Oriana GVSN

Radio room aboard SS Oriana GVSN in 1965
Radio room aboard SS Oriana GVSN in 1965

The liner Oriana was for a time the largest passenger ship on the UK to Australia and New Zealand run. She was also fast, with a service speed of 27.5 knots.

SS Oriana at Princess Wharf on her first visit to Auckland, 21 Jan 1961
SS Oriana at Princess Wharf on her first visit to Auckland, 21 Jan 1961. Photo: Denis Wilford

Gross tonnage: 41,910
Owners: Orient Steam Navigation Company, later P&O
Entered service: 1959
Finished service: 1986
Broken up: 2005
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