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ORSOVA 1909

The ORSOVA was a 12,036 gross ton, 18 knot, two funnelled passenger liner built by John Brown, Clydebank in 1909 for the Orient Steam Navigation Co. There was passenger accommodation for 290-1st, 126-2nd and 660-3rd class. She started her maiden voyage from London via Suez to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on 25/6/1909. In May 1915 she became a troop transport but made two commercial voyages to Australia in 1916. On 14/3/1917 she was torpedoed near the Eddystone light, but beached at Cawsand Bay and subsequently towed to Devonport for repair. She resumed the London - Sydney - Brisbane service on 22/11/1919 and in 1933 was converted to a "one class" vessel. She made her last London - Australia sailing on 20/6/1936 and was broken up at Bo'ness in October 1936.[North Star to Southern Cross by John M.Maber]

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