SS Oriana

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SS Oriana

Builder/Built 1906
Type SS Troopship
Displacement 8,099 tons
Speed unknown


Originally built for the Pacific Steam and Navigation Co. During WW1 operated in the Mediterranean carrying Australian troops from Alexandria to Marseilles.

On 8 May 1918 along with the liners Aeneas and Manora, and escorting destroyers Martial and Nicator they all went ashore on Rathlin Island which is at the northeen most tip of Northern Ireland.

Scrapped in 1926

Soldiers carried

Alexandria to Marseilles 21 - 27 March 1916

Alexandria to Marseilles 6 - 13 June 1916