Details of DCrew; Reference: DCrew Title: CREW LISTS AND SHIPS' AGREEMENTS Description: These records consist of the Crew Lists and Ships' Agreements, with some Official (Crew) Log Books, which were required by law to be sent to the Registrar of Shipping and … I suggest you put a search through Google under Troopship Empress of Scotland and have a read.
The following month, on its return voyage from Sydney to Tilbury, it became stuck against the bank in the Suez Canal. For my own part, I believe that, once on the open sea, there is no
Clothes now thoroughly wet and so made an effort to dry them in the late afternoon. Anderson, Anderson & Co. and
All had names starting with 'O', such as
Unfortunately left behind a new wallet, a present from Jimmie. I jumped out of the upper bunk and switched on the lights. On its arrival the Wellington flashed us IMI.
All Officers were British. © Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Hello Basil,
Seemingly Winston ruled that the name of the ship had to be changed. Thought afterwards that I might have put on a blue suit.
I buy every piece of literature I can find about the subject.
I said almost. Arrived back on deck and contacted Mac. Further hampered efforts of the crew to lower them.
On 24 May 1956, Orsova ran aground off Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, for twelve hours. later shortened to The Orient Line. This story has been placed in the following categories.
. After rations had a roll call. Our lifeboat was by now more than half full of water. Then it would either cruise from Sydney for six weeks or round-the-Pacific Sydney-Singapore-Hong Kong-Kobe-Yokohama-Hawaii-Vancouver-San Francisco-Los Angeles-Hawaii-Fiji-Auckland-Sydney.
Sat in the sun till I was dry and then retrieved my clothes from their 'dry' hiding place. C $10.54.
My own selfish thoughts at that moment were of intense regret that I should have lost all my belongings collected over the last four and half years including two RAF service suits, provisions, photographs and addresses. SS Orsova, was a British ocean liner, built by Vickers Armstrong Shipbuilders Ltd. of Barrow-in-Furness, England for the Orient Steam Navigation Company (Orient Line) for their Great Britain-to-Australia services via the Suez Canal.She was the final development of the 28,000 ton class which began with the SS Orcades of 1948 and continued with the SS Oronsay of 1951. It was fortunately too dark to ascertain the colour of the water for it tasted strongly of paint and sail cloth. throbbing beneath my feet. We've had that! expansion for the Orient Line, with a succession of larger ships being built. service, and was laid up at Bremen. They were then returned to Cobh and Orsova returned to Southampton for spring cruising.
Slept fairly well, waking hourly. Breakfast conspicuous by return to normal rations! In 1964 the Orient Line colour
Flew directly above us and then began to circle our position. Painting by Wallace Trickett, Please use the
c1950 Orient Line RMS Oronsay ship postcard. additional ration).
She was sold to shipbreakers in Taiwan and arrived at Kaohsiung on 14 February 1974 to be broken up. shipbroking company by James Thomson in 1797. Orient Line in 1919. donned KD shorts and shirt. South America, onto the Australian run.
Hips and shoulders seem to be wearing badly. As anticipated, an absolute "scorcher".
Hi Jean and Basil.
Three rubber dinghies were dropped from the US aircraft for the twenty survivors of the sinking. Thompson family in 1869, it changed its name to Anderson, Anderson & Co. Find out more about the site contributors. This was at a time of rapid
Three new ships of 28,00029,000 tons entered
He served with 239 Squadron in UK and when this squadron was disbanded he was transferred to 28 Squadron which was stationed in India at the time. I am the chap who entered Roger's diary report on the sinking of the Oronsay on this site. Breadth: 28 metres (92 ft). Outgoing passenger lists (1890-1960) Orsova had no masts. Received a message (by Aldis lamp) from the Wellington.
We may be in sight of it on Tuesday or Wednesday. Shortly afterwards came another shattering crash. Returned signal.
Leaving Southampton she called at Cobh in Ireland to collect the many guests to be taken to the Bay for the ceremony.
P&O Ships' Movements Introduction . Navigation
A close association with the
Breeze continued and at 2 pm ran into rain.
Had rations and felt almost sated.
the Orient Line on its new owners behalf until the subsidiary was formally
was my 21st birthday! Radio Call Sign: GNDL (Golf November Delta Lima) with sub-contracted Marconi radio operators. Went to sleep with dry clothes for the first time. London, with a proposal to purchase them. Orient Line banner proved so successful that Anderson, Anderson & Co. approached
Taste of sail scarcely noticeable these days. Cloudless sky, no breeze. Left the cabin with my shoes in hand and made my way to my boat station, B deck, port side. Remember scoffing at the idea of wasting precious seconds collecting my loose change!
P&O and Orient Line were
For me, as for most others, a sleepless night. Weow! The
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company
Darkness 7.30 pm continued making 2-3 knots. Hanging onto the lifelines and hastily immersing ourselves then a quick scramble out to avoid possible unpleasant encounters with sharks (or as the crew call them 'Nobby Clarks') Meal at 6 p.m. land. inauguration of a liner service to Australia with the ss Orient, in 1866, saw the company trading as The Orient Line of Packets,
SS Orsova, was a British ocean liner, built by Vickers Armstrong Shipbuilders Ltd. of Barrow-in-Furness, England for the Orient Steam Navigation Company (Orient Line) for their Great Britain-to-Australia services via the Suez Canal. Jean Cook-Bahrami. Showing of lights was forbidden, although the submarine could quite obviously see us from where she was sitting on the surface. Lunch, a terrific meal, which goes for tea too. Bremer Vulkan,
The ship was named after Orșova, which is a port city on the Danube in southwestern Romania's Mehedinți County. Rained during afternoon also after a break at mid-day. Rowing six blades other boat caught us up at 7.45 am. RMS Orion
reparations. Boat rolled horribly in the ceaseless swell. Recognised it as a destroyer as it came nearer. A mental case on board. Wet blankets and clothes made it a distinctly unpleasant night. No apparent change in attitude of ship. It is situated just above the Iron Gates, at the point where the Cerna River meets the Danube.
absorbed into P&O, its senior partner, in 1960. Then followed another scorching day. So hot that there was an issue of 2 ounces of water at 1 pm together with 3 Horlicks tablets. Orient Line was dropped altogether in 1966, when Orsova and Oriana were also
James Anderson joined James Thompson & Co. in 1828,
those of the BBC. Sun hidden by a veil of clouds (alto-stratus?). It had already been decided that the list to starboard made the launching of the port boats too difficult and everyone was making his way to the starboard side. Went to sleep at midnight after a small ration of fresh water. Hudson, co-operating with the destroyer had, in the meantime, sighted another boat, and at 11 am we picked up her crew.
After breakfast, sluiced bottom of boat.
For many years, Sir Kenneth Anderson and Sir Frederick Green
When she was full, we pushed off from the side with no little difficulty. Sun threatened to break through in the afternoon; but we were not forced to suffer as we did yesterday.
These messages were added to this story by site members between June 2003 and January 2006. ss
Line, and the last to fly the Orient Line house flag. She was the boat which had made contact with ourselves some days previously.
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