Original b/w photograph of SS Orcades, ca. 1950



Condition: Very Good

15 x 20 cm visible image size. Laid down on backing board and with mount (which is foxed). Together with promotional booklet 11.5 x 16.5 cm. 12 pp. wrappers. (a little wear to edges). * Built in 1947 SS Oracdes was an ocean liner serving primarily the UK – Australia – New Zealand route, carrying many migrants. She was later used as a cruise ship. In 1952 Orcades was fitted with a ‘top hat’ funnel extension to clear smoke from the after decks. On 7 May 1952, she ran aground in Port Philip Bay half a mile off Rosebud Pier, Victoria, Australia. She was refloated and returned to service. During the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne Orcades served as an accommodation ship.

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