To Deutsche Afrika-Linien.

The Pretoria (16,662 grt, 577 ft. long) was delivered to the Deutsche Ost-Afrika-Linie in 1936.
She was used as a naval accomodation ship, later a hospital ship, during WW2.
She was taken over by the British as a war reparation in 1945 and renamed Empire Doon.
In 1949 she became the Empire Orwell. The Orient Line managed her on behalf of the Ministry of Transport.
She was sold to the Blue Funnel Line in 1958 and put in service on the Indonesia-Saudi Arabia pilgrim run,
being renamed Gunung Djati in 1959. She was sold to Indonesia in 1962, retaining her name
and operating the same routes. In 1979 she became an accomodation ship again, and renamed
Tanjung Pandan. The end finally came at a scrapyard in China in 1991.

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This page last updated April 21, 2007.