P&O liner on its way for scrapping-Orient Overseas liner-which one?-1970s

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 20:59

I took this picture from Tsing Yi Island during the early to mid-1970s.

The rear vessel is recalled as being the P&O liner ARCADIA on its way to be scrapped in Taiwan.

The black-topped funnel identifies it.

The front vessel is one of CY Tung’s ‘Orient-Overseas’ liners-But which one?

It has the look of one of the New Zealand shipping company’s liners

Date picture taken
15 Jun 1975


The rear P&O ship is the "Chusan" not "Arcadia" - the "Chusan" was similar to the "Himalaya" but the latter did not have a mainmast (nor did the "Arcadia" by the time it was scapped in 1979). The "Chusan" was scrapped in Kaohsiung from July 1973. The Orient-Overseas liner in the foreground is the "Oriental Empress" - previously APL's "President Wilson" - it was scrapped in Kaohsiung in 1984