Yard No. 244

built by Caird & Company Greenock in 1886



Yard Number 244, was named ORINOCO when launched on Monday, 13/09/1886 by Caird & Company Greenock , for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Glasgow & London.

ORINOCO arrived for scrapping on 05/11/1909

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1886
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: Southampton - West Indies Route
Tonnage: 4434 grt
Length: 409.8 feet
Breadth: 45 feet
Owner History:
Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Glasgow & London

Additional Information: Maiden voyage Southampton to the West Indies 2nd December 1886. On 21st November 1906 she collided with the KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE off Cherbourg, 4 passengers on the North German Lloyd vessel were killed.
Scrapped at Bo/ness during which process she caught fire.With thanks to Ian Buxton.
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