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Steam Ship Model - SS Orient, 1879 Object Reg. No: ST 016582

Summary:
Model of the steamship SS Orient with auxiliary barque rig and four masts. The Orient was built by John Elder & Co., Glasgow in 1879 (5,386 tons). Operated by the Orient Steam Navigation Co. (Orient Line) on the UK-Australia route. In November 1879 Orient's maiden voyage was between London and Melbourne via the Suez Canal. During the Boer War, Orient was used as a troopship and her last voyage took place in 1909. This model was commissioned by the owner and exhibited at the 1880-81 Melbourne International Exhibition and was subsequently donated to the Museum by the Orient Line.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Orient Steam Navigation Co (Orient Line), 1881
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1020 mm (Height), 540 mm (Width), 2900 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: steamships, ship models, passenger ships, boer war 1899-1902
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1902, Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), 1879-1909
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: model screw steamers - passenger
Model Scale: 1:48
Commissioned By: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), England, Great Britain, 1879-1880

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