The History of the Family of Drury

SS Otranto II

SS Otranto II
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Title: SS Otranto II

Orient Steam Navigation Company. Built in 1925 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England 20026 tons, 192.63m long x 22.91m wide (632ft x 75ft), 2 propellers, 2 masts, geared turbine, 6 double and 2 single ended boilers which gave a speed of 18 knots. Passengers 1700 and a crew of 420. Jan 9 1926 Maiden voyage to Australia from London via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In her first year she ran aground off the Greek coast. In 1939 she was converted to a troopshipand in Nov 1942 was fitted out as an assault ship. She was present at the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. In 1948 she was refitted as a one class ship by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, initiating Orient Line's post-War single class service. On July 14th 1949 she resumed her service to Australia and made her final sailing to Sydney via Capetown on 13 Feb 1957. In June 1957 she was sold to be broken up at Faslane, near Glasgow, Scotland.

Last change August 2, 201922:14:26

by: David Drury
Given names Surname Sosa Birth Place Death Age Place Last change
Winifred Mabel Barrell
Winifred Mabel Hughes
Winifred Mabel Day
April 15, 1900121Streatham, London, England5November 21, 19843684St Peters, Kent, EnglandDecember 14, 2020 - 10:13:29 a.m.
Marjorie Phyllis Hughes
Marjorie Phyllis Drury
Marjorie Phyllis Mary Drury
December 8, 192496Tea Gardens, New South Wales, Australia3February 27, 19982373Epsom, Surrey, EnglandDecember 14, 2020 - 10:12:36 a.m.