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Thursday, 20 May 2010

M.V. ORIOLE



Ship No 292

Was an order for a single screw motor cargo vessel for the General Steam Navigation Company Ltd.


She was 489 tons and had a length overall of 160 feet with a beam of 27 feet and draught of 14 feet.

She was launched from the yard on the 15th of August 1939 just a month before war was declared. Her service during the conflict was eventful and she took part in the D-Day invasion of the Normandy Beaches.

M.V. Oriole (Ship No 292)

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