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SS Oriana

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March 1960. SS Oriana with her aluminium super structure.
July 1960.

SS Oriana was the last of the Orient Line ocean liners. She was built at Vickers-Armstrongs at Barrow-in-Furness and launched on 3 November 1959 and weighed 40,000 tons.

SS Oriana worked as an Orient Line ship until 1966 which was when that company was absorbed into the P. and O. Group.

SS Oriana was operated as a full time cruise ship from 1973 until her retirement in 1986, when the vessel was sold to become a floating hotel, first in Japan and later in China.

As a result of damage sustained from a severe storm while in the port of Dalian in 2004, SS Oriana was finally sold to local breakers in 2005.

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