Around The World with P&O-Orient Lines

1966 Passenger Fleet and Sailing Schedule




Images from "A Guide to P&O Ships & Service and Shopping at Sea", 1972

ss CANBERRA
Gross Tons: 45733 Length (ft): 820 Beam (ft): 102 Draft (ft): 32 Service Speed (knots): 27 Top Speed (knots): 29 Shaft HP: 88000 Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast Launch Date: Mar 16 1960 Maiden Voyage: Jun 2 1961 Scrapped: Oct 31 1997 First Cl. Cabins: 333 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 522 Total Cabins: 855 First Cl. Passengers: 598 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 1590 Total Passengers: 2188 Total Crew: 1000

ss ORIANA
Gross Tons: 41915 Length (ft): 804 Beam (ft): 97 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 27.5 Top Speed (knots): 30.5 Shaft HP: 80000 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: Nov 3 1959 Maiden Voyage: Dec 3 1960 Scrapped: Aug 9 2005 First Cl. Cabins: 337 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 566 Total Cabins: 903 First Cl. Passengers: 630 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 1476 Total Passengers: 2106 Total Crew: 900 Notes: Used as a stationary reception and trade center in Japan and China.

ss ARCADIA
Gross Tons: 29734 Length (ft): 721 Beam (ft): 90 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 25 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: John Brown, Clydebank Launch Date: May 14 1953 Maiden Voyage: Feb 22 1954 Scrapped: Mar 1979 First Cl. Cabins: 347 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 203 Total Cabins: 550 First Cl. Passengers: 647 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 735 Total Passengers: 1382 Total Crew: 711 Notes: Major refit in 1959.

ss IBERIA
Gross Tons: 29614 Length (ft): 718 Beam (ft): 90 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 25 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast Launch Date: Jan 21 1954 Maiden Voyage: Sep 28 1954 Scrapped: Sep 5 1972 First Cl. Cabins: 351 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 266 Total Cabins: 617 First Cl. Passengers: 651 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 733 Total Passengers: 1384 Total Crew: 711 Notes: Major refit in 1961.

ss ORSOVA
Gross Tons: 28790 Length (ft): 723 Beam (ft): 90 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 26 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: May 14 1953 Maiden Voyage: Mar 17 1954 Scrapped: Feb 14 1974 First Cl. Cabins: 371 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 258 Total Cabins: 629 First Cl. Passengers: 692 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 811 Total Passengers: 1503 Total Crew: 634 Notes: First Orient Line Around-The-World voyage in 1955; major refit in 1960.

ss ORONSAY
Gross Tons: 27632 Length (ft): 708 Beam (ft): 93 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 25 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: Jun 30 1950 Maiden Voyage: May 16 1951 Scrapped: Oct 7 1975 First Cl. Cabins: 344 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 274 Total Cabins: 618 First Cl. Passengers: 614 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 804 Total Passengers: 1418 Total Crew: 635 Notes: First Orient Line Transpacific voyage to California & Vancouver in 1954; major refit in 1959.

ss ORCADES
Gross Tons: 28399 Length (ft): 709 Beam (ft): 90 Draft (ft): 30 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 24 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: Oct 14 1947 Maiden Voyage: Dec 14 1948 Scrapped: Feb 6 1973 First Cl. Cabins: 0 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 631 Total Cabins: 631 First Cl. Passengers: 0 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 1635 Total Passengers: 1635 Total Crew: 630 Notes: Originally 773 First + 772 Tourist Cl. passengers; major refit in 1959; reconfigured as all Tourist Class in 1964.

ss HIMALAYA
Gross Tons: 27989 Length (ft): 709 Beam (ft): 90 Draft (ft): 31 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 23 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: Oct 5 1948 Maiden Voyage: Oct 6 1949 Scrapped: Nov 28 1974 First Cl. Cabins: 0 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 572 Total Cabins: 572 First Cl. Passengers: 0 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 1416 Total Passengers: 1416 Total Crew: 631 Notes: Originally 758 First + 401 Tourist Cl. passengers; major refit in 1959/60; reconfigured as all Tourist Class in 1963.

ss CHUSAN
Gross Tons: 24261 Length (ft): 673 Beam (ft): 84 Draft (ft): 29 Service Speed (knots): 22 Top Speed (knots): 22 Shaft HP: 42500 Builder: Vickers Armstrongs, Barrow Launch Date: Jun 28 1949 Maiden Voyage: Jul 1 1950 Scrapped: Jun 30 1973 First Cl. Cabins: 259 Tourist Cl. Cabins: 217 Total Cabins: 476 First Cl. Passengers: 455 Tourist Cl. Passengers: 541 Total Passengers: 996 Total Crew: 556 Notes: Major refit in 1959.


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