Passing The Ferry At El Qantara - SS Oronsay


The liner Oronsay moves through the Suez canal passing one of the ferry crossings which enabled trade to continue despite the presence of such large ships. Oronsay was built for the Orient Steam Navigation Company and entered service in 1925 with her maiden voyage taking place from London to Melbourne, Australia on 7 February. During WWII she acted as a troopship and also participated in the evacuation overseas of children. The ship was sunk by an Italian submarine of 9 October 1942.

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