King Orry was the last ship built for the Steam Packet before the outbreak of the First World War, and represented another move forward in the marine engineering design of the Steam Packet steamers, for she was the first of the Company's ships to be built with geared turbines. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No. She was extensively overhauled in 1934, and then converted from coal to oil burning in 1939, when King Orry found herself once again at war. Ex - SAINT ELOI - 89 CHANNEL ENTENTE - 90 Later: 1998 MOBY LOVE - 17 AEOLOS - 19 AZORES EXPRESS King Orry (II) approaching Douglas, Isle of Man..JPG 3,255 × 1,978; 2.44 MB (Redirected from MV King Orry) M/F Moby Love is a passenger ferry currently in service with Moby Lines, Genoa, Italy. Over 1,300 people aboard her were rescued. [3] Departing Liverpool at 13:05hrs with approximately 250 passengers embarked,[3] Mona’s Isle cleared the Victoria Channel and set a course bound for Douglas. On 23 September 1915, King Orry collided with the destroyer Christopher, damaging the destroyer. On Thursday 19 June 1884, the King Orry was required to go to the assistance of the Mona’s Isle which had suffered a mechanical failure. King Orry and Manxman were both clear favourites, however, with more than 65 years having passed since the launch of our last ship called Manxman - compared to just 20 years since we named a vessel King Orry, we feel that now is the right time for the return of Manxman. The present photograph was taken 1 April 1976, showing some attempts that had been made to refloat the vessel. Considered an exceptionally well appointed ship, King Orry saw service on the wide range of routes the Steam Packet Company then operated. [6] As she neared the Isle of Man, the King Orry ran into a bank of fog, which obscured the coast with the added complication that the Foghorn at Maughold Head Lighthouse could not be heard. [14][15], Media related to King Orry at Wikimedia Commons. When the German Empire's High Seas Fleet surrendered in the Firth of Forth on 21 November 1918, she was the sole representative of the British mercantile marine at the capitulation ceremony. King Orry was the last ship built for the Steam Packet before the outbreak of the First World War, and represented another move forward in the marine engineering design of the Steam Packet steamers, for she was the first of the Company's ships to be built with geared turbines. In 1858, King Orry was taken over by Robert Napier& Co. of Glasgow and then sold to a Greek owner. She is very similar to the four ships that followed her but can be recognised by the fact that the windows on her promenade deck do not continue aft. +1876 364 6648 +1 876 332 9992 +1876 616 9688 However, she was able to continue to Dover, where she docked just before noon.[13]. In 1871 she was the finest model afloat. King Orry was the last ship built for the Steam Packet before the outbreak of the First World War, and represented another move forward in the marine engineering design of the Steam Packet steamers, for she was the first of the Company's ships to be built with geared turbines. A handsome effect is produced by a band of fretwork in maple, backed with red silk, running around the length of the cabin above the crimson-velvetted and padded-back chairs. When darkness fell it was possible to see where she had been holed and to make temporary repairs. King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. CONQUEST OF MAN BY KING ORRY_ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HOUSE OF KEYS—KING HACON, THE FIRST BRITISH ADMIRAL. There she spent her time on patrol, tending to the crews of stricken ships, challenging suspects, and putting prize crews aboard where appropriate. The King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. King Orry was broken up at Llanerchymor, Wales, in 1912. [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. Ships of the Isle of Man Steam packet Company (Fred Henry, 1973) p.12, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (Fred Henry) p.66, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (Fred Henry, 1973) p.15, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SS_King_Orry_(1871)&oldid=969126582, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Pages incorrectly using the quote template, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 260 ft 0 in (79.2 m) later increased to 290 ft 0 in (88.4 m), Diagonal compound engines, working at 110 pounds per square inch (760 kPa), developing 1,700, This page was last edited on 23 July 2020, at 15:13. This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. Commands listed for HMS King Orry Please note that we're still working on this section. Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1871)" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. On the night of 2nd/3rd January 1976, she broke from her moorings and grounded about a mile away on the banks of the River Lune. 1,877: King Orry (4) 1946: 1978 scrapped. She continued this record for the rest of the War. It was not until 1079 and after three attempts that Orry conquered Man and brought it under his rule. McQueen, to come to anchor and await the arrival of assistance. In 1871 she was the finest model afloat Ran for Forty-one Years. February 1975:Delivered to Angleterre Lorraine Alsace S.A. de Navigation (ALA), Dunkerque, France. Object ID: RSS/CL/1915/3430/25B: Description: Crew listed continued from BT 400/3430/25A. Gill, was coaled and despatched in order to locate the Mona’s Isle and give assistance. +1876 364 6648 +1 876 332 9992 +1876 616 9688 The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. [3] This was duly confirmed and the King Orry, under the command of Capt. POST CARD SHIP KING ORRY ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET CO DUBLIN IRELAND. Then, diverted to patrol down the fringe of the German minefield off the Heligoland Bight, she challenged and boarded six ships in one day, and put a prize crew aboard an oil tanker which she then directed to the East Coast of England. TSS King Orry (IV) Isle of Man Steam Packet Company passenger ferry Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1945)" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. Other resolutions: 175 × 240 pixels | 350 × 480 pixels | 560 × 768 pixels | 746 × 1,024 pixels | 2,340 × 3,211 pixels. 21923 - the first vessel in the line's history to be so named - was a wooden paddle-steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Size of this preview: 437 × 600 pixels. Naval Staff Monograph No. She was fitted out as an Armed Boarding Vessel by Cammell Laird's in late November 1914,[citation needed] being fitted with an armament of two 4 inch (102 mm) guns. 33 1927, pp. She was under the command of Cdr. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & … THE first Norse King of Man, of whom the Manx are so justly proud—King Gorree, or Orry—did not land there till 938 A.D., when he arrived, after having conquered the Southern or Soderen Isles, with a fleet of … The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. The ship cast off and made for Dover in the early hours of 27 May. King Orry was launched from Cammell Laird's Birkenhead shipyard on 11 March 1913.[4]. RNVR H. Miller, 99 souls: crew and evacuees from the bombed and sunk Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry KING ORRY, and soldiers from the shore were rescued. This one was the fifth to carry the name. At the time King Orry entered service approximately 100,000 passengers were being conveyed by the Company, thanks in no small measure to the newly constructed low water landing pier at Douglas (now named the Victoria Pier), prior to the construction of which required passengers to disembark by boat. RPPC Real Photo SS Badger Passenger Ferry Ludington Michigan MI Postcard. Admiral Beatty awarded her the place of honour in the middle of the centre line. On the night of 2nd/3rd January 1976, she broke from her moorings and grounded about a mile away on the banks of the River Lune. King Orry aground at New Brighton 25 August 1939 again requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armed Boarding Vessel and acted as a Troop Transport when she was used to rescue 1,131 soldiers from Dunkirk, successfully surviving air attacks and coastal bombardment 30 May 1940 her luck finally ran out and she was sunk by aircraft bombs off Dunkirk This thorough refit gave her a new boiler pressure of 110 pounds per square inch (760 kPa), her diagonal compound engine now had a stroke of 78 inches with a high-pressure cylinder of 52 inches and low pressure 92. SS (RMS) King Orry (II) No. At the sides, mirrors and windows alternate in a framework of birds-eye maple, divided by dark rosewood pilasters with richly-gilded capitals, a matching cornice running above. For her operation the latest advancements in technology had been introduced. The wonderful ship which sailed successfully for 41 years. She was taken by Captain Quine to Llanerchymor for breaking, but before scrapping commenced she was opened for public inspection with the proceeds of this been donated to the Honeywell Cottage Hospital.[4]. Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1913)" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 16:55. The King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. TSS (RMS) King Orry (III) – the third ship in the history of the Company to bear the name – was a passenger steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, until she was sunk during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. Consequently, her speed was now increased from 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) to 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph). This one was the fifth to carry the name. Image not available. Ex - SAINT ELOI - 89 CHANNEL ENTENTE - 90 Later: 1998 MOBY LOVE - 17 AEOLOS - 19 AZORES EXPRESS She had only begun to establish herself within the Company's fleet, when she was requisitioned by the Admiralty at the outbreak of war in 1914. Other ships in the crowded and turbulent waters closed in and survivors, including the four Manx engineers, were picked up. Her twin screws were driven by two single-reduction geared turbine engines developing 9,400 i.h.p. You are here: Home > Ships > KING ORRY - 5187607 - PASSENGERS SHIP Refine Your Search. King Orry saw service in both World Wars. SS King Orry (1913), a packet steamer that served until she was sunk during the Evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 SS King Orry (1946), the lead ship of the King Orryclass of passenger ferries and packet ships, more commonly referred to as the six sisters King Orry(1972), a roll on-roll off car and passenger ferry, launched in 1972 as Saint Eloi Delivery set for early 1975. 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. King Orry (1) 1842: wooden paddle steamer, 1858 sold to Greece. 806: King Orry (3) 1913: 1915-1918 and 1939-1940 requisitioned by Admiralty as boarding ship, 1940 sunk off Dunkirk. Andrew McAdam; rank/rating, Carpenter; age, 35; place of birth, Glasgow; previous ship, Fenella of Douglas. Port of registry: Douglas, Isle of Man. Official numbers are issued by individual flag states. $29.95. King Orry (ship, 1913)‎ (9 F) King Orry (ship, 1945)‎ (3 F) Koningin Juliana (ship, 1968)‎ (26 F) D804 Hr.Ms. TSS (RMS) King Orry (IV) - the fourth vessel in the line's history to be so named - was the lead ship of the King Orry Class of passenger ferries and packet ships. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & … King Orry and Manxman were both clear favourites, however, with more than 65 years having passed since the launch of our last ship called Manxman - compared to just 20 years since we named a vessel King Orry, we feel that now is the right time for the return of Manxman. His company. The wonderful ship which sailed successfully for 41 years. [3] She passed the Tynwald, which was engaged in accompanying yachts racing in the Mersey, at 14:30hrs[3] which reported her to be making good speed. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years. Born: Gene Roddenberry, U.S. screenwriter and producer, creator of Star Trek, in El Paso, Texas (died 1991) August 20, 1921 (Saturday) The dining saloon is not quite as long as the upper saloon, but is broader, extending the width of the vessel. King Orry (III) aground at New Brighton..JPG 3,168 × 2,077; 3.5 MB They were the pioneers of the direct driven turbines when they brought out the Viking, although he believed the Allan liner Virginian came out with them before the Viking. King Orry and Manxman were both clear favourites, however, with more than 65 years having passed since the launch of our last ship called Manxman – compared to just 20 years since we named a vessel King Orry, we feel that now is the right time for the return of Manxman. [6] After coaling at Liverpool it was the Master’s intention to make passage direct to Ardrossan in order to bring holidaymakers to Douglas. It is decorated and fitted up in much the same manner as the apartment above, but panels of maplewood are substituted for windows and mirrors and the mouldings and pilasters are of walnut. TSS (RMS) King Orry (III) – the third ship in the history of the Company to bear the name – was a passenger steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, until she was sunk during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. King Orry aground at New Brighton 25 August 1939 again requisitioned for Admiralty service as an Armed Boarding Vessel and acted as a Troop Transport when she was used to rescue 1,131 soldiers from Dunkirk, successfully surviving air attacks and coastal bombardment Refine Your Search Keyword Ship IMO number They should not be confused with IMO ship identification numbers. She is very similar to the four ships that followed her but can be recognised by the fact that the windows on her promenade deck do not continue aft. The King Orry carried some armament as an ABV (Armed Boarding Vessel).

