All of the Latsis ships were museums to the very end, and the MARIANNA VI was no exception. When Latsis bought her from Elder Dempster Line, she was basically sold, lock, stock and barrel. The crockery, linens, silver, and signage was from the ship's AUREOL era with a few old former and current Latsis ships' items thrown in (such as Royal Mail Line silver from one of the ex HIGHLAND ships and crockery and linens from the old P&O STRATHS, DFDS' ENGLAND, and even Peter Deilmann's REGINA MARIS).
Indeed, like some of the blankets on MidShipCentury, these lovely P&O pieces came from the former STRATHEDEN and STRATHMORE, which Latsis sold for scrap a few years before he acquired the AUREOL. Their stores were brought out of storage and used on AUREOL during her MARIANNA VI period at Jeddah.
These are very sweet little saucers from the STRATHs. Their pattern is similar to the Elder Dempster Line pattern, so it is no wonder why Latsis mixed them together with the EDL mini cups on the MARIANNA VI. These are made by Ashworth Brothers and are bottom marked with the P&O wreath logo.
Cream Colored Ceramic With
Red/Green/Red and Green/Blue/Green Pinstripes
5 Inches Wide
P&O "STRATH" Mini Saucers.