Information on the RSS Orama?

See correction: "RMS ORAMA 1 or ORAMA II? Correction"

February 08, 2010

 I am trying to find a picture and/or information on the Orama which I believe was an Orient liner. In February (13th/14th) 1913 she sailed from London to Sydney with 1,202 passengers on board - one of which was my Great Grandfather! The master was A.J. Coad. Please can you help or point me in the right direction.

Many thanks


Look at this URL:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/shipping/mig-qld5.htm for passenger arrivals at Brisbane.

Here is a picture of RMS Orama:

RMS Orama




RMS Orama built 1911, sunk 1917.

She was a P and O ship ( Peninsula and Orient ) The Orama was built in Great Britain and launched
6/28/1911--12,927gt---569x64.2---triple screw-18knots--240 1st class passengers, 210 2nd and 630 3rd class. Owned by the Orient Line from Britain her maiden voyage was on 11/10/1911 London to Brisbane. In 1914 she became a auxiliary cruiser in the Royal Navy and was torpedoed and sunk by the German sub U-62 on 10/19/1917 south of Ireland while escorting a convoy. Builders were John Brown and Company, Clydebank

 U- 62

      Type U 57
      Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen  (Werk 217)
      Ordered 6 Oct 1914  Laid down 22 Jun 1915 
      Launched 2 Aug 1916  Commissioned 30 Dec 1916 
      Commanders 30 Dec 1916 - 24 Dec 1917   Ernst Hashagen
            25 Dec 1917 - 9 Mar 1918   Otto Wiebalck
            10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918   Ernst Hashagen
      Career 9 patrols
      15 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla
      Successes 47 ships sunk for a total of 123,294 tons.
      5 ships damaged for a total of 16,483 tons.
      1 warship sunk for a total of 9,517 tons. 
      Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.  

Ships hit during

      Name Orama
      Type Armed merchant cruiser
      GRT 12,927 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
      Country   British
      Built 1911
      Builder John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow
      Operator Royal Navy
      History Peace-time operator: Orient Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., Glasgow

U-boat attacks on Armed merchant cruiser Orama

     1 19 Oct 1917 U 62 (Ernst Hashagen)     Sunk        Western Approaches 48.00N, 09.20W


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