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The new Orient Line steam-ship ORMUZ on the voyage home from Australia

Date: 1887
Dimensions:
Overall: 400 x 280 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00001095
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    A page from the Illustrated London News 14 May 1887 featuring four engravings under the main title 'The new Orient Line steam-ship ORMUZ on the voyage home from Australia'. The first engraving is subtitled 'The Orient line steam-ship ORMUZ'. The others are subtitled 'ORMUZ in the Suez Canal', 'Passing through the straits of Bab-el-Mandeb', 'Doing 14 knots an hour in a full gale'. The last engraving is signed 'I R Wills'.
    HistoryThe ORMUZ was a ship of the Orient Line and was a ship the company was incredibly proud of. Her facilities on board, for all classes, were of a high standard and her speed on the UK to Austalia route was seen to be excellent. She was built in 1886 and travelled the route as a passenger liner until 1911 when she as sold, renamed the DIVONA and was used in the Europet to South America passenger route.

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