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Old 23-01-16, 07:42 PM
Gordy Ross Gordy Ross is offline
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Default Orniston IDNo 1146682

ORMISTON

Australian

Ormiston 1922-1957.

ON: 146682
ID: 1146682
Year: 1922
Name: FAMAKA
Type: Passenger ship
Flag: GBR
Launch Date: 20.10.22
Date of completion: 12.22
Owner: Khedivial Mail SS & Graving Dock Co.
Builder: Alexander Stephen & Son, Linthouse
Link: 1554
Yard No: 498
Starke: V1922 #249
GRT: 5,815
LPP: 119.1
Beam: 16.8
1ST-13.5 knots.

1927 sold to Australasian United SN Co Ltd., r/n ORMISTON

1955 sold to Typaldos Bros., r/n ATLANTIC

1956 r/n ATLANTICOS. Same owners.

1957 BU La Spezia 30.11.57


Thanks to Miramar Ship Index.


ORMISTON 5815 gross tons. Lbd: 390'8" x 55'2" x 28'1".

Passenger vessel built by A Stephens & Sons, Glasgow as the Famaka for Khedivial Mail Steamship & Graving Dock Co. Sistership Fezara/Orungal.

From 1927 she was under charter by AUSN Co and renamed Ormiston to work the trunk line of the east coast ports of Australia.

Ownership changed 1933 to Eastern Traders Ltd., Hong Kong and later in 1933 changed again to St Mary Axe Securities Ltd., London. All the while remaining under charter.

Purchased outright by AUSN Co in 1936 with title finally being transferred in 1939.

Requisitioned for the war effort and torpedoed off Coffs Harbour 1943. Survived, repaired and completed War duty.

Handed back to owners 1946.

1955 sold to Typaldos Bros., Greece and renamed Atlantic.

1956 renamed Atlanticos.

Arrived at Spezia 30th November 1957 for demolition purposes.

Details: Mirimar Ship Index and John Hoskings of Flotilla Australia

Cheers and GB

Gordy
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