Ormonde

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
Ormonde
Vessel Type: 
Passenger
Official Number: 
141866
GRT: 
14,853
Draught For'd: 
9' 6"
Draught Aft: 
11' 6"
Year Built: 
1917
Arrival Date: 
25/05/1953
Breakup Started: 
03/06/1953
Date First Beaching: 
14/07/1953
Breakup Completed: 
26/01/1954
Original Builder: 
John Brown Shipbuilders and Engineers, Clydebank, Glasgow
Original Yard No.: 
425
Name Changes: 

 
From 27-10-1917 until 15-11-1919  :  Commandeered by the Government and used for troop transport duties

Other Information: 

Passenger-Cargo ship ORMONDE built for Orient LIne  -  the Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Twin-Screw turbine steamer designed to serve as an AMC and Troop Carrier besides peace role
 
21-10-1913    :   Keel Laid Down
10-02-1917    :   Launched                                                   Net Tonnage  :    8,075 tons
27-10-1917    :   Completed                                              Gross Tonnage  :  14,853 tons
 
Dimensions  :  176.9  x  20.3 metres
 
Propulsion  :  4 Steam Turbines geared to twin screw-shafts
Steam Generation  :  4 x double-ended + 2 x single-ended Boilers, steaming at 215 lbs sq inch
 
Power Output  :  17,000 SHP to give the vessel a speed of 18 knots
 
Passengers  :  278 x 1st Class             195 x 2nd Class                  1,000 x 3rd Class
 
 
Following WWI Service, served the UK - Suez - Australia route between the two world wars
Maiden 'commercial' voyage deferred until 15-11-1919 whilst serving H.M. Government
 
1933  :  Converted to a one-class ship
1939  :  Requisitioned for services as a troop carrier - took part in tghe evacuations of France & Norway
1947  :  Returned to commercial service in 1947 and resumed commercial services on Europe-Australia route
 
05-12-1942  :  Arrived at W. H. Armott Young & Coy, Dalmuir, Clydeside, for start of breaking up
25-05-1953  :  Arrived at West of Scotland Shipbreaking Coy Ltd., Troon, Ayrshire, for breaking completion
 
 
 

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