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    Posted: 17 May 2013 at 14:54
The following is a brief history of the HMAT Miltiades.
 

Miltiades/Orcana.

Built: 1903 Builders: Alex Stephen & Sons, Glasgow Owners: Aberdeen Line.

Dimensions:  Weight: 6,793 ton Size: 455ft X 55ft. Speed: 15 Knots.

Routes: London – Australia.

Rebuilt: 1912. Weight: 7817 tons. Length 504ft. (Second Funnel fitted).

Requisitioned as a Troop Ship in 1915. Resumed commercial service in June 1920. She was purchased by the Royal Mail Steam packet Company and renamed the ORCANA.

She later served with the Pacific Steam Navigation Company for their South America Service. She was laid up from 1923 to 1924. She was scrapped in Holland.



Edited by Mal Murray - 17 May 2013 at 15:04
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