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SS Orbita

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SS Orbita was an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co. She was launched on Tuesday, 7 July 1914, at 11.15 GMT. Her sister ships were SS Orduna and SS Orca.

She provided transatlantic passenger transport, measured about 15,500 gross tons, and was 550.3 ft x 67.3 ft.[1]

1927 The boilers of this vessel were converted for oil burning, and the ship was adapted for The South American service by the alteration of the passenger accommodation from cabin and third class to first, second and third class. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1927/05/06