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ORVIETO 1909

The ORVIETO was an Orient Steam Navigation Co ship (they came under the control of P&O Line in 1919). She was a 12,133 gross ton ship, length 535.3ft x beam 64ft (163,17m x 19,51m), two funnels, two masts, triple screw and a speed of 18 knots. There was accommodation for 235-1st, 186-2nd and 696-3rd class passengers. Built by Workman Clark, Belfast in 1909, she started her maiden voyage from London to Suez, Melbourne and Sydney on 26th Nov.1909. In 1914 she was commissioned as a minelayer and was later converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser. She resumed London - Sydney - Brisbane service on 1st Nov.1919 and commenced her last voyage on this route on 30th Aug.1930. She was scrapped the following year. [North Star to Southern Cross by John M. Maber] [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.1, P&O, Orient and Blue Anchor Lines] source

1st Nov 2014 Omrah & Orvieto in SSC Daily

20th Nov 2014 troop ships Omrah & Orvieto SSC Daily pp 14&15 full articles  maritime history