Category:Orama (ship, 1924)

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  • BUILDER: Vickers-Armstrong Ltd., Barrow-in-Furness, England – for the Orient Steam Navigation Co
  • COMPLETED: inaugural voyage London-Brisbane, November 1924
  • BASE PORT: London
  • GROSS TONNAGE: 19,770 grt
  • DIMENSIONS: 201.m x 23m, draught 9m
  • POWER: Six Parsons S.R.G. steam turbines @ 20,000 SHP
  • SERVICE SPEED: 20 knots
  • SCREWS: Twin
  • PASSENGER DECKS: Eight
  • CREW: 420
  • PASSENGERS: 590 first and 1240 third
  • LIVERY; Originally black (changed to Corn later on), white superstructure, yellow funnel, red boot-topping
  • Converted to a troopship in 1940, she was used to take members of the British Expeditionary Force to Norway after the German invasion. On the 8th June 1940, she was 300 miles West of Narvik, together with the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious, two destroyers and an oil tanker, when she was spotted by aircraft from the German High Seas Fleet comprising Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Admiral Hipper. All five Allied ships were sunk with heavy loss of life. Orama lost 19 killed and 280 taken prisoner.

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