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Obdam

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1880. 3,699 gross tons; 410 (bp) feet long; 40 feet wide. Compound engine, single screw.  Service speed 12 knots.  940 passengers (80 first class, 60 second class, 800 third class).

Built for British Shipowners Limited, British flag, in 1880 and named British Queen. Rotterdam-New York service. Chartered to many other shipowners. Sold to Holland - America Line, Dutch flag, in 1889 and renamed Obdam. Also Rotterdam-New York service. Sold to US Government, in 1898 and renamed USS McPherson. Troopship service. Renamed Brooklyn in 1900. Also Troopship service. Sold to Luckenbach Line, American flag, in 1917 and renamed USS Onega. Transport service. Torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the Irish Sea on August 30, 1918.


Oceana

Built by William Denny & Brothers Limited, Dumbarton, Scotland, 1888. 7,859 gross tons; 531 (bp) feet long; 54 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  925 passengers (400 first class, 25 second class, 500 third class).

Built for Union Line, in 1888 and named Scott. England-South Africa service. Sold to American Line, in 1905 and renamed Oceana. Mostly cruising, but some Hamburg-New York service. Sold to Compania Transatlantica Espanola, Spanish flag, in 1915 and renamed Alfonso XIII. Cadiz-New York service. Renamed Vasco Nunez De Balboa in 1923. Scrapped in Italy in 1927.


Oceanic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1899. 17,272 gross tons; 704 (bp) feet long; 63 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 19 knots.  1,710 passengers (410 first class, 300 second class, 1,000 third class). Two funnels and three masts.

Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1899 and named Oceanic. Liverpool-New York service. World’s largest liner 1899-1901. Converted to wartime Aux. Cruiser. Stranded in the Shetland 9/1914. Gradually scrapped on the spot in 1924.


Ohio

Built by A. G. Weser Shipbuilders, Bremen, Germany, 1923. 18,940 gross tons; 615 (bp) feet long; 71 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 17 knots.  1,442 passengers (229 first class, 523 second class, 690 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag, in 1914 and named Munchen. Construction halted owing to World War I. Transferred to Royal Mail Lines, British flag, in 1919 and renamed Ohio. Hamburg-New York and later Southampton-New York service. Construction completed in 1923. Sold to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1927 and renamed Albertic. Liverpool-Canada service. Laid up 1933-34. Scrapped in Japan in 1935.


Old North State

Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, New Jersey, 1921. 10,533 gross tons; 502 (bp) feet long; 62 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  78 passengers (78 first class).

Built for U.S. Mail Steamship Company, in 1921 and named Old North State. New York-London service service. Transferred to United States Lines, in 1922 and renamed President Van Buren. Transferred in 1924. Around the world service. Downgraded to a freighter 1938. Renamed President Fillmore in 1941. Transferred to United States Navy, American flag, in 1942 and renamed USS Marigold. US Navy hospital service. Laid up 1946-48. Scrapped in California in 1948.


Olympic

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1911. 45,324 gross tons; 882 (bp) feet long; 92 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 21 knots.  2,764 passengers (1,054 first class, 510 second class, 1,200 third class).

Built for White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1911 and named Olympic. Southampton-New York, WWI troopship, Trans-Atlantic ( 1920-24) service. Largest liner in the world 1911-12. Sister ship to Titanic. Last remains broken up in Scotland in 1937.


Oratava

Built by Naval Construction & Armament Co Ltd, Barrow, England, 1890. 5,980 gross tons; 430 (bp) feet long; 49 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 15 knots.  246 passengers (126 first class, 120 second class, ).Four masts, two funnels. Mainmast removed 1906.

Built for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in 1890 and named Orotava. London-Australia, then Southampton-West Indies-New York 1911-4 service. Scrapped in 1920.


Orbita

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1915. 15,678 gross tons; 568 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  887 passengers (190 first class, 221 second class, 476 third class).

Built for Pacific Steam Navigation Company Limited, British flag, in 1915 and named Orbita. Troopship in WWI, Liverpool-West Coast of South America (1919) service. Service as a troopship in World War I, 1915-19. Broken up in Wales in 1950.


Orca

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1918. 1,606 gross tons; 574 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, triple screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  890 passengers (190 first class, 220 second class, 480 third class).

Built for Pacific Steam Navigation Company Limited, British flag, in 1918 and named Orca. Completed as a cargo ship and sailed as passagner ship 1921-22. Sold to White Star and Dominion Lines, in 1927 and renamed Calgaric. Liverpool-Eastern Canada service. Laid up 1930-33. Resumed Canadian sailings 1933-34. Broken up in Scotland in 1935.


Orduna

Built by Harlan & Wolff Limited, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1914. 15,507 gross tons; 569 (bp) feet long; 67 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  1,120 passengers (240 first class, 180 second class, 700 third class). One funnel and two masts.

Built for Pacific Steam Navigation Company Limited, British flag, in 1914 and named Ormeda. Renamed Orduna in 1914. Liverpool-west coast of South America (1914-18) service. Chartered by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in 1921. Hamburg-Southampton-New York service. Returned to Pacific Steam Navigation Company Limited, British flag, in 1927. French troop and troopship service. She was the commodore ship to re-occupy Malaya in WW II. Scrapped in Scotland in 1951.


Orizaba

Built by Delaware River Shipbuilding Co., Chester, Pennsylvania, 1890. 3,497 gross tons; 336 (bp) feet long; 43 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 14 knots.  110 passengers (80 first class, 30 second class, ).Two masts and one funnel. Steel and iron hull.

Built for New York & Cuba Mail Steamship Co., in 1890 and named Orizaba. New York-Cuba service. Renamed Northwestern in 1907. Alaska service. Sold to Alaska Steamship Co in 1907.


Oscar II

Built by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, Scotland, 1901. 10,012 gross tons; 515 (bp) feet long; 58 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 16 knots.  1,170 passengers (130 first class, 140 second class, 900 third class).

Built for Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, in 1901 and named Oscar II. Copenhagen-New York service. Laid up 1931-33. Scrapped in Scotland in 1933.


Osterley

Built by London & Glasgow Eng & Iron Shipbuilding Co, Glasgow, Scotland, 1909. 12,129 gross tons; 535 (bp) feet long; 63 feet wide. Steam quadruple expansion engines, twin screw.  Service speed 18 knots.  Passenger Cargo ship.

Built for Orient Line, British flag, in 1909 and named Osterley. Liverpool and Southampton to New York 1918-1922 service. Scrapped in 1930.


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