Empire Orwell


Constructed by Blohm & Voss of Hamburg the Empire Orwell started her life as the Pretoria. During the war she became a hospital ship and was used for the evacuation of the Eastern territories in early 1945. Taken as a war prize in Copenhagen in May 1945 she served as the Empire Doon under Orient Line management until 1950 when she underwent a major refit and became the Empire Orwell. She was sold to the Blue Funnel Line in 1958 and became the Gunung Djati pilgrim ship sailing between Indonesia and DJeddah. In 1979 she was sold again to the Indonesian navy and spent her last years trooping as the Tanjung Pandan. She was scrapped in Taiwan in 1987.

Verified Sailings

Outbound from Southampton to Singapore and the Far East

16 Jan 1950 23 Feb 1950 23 May 1950 23 Aug 1950 8 Nov 1950

14 Feb 1951 22 May 1951 29 Aug 1951 13 Dec 1951

11 Mar 1952 20 Apr 1952 20 May 1952 19 Aug 1952 18 Nov 1952

17 Feb 1953 1 May 1953 1 Aug 1953 7 Nov 1953

4 Feb 1954 14 Apr 1954 9 Jul 1954 4 Oct 1954

4 Jan 1955 1 Apr 1955 22 Jul 1955 15 Oct 1955

14 Jan 1956 6 Apr 1956 5 Jul 1956

22 Jan 1957 26 Apr 1957 30 Jul 1957 11 Oct 1957

 

Inbound from the Far East & Singapore to Southampton

29 Apr 1950 26 Jul 1950 23 Oct 1950

24 Jan 1951 25 Apr 1951 9 Nov 1951

21 Feb 1952 2 May 1952 29 Oct 1952

28 Jan 1953 9 Jul 1953 (30 Jul 1953) 14 Oct 1953

14 Jan 1954 25 Mar 1954 21 Jun 1954 15 Sep 1954 10 Dec 1954

13 Mar 1955 9 Jun 1955 30 Sep 1955 21 Dec 1955

14 Mar 1956 14 Jun 1956 7 Oct 1956

4 Apr 1957 5 Jul 1957 20 Sep 1957 4 Dec 1957