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Owned by the Orient Steam Navigation Co.
"The SS Ranpura was a British passenger and cargo carrying ocean liner built by R. and W. Hawthorn, Leslie and Co at Newcastle upon Tyne for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co in 1924. She was the first of the P&O 'R' class liners that had much of their interiors designed by Lord Inchcape's daughter Elsie Mackay. She was launched September 13, 1924 and sponsored by C.C. Straker, wife of the chairman of Hawthorn Leslie and Company."