Thursday, November 26, 2015

SS 'Orontes' of the Orient Line

This was a 20,097 grt liner built in 1929 by Vickers Armstrong Ltd at Barrow-in-Furness, England, with a length of 664 ft (202 metres) and a passenger capacity of 1,612. Installed power consisted of two steam turbines, 20,000 shaft horsepower (15,000 kW), with two screws (propellors).

The Orontes lasted until 1962 when she was scrapped at Valencia, Spain.


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