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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RIBA116944Anthony Hill exhibition, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Arts Centre, London

 
RIBA116945Anthony Hill exhibition, Hayward Gallery, South Bank Arts Centre, London

 
RIBA116946Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead


RIBA116947Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116948Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the glazed link bridge to the older buildiing

 
RIBA116949Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the glazed link bridge


RIBA116950Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116951Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the glazed link bridge

 
RIBA116952Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the open plan offices


RIBA116953Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the central atrium

 
RIBA116954Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: a meeting room

 
RIBA116955Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the staircaes looking towards the porthole window


RIBA116956Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116957Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116958Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead


RIBA116959Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116960Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116961Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead


RIBA116962Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116963Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116964Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead


RIBA116965Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead: the reception area

 
RIBA116966Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead

 
RIBA116967Extension to Dacorum Civic Centre, Hemel Hempstead


RIBA116968Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116969Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116970Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London


RIBA116971Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116972Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116973Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London