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Scarce Vintage British English Enameled Steamship Orbita Pin Brooch For Sale
WONDERFUL Vintage British Steamship RMS ORBITA Enameled Gold Filled Pin/Brooch. I am listing the History of the ORBITA from Wiki, below. Condition: Very Nice overall, with no damage to the Enameling. Size: 1 x 1 inch. Great looking piece, SCARCE. I have 2 of these, Sold Seperately. I have never seen another one of these for sale, for the ORBITA. Again, SCARCE. Highly Collectible, wont last long! Shipping in USA $7. CANADA $10. WORLDWIDE $15-----------Please ask all questions PRIOR to offerding.
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Pacific Steam Navigation Company
Cunard Line, Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, Pacific Steam Navigation Company
Port of registry:
North Atlantic service
Harland and Wolff yards in Belfast
Tuesday 7 July 1914
26 September 1919
Out of service:
Official number 137467
Scrapped, 1950, in Newport
Class & type:
550.3 feet (167.7m)
67.3 feet (20.5m)
35feet 101⁄4inches (10.93m)
43.0 feet (13.1m)
Triple-expansion engines + low-pressure turbine; Triple screw
15 knots (28km/h)
SS Orbita was an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland & Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. She was launched on Tuesday, 7 July 1914, at 11.15 GMT. Her sister ships were SSOrduna and SSOrca.
She provided transatlantic passenger transport, measured about 15,500 gross tons, and was 550.3ft x 67.3ft.
1.1 War service
From 1921 to 1923 the Orbita was chartered to operate the Royal Mail's United Kingdom – New York service. In 1923 she was transferred to Royal Mail ownership, remaining with them for three years before reverting to the Pacific Steam Navigation Company.
Between 1946 and 1950 the Orbita was used as a troopship and to transport emigrants to Australia and New Zealand. The Orbita was an important part of the history of multiracialism in the United Kingdom, arriving with the second group of immigrants from the West Indies (after the Empire Windrush). The passengers were part of the first large group of West Indian immigrants to the UK after the Second World War.
The Orbita entered service as an armed merchant cruiser and later as a troop ship during the First World War, delaying her maiden voyage as a passenger liner, from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro, until 1919. In 1941, in the Second World War, she was requisitioned as a troop ship, and transported the first unit of British Honduran Foresters via Durban to the Port of Liverpool on 12 September 1941 (Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England). She continued as a troop ship until at least 1949.
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Scarce Vintage British English Enameled Steamship Orbita Pin Brooch: $35