SS Omrah

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SS Omrah
The SS Omrah (HMT Omrah)
Career (UK) Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom
Name: SS Omrah
Owner: Orient Steam Navigation Co Ltd
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Clydebank, Scotland
Launched: 3 September 1898
Completed: January 1899
Fate: Sunk by u-boat near Sardinia
General characteristics
Type: Steamship
Tonnage: 8,291 tons (8,291 tonnes) displacement
Length: 139.6 m (458 ft)
Beam: 17.3 m (57 ft)
Propulsion: Twin propellers

SS Omrah was an ocean liner for the Orient Steam Navigation Company built in 1899 for passenger service between the United Kingdom and Australia. During World War I, the ship was taken over for use as a troopship. On 12 May 1918, while headed from Marseilles to Alexandria, Omrah was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-52 40 nautical miles (74 km) from Sardinia. One person aboard Omrah died in the attack.

References[edit]

  • Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Omrah". U-Boat War in World War I. Uboat.net. Retrieved 19 December 2008. 
  • "Omrah". Miramar Ship Index. R.B.Haworth. Retrieved 19 December 2008.