More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & 1955 primarily to replace war-time losses. Soon however, she began to list heavily to starboard. The Six - IOMSPCo Sisters Delivered 1946-1955:- King Orry (1946) This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (IOMSPCo) turbine steamer King Orry (4) of 1946. On 17 July, King Orry seized the Norwegian steamer SS Britannic, carrying a cargo of magnetic iron ore from Kerkeness to Rotterdam, off Utvaer and sent her to Kirkwall under an armed guard. [6] She was inspected by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s Senior Marine Superintendent, who found only slight damage had been sustained, with only one or two plates being strained. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & 1955 primarily to replace war-time losses. The King Orry of Man legend is Godred Crovan, a Viking of uncertain origin who is supposed to have fought on the losing side at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. 33 1927, p. 74. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?150#150, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in 1921, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in May 1940, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SS_King_Orry_(1913)&oldid=983333392, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, World War II merchant ships of the United Kingdom, World War I merchant ships of the United Kingdom, World War II shipwrecks in the English Channel, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. When approximately mid-channel the mechanical failure to her machinery occurred, forcing her Master, Capt. King Orry (1) 1842: wooden paddle steamer, 1858 sold to Greece. Her cook, Jesse Elton from Poole, who single-handedly swam to rescue 25 from KING ORRY eventually received the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal from the King at Buckingham Palace. More attacks followed. King Orry returned to Dunkirk in the late afternoon of 29 May. King Orry entered service in 1913, making her maiden voyage on the Liverpool to Douglas route on 8 July that year, taking 3 hours 10​1⁄2 minutes to make the journey at an average speed of 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph). Her original speed was 15 knots. In September 1975, King Orry was sold for breaking to R. Taylor & Sons (Scrap) Ltd, Glasson Dock, Lancashire. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars.
Those ships, King Orry, Snaefell, Manxman, Tyndwall etc were beautiful ships, their lines were graceful and they always gave the impression of power and speed, which they were, fast ferries, very fast in fact. She even accompanied the Grand Fleet on exercises and acted as a 'repeating ship', that is, she transmitted the flagship signals to the battle squadron in line astern. Free shipping . She was refloated later that day.[12]. Kortenaer (ship, 1943)‎ (37 F) L Leasowe Castle (ship, 1917)‎ (1 F) M Manx Maid (ship, 1962)‎ (5 F) Manxman (ship, 1955)‎ (5 F) King Orry had the UK Official Number 45479 and used the Code Letters P K J B . [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. SS King Orry (1913) 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. [8], In early June 1916, in response to intelligence that there would be a breakout by the German Merchant raider Möwe (and possibly also the German light cruiser Niobe), King Orry and the cruiser Donegal, both patrolling between Shetland and Norway, were ordered to support the armed merchant cruisers of the 10th Cruiser Squadron to intercept the German raider. 39–40. One of these little ships was the 'BYSTANDER' which prior to the beginning of WW2 was the tender to W.L.Stevenson's J-Class racing yacht 'Valsheda'. She reached what had been once her regular port of call, but not before a shore battery at New Brighton had put shots across her bow when she failed to give a satisfactory answer to questioning signals. [3], After 41 years of service – the longest service record up until that time in the history of the Steam Packet Fleet – the decision was made to withdraw her. While the 10th Cruiser Squadron were to patrol between Scotland and Iceland, King Orry and Donegal were to patrol near Muckle Flugga. You are here: Home > Ships > KING ORRY - 5187607 - PASSENGERS SHIP Refine Your Search. J. Elliott RNR and was sent to Dunkirk as the plight of the British Expeditionary Force became stark. The King Orry of Man legend is Godred Crovan, a Viking of uncertain origin who is supposed to have fought on the losing side at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. Length 260'; beam 29'4"; depth 14'7", King Orry had an original tonnage of 809 GRT, and this was later increased to 1,104. $7.99 + $2.79 shipping .
