MS Oranje

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Oranje (AWM 302809).jpg
Oranje in August 1941, shortly after her conversion to a hospital ship
History
Name:
  • Oranje (1939–1964)
  • Angelina Lauro (1965–1979)
Owner:
Operator:
  • Netherlands Lines (1939–1941)
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  • Netherlands Lines (1947–1964)
  • Lauro Lines (1965–1977)
  • Costa Lines (Chartered 1977–1979)
Port of registry:
Builder: N. V. Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw-Maatschappij,[1] Amsterdam, Netherlands
Yard number: 270[1]
Laid down: 2 July 1937[1]
Launched: 8 September 1938[1]
Completed: 15 July 1939[1]
Out of service: 30 March 1979
Identification:
Fate: Destroyed by fire on 30 March 1979; sank on 24 September 1979
General characteristics
Tonnage:
  • 24,377 GRT (after refit)
  • 20,017 GRT(originally)
Length:
  • 672.4 ft (204.9 m) (after refit)
  • 656 ft (200 m) (originally)
Beam: 83.6 ft (25.5 m)
Decks: 8
Installed power: 3 × 12-cylinder Sulzer diesels 37,500 hp (28,000 kW) at 145 rpm
Propulsion: Triple screw
Speed:
  • 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph) (service)
  • 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph) (maximum)
Capacity: 740 passengers, original in 1939

MS Oranje, later known as Angelina Lauro, was a Dutch passenger liner, a wartime hospital ship and finally a cruise ship that was burnt out and subsequently lost while being towed for scrap. She sank in a storm in the mid-Pacific, on 24 September 1979. The ship underwent 25 years' service as Oranje, and fifteen as Angelina Lauro. She was a cruise ship for the last seven years of her career.

Angelina Lauro

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Name ship: Oranje". Stichting Maritiem-Historische Databank. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  2. ^ Angelina Lauro

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