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Stencil of the vessel name ORONTES used for labelling cargo

Date: 1948-1962
Overall: 155 x 573 x 0.5 mm, 89.15 g
Medium: Steel
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Stencil
Object No: 00044467

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    HistoryThe stencil was used by crew members and wharf labourers to label cargo or any other surface where the name of the ship was needed. The stencil was for the second ORONTES, owned by the Orient Line which was part of the P&O fleet. It was built in 1929, and served on the Britain to Australia routes until 1962 when it was scrapped. Between 1940 and 1948 the ORONTES was requisitioned for war service as a troopship. On being reconditioned for return to the Australian passenger service the ship was refitted as one-class. ORONTES was a very famous passenger ship for travel between Australia and Britain in the 1930s and 1950s. See Media for fuller history of the ship.

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