P&O

P&O (HM27SY)

Location: London, England SW1Y Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 30.386', W 0° 7.904'

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The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company - known today as P&O - grew from a partnership between an Englishman, Brodie McGhie Willcox and a Shetlander, Arthur Anderson. In 1837 their Peninsular Steam shipping service between England and the Iberian Peninsula, set up with the help of an Irishman, Richard Bourne, won the first ever deep-sea mail contract.In 1840, the company was incorporated by Royal Charter, added Oriental to its name and began a service to Egypt. Using the overland route which existed before the Suez Canal, services to India, the Far East and Australia were established during the next 12 years. For a century P&O mail and passenger steamers were the backbone of British trade and expansion East of Suez, served the forces of the Crown in wartime and reputedly gave the word 'posh' to the English language - from port side outward (to India), starboard homeward, indicating the better, cooler cabins during the passage of the Red Sea. In the first half of the Twentieth Century a series of acquisitions of other shipping companies extended P&O's interests into most parts of the globe and made it one of the largest shipping combines in the world. After the Second World War the company diversified its fleet and developed shipping-related businesses including agencies, port operations and road



transport. In the 1970s and '80's P&O extended its interests into construction, housebuilding, property investment and development and a variety of service industries, but remained pre-eminent in British shipping. P&O ships still fly the quartered houseflag that dates back to its foundations, incorporating the royal colours of Portugal and Spain.
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HM NumberHM27SY
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Year Placed1990
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Date Added Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 699047 N 5710045
Decimal Degrees51.50643333, -0.13173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 30.386', W 0° 7.904'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 30' 23.16" N, 0° 7' 54.24" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Carlton House Terrace, London England SW1Y, GB
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