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PHOTOS OF P & O's ss ARCADIA BEING BROKEN UP

Neil

Deckhand
ss ARCADIA was broken up at Keelung in Taiwan, in 1979/1980.
The photos are from my collection.

She had entered service in 1954 and besides her line voyages to Australia she also made short cruises from the UK and Australia.

I made a relief trip on her in 1974 to organize some of the service required for our American and Canadian passengers when she did some seven day cruises from Vancouver to Alaska.
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Ally

Deckhand
Such a shame to see a liner go like that. The latest Arcadia was in Sydney recently and some of the passengers who sailed on the old ship had a reunion. I dare say there were many happy memories of the old ship.

Too many of them are being destroyed, a whole era just wiped out of the history books, it's sad.
 
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