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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RIBA116824Extension to Cannon Hall, Hampstead, London

 
RIBA116825Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the new physics laboratory

 
RIBA116826Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the new physics laboratory


RIBA116827Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the new dining hall

 
RIBA116828Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the Luxmore dormitory

 
RIBA116829Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the upper level passageway at Luxmore House


RIBA116830Additions to King's School, Canterbury: a study at Luxmore House

 
RIBA116831Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the north elevation of Mitchinson House overlooking Mint Yard

 
RIBA116832Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Mitchinshon House seen from the arched undercroft


RIBA116833Additions to King's School, Canterbury: detail of the arches on the north elevation of Mitchinson House

 
RIBA116834Additions to King's School, Canterbury: detail of the junction of Mitchinson House with the nineteenth century buildings by Henry George Austin

 
RIBA116835Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the east facing gable of Mitchinson House


RIBA116836Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Luxmore House seen from the old garden

 
RIBA116837Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Luxmore House, seen from the network of existing walls

 
RIBA116838Additions to King's School, Canterbury: detail of the rear elevation of Luxmore House


RIBA116839Additions to King's School, Canterbury: detail of the oriel windows on the rear elevation of Luxmore House

 
RIBA116840Additions to King's School, Canterbury: a study or common room in Luxmore House

 
RIBA116841Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the front elevation of Luxmore House


RIBA116842Additions to King's School, Canterbury: one of the courtyard elevations

 
RIBA116843Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the end gable of Luxmore House with medieval walling in the foreground showing a blocked window

 
RIBA116844Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the south elevation of Mitchinson House


RIBA116845Additions to King's School, Canterbury: detail of the catslide roof of Mitchinson House

 
RIBA116846Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the entrance and entrance hall to Mitchinson House

 
RIBA116847Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the games room situated in the large attic space of Mitchinson House


RIBA116848Additions to King's School, Canterbury: a study area in Mitchinson House

 
RIBA116849Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the entrance elevation of Mitchinson House with the house master's accommodation sited behind the flint wall on the left and Mint Yard Gate on the right

 
RIBA116850Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Mitchinson House on the left looking towards Mint Yard Gate


RIBA116851Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the junction of Luxmore House and the medieval stonework of King's

 
RIBA116852Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the entrance to Luxmore House showing its juxtoposition with the medieval walling

 
RIBA116853Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Mitchinson House entrance elevation with the house master's accommodation behind the flint wall