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The Orient - Pacific Line RMS ORTONA

Date: 1899-1906
Overall: 89 x 138 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00003147

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    HistoryFirst voyage : London 24th Nov1899 for Suez, Melbourne and Sydney for the joint Orient Line - Pacific Steam Navigation Company service. Troopship for Boer War in June 1902. Returned to Australia service 9 Oct 1903. Acquired by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company together with the rest of the PSNC Australian fleet Feb 1906. 30 Apr 1909 last Australia voyage. Converted to a cruise ship with accommodation for 320-single class passengers in 1910 and renamed ARCADIAN. Converted to a troopship in 1915 during WWI. Used as a headquarters for Sir Ian Hamilton at Gallipoli, and on 15th Apr.1917 torpedoed in the Eastern
    Mediterranean while en-route from Salonika to Alexandria with troops. Out of 1,335 aboard, 279 were lost.
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