Orient Steam Navigation Company - RMS/SS Orion - 1935 to 1963

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Orient Line

RMS Orion


Photo Album Page One


Orion seen berthed in Auckland 

This album has a range of images of the ships interiors and decks. However, all except three photographs are the First Class facilities. Sadly, Tourist Class photographs of her interiors are hard to come by. If you, have photographs that are suitable to be added to this page, please email these to me. By doing this, you will give a great deal of pleasure to countless thousands who visit this site. Full credit will be given.

Orion seen in Sydney


First Class


The Main Lounge


The high ceiling Ballroom


The Long Gallery




Entrance to the Dinning Room


A fine Dinning Room Feature


First Class Shops


The forward Stairwell


The vast and typical Orient Line Sports Deck


The Tavern, looking towards the Pool


The spacious Verandah Suite



Single bedded cabin


A fine colour photo of the Orion


Tourist Class


Main Lounge


Inside to berth cabin



Sent in by Anne Lee passenger Tilbury to Sydney in March-April 1958


Dinning Room



Promenade Deck Aft

Sent in by Anne Lee passenger Tilbury to Sydney in March-April 1958


A Black and white study of this fine liner!


A painting of the Orion


A small view of RMS Orion in Sydney


An early Orient Line Postcard of the RMS Orion


This was the last P&O postcard issued of the SS Orion


RMS/SS Orion Index


RMS Orion                                   Orion - History Page.

Photo Album                             Orion - Interior and exterior photographs.

Passenger Contribution - 1        Ben Zuber heads for Australia in 1961.

Passenger Contribution - 2        Jack Abbott - a Soldiers Tale - “Orion Oracle” No 20.

Passenger Contribution - 3       Jack Abbott - a Soldiers Tale - “Orion Oracle” No 29.

Passenger Contribution - 4        William Rishton sails for Australia in 1956.

Passenger Contribution - 5        Anne Lee UK to Sydney Australia in 1958.



Also Visit our Features on the following Orient Lines/P&O Ships 

Orient Lines: RMS OrcadesSS Oronsay - SS Oriana - RMS Orion

P&O: RMS Strathaird - SS Himalaya - SS Iberia - RMS Kaisar-i-Hind - SS Canberra



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