ss ORINOCO

ss ORINOCO
built by Caird & Company Greenock,
Yard No 244

Propulsion: steam, single screw, 14 knots
Launched: Monday, 13/09/1886
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
Status: Arrived for Scrapping - 05/11/1909

Remarks: 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.
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Paul Strathdee
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Last updated: by George Robinson from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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