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OCEAN LINER HISTORY SERVICE

Are you looking for information on a specific passenger ship? Did a relative of yours emigrate to North America or Australia/NZ on a ship, and all you know is the vessel's name? You want to know more? I have an extensive library and research database, compiled over a period of 40 years. If you can see the name of the vessel on the next link and you know its approximate date, I can provide details of the ship's voyages, ports of call and key dates. Often a good starting point for tracing your family history.

(Click here to see the ships immediately available)

I now only cover the ships on that list - passenger steamships from 1870 onwards, not sailing ships

But also - please check on Google first - as the ship's information may already be in the public domain - for 'free'

If you email me at don.hazeldine@virgin.net first, I will advise you of the details I may have to meet your requirements. The standard service is as many photographs or illustrations as I have available, with a short history, emailed direct to your PC, for 10.

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For example - The Otranto

Orient Steam Navigation Company. Built in 1925 by Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow-in-Furness, England. 20026 tons, 192.63m long x 22.91m wide (632ft x 75ft), 2 propellers, 2 masts, geared turbine, 6 double and 2 single ended boilers which gave a speed of 18 knots. Passengers 1700 and a crew of 420. Jan 9 1926 Maiden voyage to Australia from London via the Suez Canal to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. In her first year she ran aground off the Greek coast. In 1939 she was converted to a troopship and in Nov 1942 was fitted out as an assault ship. She was present at the North African, Sicilian and Italian landings. In 1948 she was refitted as a one class ship by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, initiating Orient Line's post-War single class service. On July 14th 1949 she resumed her service to Australia and made her final sailing to Sydney via Capetown on 13 Feb 1957. In June 1957 she was sold to be broken up at Faslane, near Glasgow, Scotland.

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