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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RIBA116885Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the passageway leading to the wine shop

 
RIBA116886Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London


RIBA116887Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London

 
RIBA116888Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: a wine trolley

 
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RIBA116891Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase

 
RIBA116892Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the staircase from the upper level


RIBA116893Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the bar counter at upper level

 
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RIBA116895Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the wine shop


RIBA116896Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the wine shop

 
RIBA116897Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the passageway leading to the wine shop

 
RIBA116898Corney & Barrow restaurant, Moorgate, City of London: the wine shop


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RIBA116901Winchester House, Fetter Lane, City of London: the entrance


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RIBA116912Building at the corner of Pages Walk and Grange Road, Bermondsey: the elevation on Grange Road

 
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