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The following information was taken from www.red-duster.co.uk
ORIANA was built in 1906 by Barclay Curle & Co. at Glasgow with a tonnage of 8086grt, a length of 465 ft 4in, a beam of 56ft 4in and a service speed of 15.5 knots. Sister of the Ortega she was launched on 26th April 1906 and commenced her maiden voyage to Callao via Cape Horn on 21st June. During the First World War she was requisitioned by the Government for use mainly as a troopship.
On 8th May 1918 whilst in convoy she went aground in dense fog on Torcor Head by Rathlin Island, off Northern Ireland. When the fog lifted it became apparent that the escorting destroyers Martial and Nicator were also aground as were Blue Star's Aeneas and British India's Manora but fortunately on shelving rocks. All the ships were refloated within two weeks. She resumed commercial service on 17th October 1919 and in November 1922 was transferred to the Panama Canal route. She was eventually broken up in 1927.
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According to Duncan Haws "Merchant Fleets Vol 8" ORIANA stranded on Rathlin Island on 8.5.1918; the liners AENEAS and MANORA as well as the escorting destroyers Martial and Nicator also went ashore. All were refloated within 2 weeks. No mention of MYSTIC.

In the attached photo HMS MYSTIC (G3A) is seen in the foreground alongside ORIANA.
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Keywords: ORIANA
Source of Image, If not your own: ŠABRAHAMS-Photo own collection
Location photo was taken: Torcor Head by Rathlin Island, off Northern Ireland
Date photo was taken: 1918
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