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Title The Steam Ship Oriental Captain John Soy. Extreme Length 230ft. Beam 61ft. Tonnage 1,676. Power 450 Horses
Author Kempe, N J; Physick, W
Date 1840
Document Type Illustration
Publisher Information T. Physick, Manchester
Reference SP A52
Library / Archive Liverpool Record Office
Collection Name Watercolour and Print Collection: Ship Portraits
Description At anchor in the Mersey off Liverpool.
Biographical Note / History Originally built as the "United States" and for the Transatlantic trade, but she was […] in order to permit the Peninsular Co. to […] their service from Gibraltar to Egypt, the […] tacking the Oriental in to their name. Wooden built by Messrs Wilson of Liverpool and considered a very big ship of her day. [...] the P&O directors were so pleased with her that [they] invited their friends for a cruise in the Cha[...] bein probably one of the very first examples [of] invitation cruise in this way. She was [...] 1858 and was put on the service between Suez and Gibraltar. Broken up in 1861.
Theme(s) Ships and Shipping Lines
Ports Liverpool, England
Ships SS Oriental
Keywords P&O, shipping
Language English
Copyright Liverpool Record Office