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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RIBA116854Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the north elevation of Mitchinson House overlooking Mint Yard

 
RIBA116855Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the east facing gable of Mitchinson House

 
RIBA116856Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Luxmore House, seen from the network of existing walls


RIBA116857Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the end gable of Luxmore House with medieval walling in the foreground showing a blocked window

 
RIBA116858Additions 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

 
RIBA116859Additions to King's School, Canterbury: Mitchinson House on the left looking towards Mint Yard Gate


RIBA116860Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the junction of Luxmore House and the medieval stonework of King's

 
RIBA116861Additions to King's School, Canterbury: the entrance to Luxmore House showing its juxtoposition with the medieval walling

 
RIBA116862Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London


RIBA116863Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter

 
RIBA116864Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter

 
RIBA116865Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase


RIBA116866Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase

 
RIBA116867Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase and handrail

 
RIBA116868Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London


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RIBA116870Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter

 
RIBA116871Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter


RIBA116872Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase

 
RIBA116873Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase

 
RIBA116874Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase and handrail


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RIBA116877Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase


RIBA116878Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase from the upper floor

 
RIBA116879Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter at upper level

 
RIBA116880Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar area at ground level


RIBA116881Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter on the ground floor

 
RIBA116882Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the wine shop

 
RIBA116883Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the wine shop