Ormonde

Vessel name on Arrival: Ormonde

Original Builder: John Brown Shipbuilders and Engineers, Clydebank, Glasgow

Original Yard No: 425

Official Number: 141866

Vessel Type: passenger

GRT: 14853

Year Built: 1917

Arrival Date: 24/05/1953

Breakup Started: 02/06/1953

Date First Beached: 13/07/1953

Date Breakup Completed: 26/01/1954

Draught For’d: 9' 6"

Draught Aft: 11' 6"

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