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A 1/1250 scale metal waterline model of Orcades in her later years in the later livery of P & O who had taken over the Orient Line. Because Oriana and Canberra had entered service, Orcades and her sister-ship Oronsay were given white hulls from 1964 onwards and had lost their mail ship designation of RMS. This model is by Albatros SM number AL260A.
Built in 1951 as TJILUWAH and taken over by Pacific International Lines (PIL) in 1972, it served the Singapore / Fremantle routesSingapore / Malaysia as a cruise ship for the Australians. A route to GB added later9020 GRT, 146.11 x 19.08m, 16kn, cargo and passenger ship230 passengers in one class, crew: 200. In 1984 the ship was scrapped!
The ship sailed in the colors of the Orient Line in the first few years, As modelled, from the 70s the ship was only used for cruises. 1986 sold to Japan
the ORIANA served as a museum ship in Beppo. 1995 sold to China where it was an hotel ship in Shanghai until 2002 in Shanghai. Scrapped in 2005
P&O Orient-Lines passenger ship; built by Harland & Wolff, 1957-1961, the largest passenger ship ever built that was not intended for the North Atlantic liner service. 249.9 x31.1m, 45.270BRT, max 27.5 kn, turbine drive via 2 screws. Used in the liner service GB-Australia. All year round from 1974 as a cruise ship.
A 1/1250 scale metal model of the new, Hurtigruten passenger ship, MS Spitzbergen of 2016.