion if you're visiting Dubai #Expo2020 & see more on our social pages over the coming months...

1851-2021: On the day of the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai and the new DP World 'Flow' Pavilion we remember P&O's involv...
01/10/2021

1851-2021: On the day of the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai and the new DP World 'Flow' Pavilion we remember P&O's involvement with Exhibitions of the past such as the Great Exhibition in 1851; the P&O Pavilions and in enabling the exhibitions to come together. P&O's efforts were well received and admired shown in this quote from a commentator in the 'Illustrated London News', 31st May 1851. #expo2020

1851-2021: On the day of the opening of Expo 2020 in Dubai and the new DP World 'Flow' Pavilion we remember P&O's involvement with Exhibitions of the past such as the Great Exhibition in 1851; the P&O Pavilions and in enabling the exhibitions to come together. P&O's efforts were well received and admired shown in this quote from a commentator in the 'Illustrated London News', 31st May 1851. #expo2020

On this World Maritime Day we're paying particular thought to our seafarers across the globe and their core role in ship...
30/09/2021

On this World Maritime Day we're paying particular thought to our seafarers across the globe and their core role in shipping, past present and future.

Image from artwork for the poster, "P&O Passenger services cover half the world" by Birch Carrington, 1950s. #WorldMaritimeDay2021 #seafarers

On this World Maritime Day we're paying particular thought to our seafarers across the globe and their core role in shipping, past present and future.

Image from artwork for the poster, "P&O Passenger services cover half the world" by Birch Carrington, 1950s. #WorldMaritimeDay2021 #seafarers

Today in 1910: Postcard featuring SALSETTE and a painting after William Lionel Wyllie, with message: 'This is the boat i...
28/09/2021

Today in 1910: Postcard featuring SALSETTE and a painting after William Lionel Wyllie, with message: 'This is the boat into which I changed from the MACEDONIA last Sunday. She is a fast turbine boat doing ferry service from Aden to Bombay and is all over the place like a cork...' #traveltuesday

Today in 1910: Postcard featuring SALSETTE and a painting after William Lionel Wyllie, with message: 'This is the boat into which I changed from the MACEDONIA last Sunday. She is a fast turbine boat doing ferry service from Aden to Bombay and is all over the place like a cork...' #traveltuesday

Following on from yesterday and our visit to Buckler's Hard we have more news of PERSIA stories with this detailed artic...
24/09/2021

Following on from yesterday and our visit to Buckler's Hard we have more news of PERSIA stories with this detailed article on the Dundee City Archives blog by Roger Burns. Well worth a read. https://dundeecityarchives.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/ss-persia/ #somethingfortheweekend

Following on from yesterday and our visit to Buckler's Hard we have more news of PERSIA stories with this detailed article on the Dundee City Archives blog by Roger Burns. Well worth a read. https://dundeecityarchives.wordpress.com/2021/09/22/ss-persia/ #somethingfortheweekend

It's always a pleasure to visit Buckler's Hard  Maritime Museum and today it was for the launch of Alan Wren's new book,...
23/09/2021

It's always a pleasure to visit Buckler's Hard Maritime Museum and today it was for the launch of Alan Wren's new book, 'Ambush of SS PERSIA - Voices From a Lost Liner'. Remembering the tragic event, it is a fitting tribute and a voice to the 343 lives lost on 30th December 1915.
https://www.ypdbooks.com/history/1764-the-ambush-of-ss-persia-voices-from-a-lost-liner-YPD02517.html

The book features images from the P&O Collection including this cover image of a P&O postcard, after the original painting by Charles Edward Dixon. https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection

Today in 1937: A dramatic action shot of the launch of STRATHALLAN on 23rd September 1937 #throwbackthursday
23/09/2021

Today in 1937: A dramatic action shot of the launch of STRATHALLAN on 23rd September 1937 #throwbackthursday

Today in 1937: A dramatic action shot of the launch of STRATHALLAN on 23rd September 1937 #throwbackthursday

