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Name Official number Flag IMO
ORINOCO  91972  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1886  13/09/1886   
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 3 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Caird & Company, Greenock   244 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
4581 grt / 2463 nrt / 409.7 ft  45.0 ft  33.4 ft   
Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock
Engine detail
T3cyl 870nhp 5800ihp 14½kn 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd, London  London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
1st steel vessel to be built for RMSPCo; for Southampton-West Indies service. It was intended to launch the ORINOCO on 2 September but she stuck on the ways. Despite much screw pushing and hammering rams she refused to budge. It was believed the grease and soap had hardened since being applied and had to be replaced for the eventual launch.
21/11/1906 collided with Norddeutscher Lloyd's KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE off Cherbourg, 4 passengers on the German vessel were killed, and three crew of ORINOCO lost when lifeboat capsized
 
Remarks
passengers: 1st x 257, 2nd x 26.
c1905 4572grt 2451nrt 
End year Fate / Status
1909  Broken Up 05/11/1909 
Disposal Detail
5/11/1909 arrived for scrapping at Bo'ness; she caught fire during breaking up 
 

 



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