built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow,
Yard No 499

Last Name: ORUNGAL (1927)
Propulsion: Steam, turbines, 15 knots
Launched: Tuesday, 05/12/1922
Built: 1923
Ship Type: Passenger Cargo Vessel
Tonnage: 5809 grt
Length: 390.6 feet
Breadth: 55.2 feet
Draught: 28.1 feet
Owner History:
Khedivial Mail Steamship Company London
Australasian United Steam Navigation Co (1927)
Status: Wrecked - 21/11/1940

Remarks: Wrecked on Barwon Heads as she made her way from Sydney to Melbourne. Passengers (19 of them and crew safely rescued next morning. Ship thought salvagable but unfortunately as work proceeded she suffered a fire (thought to be caused by a welders torch). Declared a total loss. In 1941 the hulk broke in two and succumbed to the sea.
Previous update by Paul Strathdee
Photo supplied by Paul Hunter
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Additional data by George Robinson
Photo supplied by David Asprey

Last updated: by Paul Hunter from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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