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Archibald Ziegler:
The Orient liner Orama in dry-dock, 1926

Mounted (ref: 4751)

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Pencil, pen and ink, 20.5 x 28 in. (51.5 x 71 cm.)

 

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Constucted by Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow-in-Furness in 1924 the Orama had accommodation for 1,700 passengers.  Shown here in a dry dock (possibly Southampton), with new plates being fitted to the hull,  it would appear the Orama suffered a collision early in her career.  In 1940 she was she was converted to a troopship, and was used to transport the British Expeditionary Force to Norway following the German Invasion. On the 8th June 1940, she was sunk 300 miles West of Narvik, by the German High Seas Fleet.


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