Today in 1959: Photograph of ARCADIA dressed overall on her maiden call at New York, on 21st September 1959 #TravelTuesd...
21/09/2021

Today in 1959: Photograph of ARCADIA dressed overall on her maiden call at New York, on 21st September 1959 #TravelTuesday

Today in 1959: Photograph of ARCADIA dressed overall on her maiden call at New York, on 21st September 1959 #TravelTuesday

September 1948: Crowds of passengers disembarking from MALOJA at Marseilles in September 1948 #ThrowbackThursday
16/09/2021

September 1948: Crowds of passengers disembarking from MALOJA at Marseilles in September 1948 #ThrowbackThursday

September 1948: Crowds of passengers disembarking from MALOJA at Marseilles in September 1948 #ThrowbackThursday

Today in 1909: List of Passengers for Cruise No.8 on P&O's VECTIS, leaving London on the 14th September 1909 #traveltues...
14/09/2021

Today in 1909: List of Passengers for Cruise No.8 on P&O's VECTIS, leaving London on the 14th September 1909 #traveltuesday

Today in 1909: List of Passengers for Cruise No.8 on P&O's VECTIS, leaving London on the 14th September 1909 #traveltuesday

With London International Shipping Week 2021 starting today, we thought it appropriate to share this detail from the bea...
13/09/2021

With London International Shipping Week 2021 starting today, we thought it appropriate to share this detail from the beautiful painting of, 'CALEDONIA at anchor in the Pool of London', by Charles Edward Dixon, 1896. https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/galleries/Paintings/Ships/CALEDONIA-at-anchor-in-the-Pool-of-London

With London International Shipping Week 2021 starting today, we thought it appropriate to share this detail from the beautiful painting of, 'CALEDONIA at anchor in the Pool of London', by Charles Edward Dixon, 1896. https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/galleries/Paintings/Ships/CALEDONIA-at-anchor-in-the-Pool-of-London

Today in 1929: Postcard from P&O's MACEDONIA with message: 'Tell Miss Whittington that Mr Ward is having a real change i...
07/09/2021

Today in 1929: Postcard from P&O's MACEDONIA with message: 'Tell Miss Whittington that Mr Ward is having a real change in diet for breakfast, Eggs & Bacon' #TravelTuesday

Today in 1929: Postcard from P&O's MACEDONIA with message: 'Tell Miss Whittington that Mr Ward is having a real change in diet for breakfast, Eggs & Bacon' #TravelTuesday

Today in 1980: B. I.'s DWARKA at Bahrain on 2nd September 1980. Discover more British India Steam Navigation ships in ou...
02/09/2021

Today in 1980: B. I.'s DWARKA at Bahrain on 2nd September 1980. Discover more British India Steam Navigation ships in our advanced ship search https://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/Search?mySlider[0]=1860&mySlider[1]=2000&selectedType=0&selectedLine=110349 #ThrowbackThursday #shipsearch #britishindia

Today in 1980: B. I.'s DWARKA at Bahrain on 2nd September 1980. Discover more British India Steam Navigation ships in our advanced ship search https://www.poheritage.com/our-archive/ships-search/advanced-ship-search-results/Search?mySlider[0]=1860&mySlider[1]=2000&selectedType=0&selectedLine=110349 #ThrowbackThursday #shipsearch #britishindia

Today in 1960: CANBERRA being fitted-out at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, 31st August, 1960 #TravelTuesday
31/08/2021

Today in 1960: CANBERRA being fitted-out at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, 31st August, 1960 #TravelTuesday

Today in 1960: CANBERRA being fitted-out at the Harland & Wolff Shipyard, Belfast, 31st August, 1960 #TravelTuesday

Throwback to August 1939 on board VICEROY OF INDIA with the 'daily tote'. Photograph by keen amateur photographer, John ...
26/08/2021

Throwback to August 1939 on board VICEROY OF INDIA with the 'daily tote'. Photograph by keen amateur photographer, John McAree. #ThrowbackThursday #1930s Find more of our photograph collection online https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/galleries/Photographs

