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Photograph of R.M.S. ORSOVA.

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Sepia Photograph showing R.M.S. ORSOVA. Rectangular in shape.
295mm x 210mm
Object Registration
migrant ships,troop carring ships,lara r.s.l.
Historical information

RMS ORSOVA (1909-1936)

R.M.S.ORSOVA made the first of what would be seventy voyages to Australia in 1909. During the First World War she was used as a troopship, carrying Australian soldiers to various theatres of war. She survived being torpedoed in the English Channel in 1917, and resumed commercial service to Australia for the Orient Line in 1919. In 1933, ORSOVA was converted to a tourist class ship and finally served briefly as a cruise ship before being scrapped in 1936.
(Photo c.1909)
Made By
John Brown & Co's Clydebank Shipyard (Maker)
RMS ORSOVA (1909-1936)
The liner RMS ORSOVA, built for the Orient Steam Navigation Co at John Brown & Co's Clydebank Shipyard,had accommodation for 1076 passengers, the 12,000-ton liner had 100,000 cubic feet of refrigerated cargo space.
Inscriptions & Markings
Orient Line
12.036 Tons-14.000 Horse Power
Last updated
6 Dec 2018 at 2:17PM