[5], On Friday 17 July 1914, King Orry ran aground near Maughold, Isle of Man. At the end of the saloon is a magnificent mirror, with a timepiece in the center. She was refloated later that day.[12]. Captained by Lt. Cmdr. King Orry (1) 1842: wooden paddle steamer, 1858 sold to Greece. [citation needed] King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. [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. RPPC Real Photo SS Badger Passenger Ferry Ludington Michigan MI Postcard. In September 1975, King Orry was sold for breaking to R. Taylor & Sons (Scrap) Ltd, Glasson Dock, Lancashire. Kortenaer (ship, 1943)‎ (37 F) L Leasowe Castle (ship, 1917)‎ (1 F) M Manx Maid (ship, 1962)‎ (5 F) Manxman (ship, 1955)‎ (5 F)

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. 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. 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. Size of this preview: 437 × 600 pixels. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No. [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. Laid up in Genoa. Admiral Beatty awarded her the place of honour in the middle of the centre line. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & … July 1st 1972:Work recommenced at builders after the Italian Government gave financial support. You are here: Home > Ships > KING ORRY - 5187607 - PASSENGERS SHIP Refine Your Search. Opens image gallery. Naval Staff Monograph No. 2,485: Lady of Mann (1) 1930 The Six - IOMSPCo Sisters Delivered 1946-1955:- Andrew McAdam; rank/rating, Carpenter; age, 35; place of birth, Glasgow; previous ship, Fenella of Douglas. February 1975:Delivered to Angleterre Lorraine Alsace S.A. de Navigation (ALA), Dunkerque, France. In 1895 she was given a complete electric lighting installation costing £575. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No.

Length 325 feet; beam 47 feet; depth 18 feet( see note), with a registered tonnage of 2,485 GRT. She was well suited to this field of work, and was able to move the largest target at more than 12 knots. King Orry was refloated later that day. 2,485: Lady of Mann (1) 1930 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. 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. In 1871 she was the finest model afloat. 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. 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. The position of the wreck of King Orry is given as LAT:51°07'N LON:002°21'E. $29.95. This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 16:55. After the Battle of Jutland, the Royal Navy was ordered to undergo intensive gunnery practice, and the King Orry turned to the business of target towing. 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. However, she was able to continue to Dover, where she docked just before noon.[13].
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. King Orry holds a special place in the Company’s heart as the first vessel to be named as such was actually the only vessel to be built in the Isle of Man. [7] She then made passage for Scapa Flow. July 1913 completed. She was lengthened by 30 feet, and at the same time she was reboilered by J. Jones & Co for £4,080. [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. She was one of six similar steamers delivered between 1946 and 1955. But in this condition it was apparent she was a danger to shipping that was already in enough danger. On 23 September 1915, King Orry collided with the destroyer Christopher, damaging the destroyer. Laid up in Genoa. [6] This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. 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 [6], At the time of the grounding there were no passengers on board.[6]. Ex - SAINT ELOI - 89 CHANNEL ENTENTE - 90 Later: 1998 MOBY LOVE - 17 AEOLOS - 19 AZORES EXPRESS [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. The Six - IOMSPCo Sisters Delivered 1946-1955:- Delivery set for early 1975. 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. The King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. Shore batteries off Calais opened up on her, hitting the ship at least twice, inflicting some damage, and there were casualties aboard. 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 [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. +1876 364 6648 +1 876 332 9992 +1876 616 9688 A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. 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. 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. 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. [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. [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. 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.

