Troop Ship Names

Discussion in 'The War at Sea' started by Chris Basey, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. Chris Basey

    Chris Basey Senior Member

    I am trying to establish the exact name of a troopship that left Liverpool and arrived at Durban on Christmas Eve 1941.

    All I have is the phonetic spelling - sounds like 'Ordona'.

    Does this sound familiar to a 'shipping buff' out there?

    I would be most grateful if someone can solve the mystery. Thank you.

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  2. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi Chris,

    You got it nearly correct. Her name is 'Orduna' - launched in 1914 and owned by the Royal Mail Line. She was taken over as a troopship early in 1941 as which she served until 1950.

    Here is a photograph of her:

    Regards, Gerry
  3. Chris Basey

    Chris Basey Senior Member


    Much appreciate that swift reply. I can go back to my old contact and reassure him that his memory hasn't completely gone! The picture is a bonus and might even provoke some more memories.

    Thanks again.

    Kind regards

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