SS Orontes

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Name SS Orontes
Builder/Built 1902Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co, of Glasgow
Displacement 9,028 tons
Speed 18 knots


Built for the Orient Line, and able to carry 200 first class passengers, 200 second class, and 600 third class. Used as a troopship during WW1 on occasional charters. Taken over by the British Admiralty in 1916. After the war she resumed her service to Australia from the UK unitl 1921 when she was laid up in the Thames for a time before briefly resuming service, only to be scrapped in 1926.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 10 March - 4 May 1918

Sydney to Liverpool 5 June - 11 August 1918