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SS Orsova

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History
Name SS Orsova
Builder/Built 1909 John Brown & Company, Clydebank
Type Ocean Liner
Displacement 12,026 tons
Speed 18 knots


Remarks

Owned by the Orient Steam Navigation Company, providing a passenger service to Australia via the Suez Canal. Passengers: 1310 (consisting of 280 first class, 130 second class, 900 third class).

Commandeered as a troopship in 1915. On 14 March 1917, she was damaged by a mine laid by German submarine UC-68 and beached in Cornwall, but was repaired in Devonport.

She was able to resume the passenger service on the UK to Australia route in 1919. Her last voyage was on 20 June 1936, and she was broken up in Scotland.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 8 January - 19 February 1919