Orient Line
(Orient Steam Navigation Co.)

United Kingdom


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Orient Steam Navigation Co./Pacific Steam Navigation Co.
Outward sailings January-April 1882 (issued January 18, 1882)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
John Elder
Cuzco
Orient
London, Naples, via Suez Canal, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
Sorata
Cotopaxi
Lusitania
London, Cape Town, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney

Sailings November 1923-December 1924 (issued May 1924)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Orsova
Ormonde
Ormuz
Orvieto
Osterley
London, Gibraltar, Toulon, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.
Called also at Plymouth on homeward voyages.
Orcades
Omar
(One roundtrip voyage only.)
London, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane.
Naples omitted on homeward voyages.

Sailings March 1937-February 1938 for:
Orcades, Orion, Orontes, Orford, Oronsay, Orama, Otranto, Ormonde

Ports of call:
London, Gibraltar, Toulon, Naples, Port Said, Suez, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Burnie, Sydney, Brisbane. Return also to Plymouth, occasionally via Hobert and Villefranche.
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Sailings January 1954-April 1955 (issued February 1954)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Orsova
Oronsay
Orcades
Orontes
Otranto
London, Gibraltar, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney.
Called at Marseilles on homeward voyages.
Orion London, Gibraltar, Naples, Kalamata (most voyages), Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney.
Called at Hobart (between Sydney and Melbourne) and Marseilles on most homeward voyages, omitting Kalamata.
Orsova
Oronsay
Orcades
Orion
Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver.
Called at San Francisco southbound.
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Sailings December 1954-January 1956 (issued December 1954) for:
Orcades, Orsova, Orion, Oronsay

Ports of call:
Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco
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P&O Line/Orient Line
Sailings February 1959-December 1960 (issued May 1959) for:
Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Stratheden, Strathmore, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Canton, Carthage, Corfu (P&O Line); Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay, Orion, Orontes (Orient Line)

Ports of call:
London, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, Colon, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Madeira

P&O Line/Orient Line
Sailings February 1960-July 1961 (issued May 1960) for:
Arcadia, Iberia, Himalaya, Chusan, Stratheden, Strathmore, Strathnaver, Strathaird, Canton, Carthage, Corfu (P&O Line); Orsova, Orcades, Oronsay, Orion, Orontes (Orient Line)

Ports of call:
London, Southampton, Le Havre, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Marseilles, Naples, Port Said, Aden, Bombay, Colombo, Penang, Singapore, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart, Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Manila, Hong Kong, Kobe, Yokohama, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, Colon, Trinidad, Las Palmas, Madeira
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See the archives section for more brochures of Orient Line.

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Orient Line fleet information, history etc. on the following website:

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Great Ships website shows postcards of many old liners and also has brief histories.
See the Index of Ships page. (See "Pacific Steam/Orient/Orient-Pacific" section.)

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This page last updated June 10, 2012.