SS Orduna

SS Orduna

"Orduna" was an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast for the Cunard Line. She provided transatlantic passenger transport, measured approximately 15,500 gross tons, and was 550.3ft x 67.3ft. [ [ Passenger lists and Emigrant ships from Norway-Heritage ] ] With the need for military transport in World War II, in 1941 she was put into service by the British government as a troopship. Another task during World War II was that of an evacuation transport. [Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts, Voyage of the Damned (New York: Stein and Day, 1974), p. 37.] [ [ The Tragedy of the S.S. St. Louis ] ] Military transport continued until 1946. She was decommissioned and laid up in November 1950 and dismantled the following year in Dalmuir, Scotland. [ [ British Armed Forces & National Service ] ]


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