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Orient Line

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March 1896. Managers are F. Green and Co and Anderson, Anderson and Co.
July 1900.
August 1898.
September 1928. Managers are Anderson, Green and Co.
December 1928.
1930. Orontes.
June 1932.
May 1935.
March 1936.
1936. Orient Liner, "Orion".
1937. Orient Liner Orcades.
1937. Orient Liner Orcades Deck View.
June 1939.
February 1952. To Australia.
June 1953.
October 1957.
March 1959.

of 13 Fenchurch Avenue, London.

The Orient Line was the trading name of the Orient Steam Navigation Co, a British shipping company.

1866 The inauguration of a liner service to Australia with the packet Orient saw the company trade as "The Orient Line of Packets", regularly shortened to Orient Line.

1919 Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co acquired a controlling interest in the Orient Line.

1960 P&O and Orient Line were formally merged to form P&O-Orient Lines; the name Orient and Pacific Line was dropped.

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