Throwback to August 1939 on board VICEROY OF INDIA with the 'daily tote'. Photograph by keen amateur photographer, John McAree. #ThrowbackThursday #1930s Find more of our photograph collection online https://www.poheritage.com/the-collection/galleries/Photographs

Today in 1914: News from Rangoon on a postcard featuring ARANKOLA, dated 24th August 1914: 'Harold darling, we came into...
24/08/2021

Today in 1914: News from Rangoon on a postcard featuring ARANKOLA, dated 24th August 1914: 'Harold darling, we came into Rangoon for the day as I wanted to see the dentist my tooth was so bad - we are returning back now 5:30pm - How are you both? Much love'. #TravelTuesday

Today in 1914: News from Rangoon on a postcard featuring ARANKOLA, dated 24th August 1914: 'Harold darling, we came into Rangoon for the day as I wanted to see the dentist my tooth was so bad - we are returning back now 5:30pm - How are you both? Much love'. #TravelTuesday

Today in 1939: Passengers enjoying afternoon tea onboard VICEROY OF INDIA in August 1939 #Throwbackthursday #photographa...
19/08/2021

Today in 1939: Passengers enjoying afternoon tea onboard VICEROY OF INDIA in August 1939 #Throwbackthursday #photographarchive #1930s

Today in 1939: Passengers enjoying afternoon tea onboard VICEROY OF INDIA in August 1939 #Throwbackthursday #photographarchive #1930s

#OTD 1903: Feeling hungry? Luncheon Menu onboard MOLDAVIA from Monday 17th August, 1903 #Traveltuesday
17/08/2021

#OTD 1903: Feeling hungry? Luncheon Menu onboard MOLDAVIA from Monday 17th August, 1903 #Traveltuesday

#OTD 1903: Feeling hungry? Luncheon Menu onboard MOLDAVIA from Monday 17th August, 1903 #Traveltuesday

One from the annuals…#OTD 30 years ago the Italian-built REGAL PRINCESS (1991) was officially named in New York by forme...
08/08/2021

One from the annuals…#OTD 30 years ago the Italian-built REGAL PRINCESS (1991) was officially named in New York by former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, with husband Dennis, P&O Chairman, Lord Sterling, and Captain Cesare Ditel all in attendance. And now for the #OLYMPIC twist… REGAL PRINCESS was renamed PACIFIC DAWN by Olympic gold medallist, Australian sprinter Cathy Freeman in 2007.

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Visit the P&O Heritage website to browse our galleries, research your family history and look up ships in our archive and take a journey back in time with our P&O timeline http://www.poheritage.com/

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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As our name suggests, P&O Heritage, exists to preserve and celebrate the maritime history and collections of P&O, one of the best known shipping companies in the world. Our website is our main port of call for visitors and we have designed it to allow our collections - and the rich heritage of P&O - to be more accessible to the public, thereby continuing to keep alive the memory of the enormous contribution P&O has made to numerous people and countries around the world for over 180 years. Behind the scenes, the P&O Heritage Collection, which numbers over 30,000 items, is cared for by a small dedicated team of three: Curator, Digital Curator and Web editor and Conservator, based in the European regional headquarters of DP World. Our vast and varied collections of archives and artefacts tell the story of P&O and the numerous shipping lines it acquired, including Orient Line, British India and many more. DP World acquired P&O in 2006 and today it takes great pride in its association with the venerable name of P&O. DP World is committed to the work of P&O Heritage and to preserving and protecting this unique collection for future generations.

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Hello has anyone got any photos of deck seats from the 1950s Don't mean deck chairs but fixed seats like on prom deck etc ?
A small group dedicated to P&O/Cunard Captains,Deputy Captains and Crew past and present and their ships. facebook.com/groups/1931957673713262/
Orcades aground in the south channel of Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne '1952
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my fathers wage slip !
A small group dedicated to P&O/Cunard Captains,Deputy Captains and Crew past and present and their ships. facebook.com/groups/193195763713262/
We found this the other day
A stunning table from the first class lounge of the Stratheden.