OMRAH VESSEL .. 1899





The OMRAH was built by the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co, Glasgow in 1899 for the Orient Line.

This was a 8,130 gross ton ship, length 490.6ft x beam 56.6ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw and a speed of 18 knots.
She could carry 350 in the first and second class and 500-3rd class passengers.
Her maiden voyage from London via Suez to Melbourne and Sydney started on 3rd Feb.1899
and on 3rd Nov.1916 she commenced her last London - Australia sailing.
Converted to a troopship, she was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Sardinia on 12th May 1918.
She had left Alexandria for Marseilles with six other transports, carrying troops of the 52nd and 74th divisions
and was on her return journey from Marseilles when lost without serious loss of life.