Those ships, King Orry, Snaefell, Manxman, Tyndwall etc were beautiful ships, their lines were graceful and they always gave the impression of power and speed, which they were, fast ferries, very fast in fact. On one occasion she sent men aboard a large vessel laden with 10,000 tons of wheat for Germany, and her prize crew took the vessel into Kirkwall. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. July 1st 1972:Work recommenced at builders after the Italian Government gave financial support. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Reg 3 Hqtr 39 Union Street, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica. The following morning, King Orry sailed for Cammell Laird's dry dock at Birkenhead, for repairs to be undertaken, returning to service a week later. [citation needed] King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No. Passage was slow, and it was not until 05:00hrs the following morning that the two vessels arrived in Douglas; where many people had stayed on the Victoria Pier all night, anxious to receive news. Never has any idea been happier or more successful. CHAPTER III. 433: King Orry (2) 1871: iron paddle steamer, 1888 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1912 scrapped. Ran for Forty-one Years. So a small Manx steamer took station, surrounded by the victorious British Grand Fleet. [7], Moby Love en route to Piombino from Isola d'Elba, The ship was featured in the 1997 ChuckleVision episode, Loch Aye in which the Chuckle Brothers travel from Heysham to Douglas on board the King Orry thinking they were heading to the Loch Aye Highland games in Scotland (actually the Loch Aye Island Games in the Isle of Man). She had a registered tonnage of 1,600 GRT; length 313 ft (95.4 m); a beam of 43 ft (13.1 m); depth 16'11" and with a design speed of 21 knots. The position of the wreck of King Orry is given as LAT:51°07'N LON:002°21'E. Laid up in Genoa. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.

More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & 1955 primarily to replace war-time losses. In 1895 she was given a complete electric lighting installation costing £575. [7], Moby Love en route to Piombino from Isola d'Elba, The ship was featured in the 1997 ChuckleVision episode, Loch Aye in which the Chuckle Brothers travel from Heysham to Douglas on board the King Orry thinking they were heading to the Loch Aye Highland games in Scotland (actually the Loch Aye Island Games in the Isle of Man). The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. [3] After the Great War, the King Orry returned to the Steam Packet Company and resumed her service operating to the numerous ports then served by the Company. She had onl… 1,877: King Orry (4) 1946: 1978 scrapped. On passage, she survived a dive bombing attack, and made for the East Pier. On her first visit to the stricken port, she succeeded in getting into the harbour where she embarked 1,131 soldiers. [3] 45479 – the second vessel in the company's history to bear the name – was an iron paddle-steamer operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. The present photograph was taken 1 April 1976, showing some attempts that had been made to refloat the vessel. [3] As there was no wireless communication at that time, anxiety was caused in Douglas as the scheduled time of arrival of the Mona’s Isle passed, requiring the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to contact their Liverpool office to ensure that she had departed on time. Considered an exceptionally well appointed ship, King Orry saw service on the wide range of routes the Steam Packet Company then operated. [6], However two hours after grounding, the King Orry refloated on the rising tide, and then made her way to Douglas under her own power. [10][11] Through fair weather and foul, but more usually foul in those northern waters, the King Orry stayed on station, suffering much storm damage, until she was ordered to Liverpool for repairs. The vessel could therefore either been steered from the hurricane deck or the aft part of the ship. Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1913)" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. 806: King Orry (3) 1913: 1915-1918 and 1939-1940 requisitioned by Admiralty as boarding ship, 1940 sunk off Dunkirk. November 24th 1969:Ordered January 24th 1969:Keel struck February 26th 1972:Launched 1972:Expected delivery date of October, but owing to liquidation of her builders she was seized by creditors and delivery was severely delayed. [5], On Friday 17 July 1914, King Orry ran aground near Maughold, Isle of Man. A contemporary report of the time stated she had:-A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. She had a registered tonnage of 1,600 GRT; length 313 ft (95.4 m); a beam of 43 ft (13.1 m); depth 16'11" and with a design speed of 21 knots. A second and heavier attack was then made on her. A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. She was launched in 1972 as Saint Eloi but not completed until 1975 due to the bankruptcy of the shipyard that built her. This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. The company's previous King Orry was one of three company losses during Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of British and French troops from the port of Dunkirk during May 1940. 2,485: Lady of Mann (1) 1930 By 1871 people were finding their way to the Island in largely increasing numbers, so that the company decided to build a ship finer and faster than had ever been contemplated before.

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