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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RIBA116974Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116975Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116976Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London


RIBA116977Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116978Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116979Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London


RIBA116980Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116981Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116982Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London


RIBA116983Exhibition of the work of Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, held at the Heinz Gallery, 21 Portman Square, London

 
RIBA116984Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford

 
RIBA116985Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford


RIBA116986Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford

 
RIBA116987Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: looking towards William Butterfield's chapel

 
RIBA116988Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford


RIBA116989Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford, with Keble College Chapel by William Butterfield on the right

 
RIBA116990Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the glazed walkway

 
RIBA116991Library conversion, Keble College, Oxford: the new reading rooms


RIBA116992Library conversion, Keble College, Oxford: the new reading rooms

 
RIBA116993Library conversion, Keble College, Oxford: the new reading rooms

 
RIBA116994Library conversion, Keble College, Oxford: the new reading rooms


RIBA116995Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the bar

 
RIBA116996Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the bar

 
RIBA116997Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the Blackhall Road elevation


RIBA116998Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the Blackhall Road elevation with Keble College Chapel behind

 
RIBA116999Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: view along Blackhall Road

 
RIBA117000Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford


RIBA117001Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford

 
RIBA117002Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford: the courtyard

 
RIBA117003Student halls of residence, Keble College, Oxford