R.M.S. Orcades

R.M.S. ORCADESThe last journeyRMS Orcades was a British passenger ship that Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd of Barrow-in-Furness built as an ocean liner in 1937. Her owner was Orient Line, which operated her between Britain and Australia 1937–39, and also as a cruise ship. The Admiralty then requisitioned her and had her converted into a troopship.Context The preparation for…

S.S. City Of Cairo

S.S. City Of CairoThe last journeyThe SS City of Cairo (Captain William Rogerson) was a mixed cargo and passenger ship belonging to Ellerman Lines and was on a voyage from Bombay to England, via Cape Town and Recife, Brazil, unescorted, in late 1942.Crew, passengers & treasure onboard She carried 296 souls of which 136 were…