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SS Oceana

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SS Oceana was a P&O passenger liner and cargo vessel, built in 1888 by Harland and Wolff of Belfast.

Originally assigned to carry passengers and mail between London and Australia, she was later assigned to routes between London and British India.

On 16 March 1912 the ship collided in the Strait of Dover with the Pisagua, a 2,850 GRT German-registered four-masted steel-hulled barque. As a result Oceana sank off Beachy Head on the East Sussex coast, with the loss of nine lives.

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