Built: 1939 Gross tons: 20551 Length: 656ft (200m) Beam: 83ft (25m) Draft: 28ft (9m) Speed: 21.5kn Registry: Holland Passengers: 323 First Class, 626 Tourist Class
Winning high praise when built as a fast flagship for the East Indies colonial trade and with noteworthy service by Singaporean/Chinese stewards, in 1950 Oranje was shifted to a westbound Around-the-World service, and some cruising. In 1959 she was part of a coordinated "three-liner plan" with fleetmate Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and Royal Rotterdam Lloyd's Willem Ruys. The route was given up in 1964, and Oranje was sold for further trading as the immigrant liner and later cruise ship Angelina Lauro, lasting until 1979.
|SAILING SCHEDULE of Oranje for January 1964|
|Oranje arrives Jan 24 on transpacific voyage eastbound from Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Papeete, Acapulco, Balboa & Kingston; departs on around-the-world voyage eastbound to Southampton, Amsterdam, Southampton, Genoa, Port Said, Suez, Colombo, Singapore, Fremantle, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington, Suva, Honolulu, Acapulco, Balboa, Kingston & Port Everglades.||Jan 25|