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of 5 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3.
1877 Anderson, Anderson & Co. approached the Pacific Steam Navigation Co with a proposal to put some of its excess tonnage, laid up after being built for an overly ambitious weekly service to the west coast of South America, onto the Australian run. The first sailings of the Pacific S. N. Co.’s steamers Lusitania, Chimborazo and Cuzco under the Orient Line banner proved so successful that Anderson, Anderson & Co. approached the Green family, shipowners and shipbuilders of Blackwall Shipyard London, with a proposal to purchase them.
They built a series of large seagoing steamers for the trade, commencing with the four-masted, two-funnelled Orient in 1879.