SS Oriana: Orient Line's Last

The Oriana was the last passenger liner ordered for the Orient Line for use on the Southampton-Sydney route and intended to exploit the post war assisted passage scheme for emigration to Australia. Originally carrying a corn coloured livery, this was changed to white when the Orient Line became part of P&O group. In 1973 Oriana became a full time cruise ship until ending her days as a floating hotel initially in Shanghai and then later Dalian.

The Oriana featured a modern, contemporary interior design including modern signage and works of art co-ordinated by the Design Research Unit in collaboration with Brian O’Rorke.

 

Launched:  Barrow-in-Furness, 1959

Disposal:  out of service,1986; converted to a museum then a hotel; sunk, 2004 and scrapped 2005

Tonnage:  41,923 tons

Length:  804 feet or 245 metres

Maximum speed:  30.64 knots

 

Also see: Ocean Liners, SS Normandie, RMS Orion & RMS Orcades II.

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RIBA116704Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford

 
RIBA116705Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford

 
RIBA116706Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford


RIBA116707Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from across the river

 
RIBA116708Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from the river

 
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RIBA116712Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford: the main entrance


RIBA116713Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford: one of the study bedrooms

 
RIBA116714Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford: a corner of the common room

 
RIBA116715Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford


RIBA116716Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from the river

 
RIBA116717Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from the river

 
RIBA116718Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from the river


RIBA116719Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford, seen from the river

 
RIBA116720Sainsbury Building, Worcester College, Oxford

 
RIBA116721Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the entrance front


RIBA116722Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: detail of steps on the side wing

 
RIBA116723Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: a room in one of the canted bays overlooking the garden

 
RIBA116724Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the family sitting room


RIBA116725Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: a small sitting room or bedroom

 
RIBA116726Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: a small dining room

 
RIBA116727Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the portico on the garden front


RIBA116728Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the garden front

 
RIBA116729Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the secondary staircase seen from below

 
RIBA116730Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the upper corridor


RIBA116731Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: a room in one of the canted bays overlooking the garden

 
RIBA116732Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: the family sitting room

 
RIBA116733Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire: a small sitting room or bedroom