Length 325 feet; beam 47 feet; depth 18 feet( see note), with a registered tonnage of 2,485 GRT. Jeffery Elliot, RD, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft off Dunkirk on 30 May 1940. King Orry (III) aground at New Brighton..JPG 3,168 × 2,077; 3.5 MB This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & … Commands listed for HMS King Orry Please note that we're still working on this section. King Orry was launched from Cammell Laird's Birkenhead shipyard on 11 March 1913.[4]. 433: King Orry (2) 1871: iron paddle steamer, 1888 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1912 scrapped. The cowl was removed from her funnel in 1961. King Orry′s most startling mishap in peacetime was her stranding near the Rock Lighthouse, New Brighton, while entering the Mersey on 19 August 1921. (Redirected from MV King Orry) M/F Moby Love is a passenger ferry currently in service with Moby Lines, Genoa, Italy. HMS King Orry (Cdr. Ran for Forty-one Years. This one was the fifth to carry the name. 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. Image not available. 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. The seats at the sides and down the center are furnished with crimson velvet cushions, the windows are fitted with silk curtains to match, and green-patterned Brussels carpet covers the floor. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars. The wonderful ship which sailed successfully for 41 years. Other resolutions: 175 × 240 pixels | 350 × 480 pixels | 560 × 768 pixels | 746 × 1,024 pixels | 2,340 × 3,211 pixels. Never has any idea been happier or more successful. Refine Your Search Keyword Ship IMO number King Orry was built by R. Duncan & Co., at Port Glasgow in 1871, with engines by Rankin & Blackmore, and launched on Monday 27 March 1871. From 15 July 1916, King Orry and the Armed Boarding Vessel Dundee were disguised as merchant vessels, substantially changed in appearance, and sent to patrol off Norway, tasked with intercepting ships carrying contraband down the Scandinavian approach. 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. This one was the fifth to carry the name. 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 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] Under the command of Capt. King Orry II. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. 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'. Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1871)" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. [6] After coaling at Liverpool it was the Master’s intention to make passage direct to Ardrossan in order to bring holidaymakers to Douglas. 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. 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. Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1913)" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. [3] Naval Staff Monograph No. King Orry saw service in both World Wars. On her first visit to the stricken port, she succeeded in getting into the harbour where she embarked 1,131 soldiers. In 1871 she was the finest model afloat Ran for Forty-one Years. In 1888, King Orry was refitted by Fairfield & Co at a cost of £8,246. 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. It was not until 1079 and after three attempts that Orry conquered Man and brought it under his rule. 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. Picture Information. [3] $7.99 + $2.79 shipping . King Orry had the UK Official Number 45479 and used the Code Letters P K J B . [3], Operation Dynamo, whilst widely regarded as the Steam Packet's "finest hour", also saw its blackest day. Considered an exceptionally well appointed ship, King Orry saw service on the wide range of routes the Steam Packet Company then operated. 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. Shortly after 02:00hrs, 30 May 1940, she sank. 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. Born: Gene Roddenberry, U.S. screenwriter and producer, creator of Star Trek, in El Paso, Texas (died 1991) August 20, 1921 (Saturday) King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. King Orry was a ship, built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead who also supplied her engines and boilers, at a cost of £96,000. 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. Delivery set for early 1975. 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. 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. [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. While the 10th Cruiser Squadron were to patrol between Scotland and Iceland, King Orry and Donegal were to patrol near Muckle Flugga. Port of registry: Douglas, Isle of Man. McQueen, to come to anchor and await the arrival of assistance. The first ship with three gun decks to carry her 102 guns, she was the most powerful ship in the world for many years. M/F Channel Entente Photo: Postcard from The ferry site's collection M/F King Orry Photo: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company M/F King Orry Photo: Aubrey Dale (Belfast 31/3-1991) M/F Moby Love II Photo: Moby Lines M/F Moby Love Photo: Gabriele Campoccio (Livorno 12/2-2004) M/F Moby Love Photo: Gabriele Campoccio (Livorno 12/2-2004) M/F Moby Love Photo: Piet Sinke (Piombino July 2005) 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. SS King Orry (1913) 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Ex - SAINT ELOI - 89 CHANNEL ENTENTE - 90 Later: 1998 MOBY LOVE - 17 AEOLOS - 19 AZORES EXPRESS When approximately mid-channel the mechanical failure to her machinery occurred, forcing her Master, Capt. Other ships in the crowded and turbulent waters closed in and survivors, including the four Manx engineers, were picked up. She continued this record for the rest of the War. 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. She was one of six similar steamers delivered between 1946 and 1955. She had onl… 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. Object ID: RSS/CL/1915/3430/25B: Description: Crew listed continued from BT 400/3430/25A. 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. Even then, after colliding with the pier, the King Orry was still able to secure alongside. King Orry (II) approaching Douglas, Isle of Man..JPG 3,255 × 1,978; 2.44 MB 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 … A second and heavier attack was then made on her. The King Orry would be a pioneer ship for the Mersey; a pioneer in the use of geared turbines. J. Elliott RNR and was sent to Dunkirk as the plight of the British Expeditionary Force became stark. 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. [6] Whilst trying to re-set her course, the King Orry ran aground at Cornah (Cornaa, current spelling), on the north-east coast of the Isle of Man, approximately one mile south of Maughold Head. 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. A contemporary report of the time stated she had:-A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. [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. King Orry was broken up at Llanerchymor, Wales, in 1912. Official numbers are issued by individual flag states. King Orry (ship, 1913)‎ (9 F) King Orry (ship, 1945)‎ (3 F) Koningin Juliana (ship, 1968)‎ (26 F) D804 Hr.Ms. The King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. 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. It was symbolic of the work and sacrifice of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ships during the First World War. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. 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. CONQUEST OF MAN BY KING ORRY_ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HOUSE OF KEYS—KING HACON, THE FIRST BRITISH ADMIRAL. 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. Refine Your Search Keyword Ship IMO number The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. 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. 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. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply. Gill, was coaled and despatched in order to locate the Mona’s Isle and give assistance. 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. Her original speed was 15 knots. 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