RMS Orontes

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Name RMS Orontes
Builder/Built 1902 Fairfield, Glasgow
Type passenger / refrigerated cargo ship
Displacement 9,028 tons
Speed 18 knots


Built for the Orient Line to be used on the Australian route, she continued to do so after the start of WW1. Could carry 200 first clasds, 200 second class, and 600 third class passengers.

Comverted to a troop ship by the British Admiralty in Oct 1916. Released back to commercial use in Aug 1917 so that she could carry perishable foodstuff to the UK.

Broken up in 1929.

Soldiers carried

Cape Town to Fremantle 19 April to 4 May 1918

Sydney to Liverpool 5 June - 11 August 1918

England to Fremantle 20 December 1918 - 25 January 1919