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. You are here: Home > Ships > KING ORRY - 5187607 - PASSENGERS SHIP Refine Your Search. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No. SS (RMS) King Orry (I) No. February 1975:Delivered to Angleterre Lorraine Alsace S.A. de Navigation (ALA), Dunkerque, France. It was not until 1079 and after three attempts that Orry conquered Man and brought it under his rule. 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. King Orry (1) 1842: wooden paddle steamer, 1858 sold to Greece. 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.

Length 325 feet; beam 47 feet; depth 18 feet( see note), with a registered tonnage of 2,485 GRT. 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 … 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. Gill, was coaled and despatched in order to locate the Mona’s Isle and give assistance. 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. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. 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. [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. 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. Over 1,300 people aboard her were rescued. Never has any idea been happier or more successful. [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. 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. 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 1,877: King Orry (4) 1946: 1978 scrapped. Refine Your Search Keyword Ship IMO number King Orry returned to Dunkirk in the late afternoon of 29 May. The dining saloon is not quite as long as the upper saloon, but is broader, extending the width of the vessel. King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. The position of the wreck of King Orry is given as LAT:51°07'N LON:002°21'E. A second and heavier attack was then made on her. There was a risk she may founder in the approach channel to the harbour, but none-the-less after midnight she was ordered to leave and her commander succeeded in getting the badly damaged vessel clear of the harbour entrance. There she spent her time on patrol, tending to the crews of stricken ships, challenging suspects, and putting prize crews aboard where appropriate. 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. At 23:15hrs the Mona’s Isle was located by the King Orry, which then took her under tow and proceeded to Douglas. Her twin screws were driven by two single-reduction geared turbine engines developing 9,400 i.h.p. [6] As she neared the Isle of Man, the King Orry ran into a bank of fog, which obscured the coast with the added complication that the Foghorn at Maughold Head Lighthouse could not be heard. Other ships in the crowded and turbulent waters closed in and survivors, including the four Manx engineers, were picked up. Opens image gallery. This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 16:55. 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. King Orry (1) 1842: wooden paddle steamer, 1858 sold to Greece. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. Andrew McAdam; rank/rating, Carpenter; age, 35; place of birth, Glasgow; previous ship, Fenella of Douglas. Shortly after 02:00hrs, 30 May 1940, she sank. 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. King Orry (II) approaching Douglas, Isle of Man..JPG 3,255 × 1,978; 2.44 MB The wonderful ship which sailed successfully for 41 years. [3] As there was no wireless communication at that time, anxiety was caused in Douglas as the scheduled time of arrival of the Mona’s Isle passed, requiring the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to contact their Liverpool office to ensure that she had departed on time. King Orry was refloated later that day. Delivery set for early 1975. King Orry (ship, 1913)‎ (9 F) King Orry (ship, 1945)‎ (3 F) Koningin Juliana (ship, 1968)‎ (26 F) D804 Hr.Ms.
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. 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. February 1975:Delivered to Angleterre Lorraine Alsace S.A. de Navigation (ALA), Dunkerque, France. Considered an exceptionally well appointed ship, King Orry saw service on the wide range of routes the Steam Packet Company then operated. 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. CHAPTER III. [7], Moby Love en route to Piombino from Isola d'Elba, The ship was featured in the 1997 ChuckleVision episode, Loch Aye in which the Chuckle Brothers travel from Heysham to Douglas on board the King Orry thinking they were heading to the Loch Aye Highland games in Scotland (actually the Loch Aye Island Games in the Isle of Man). On her first visit to the stricken port, she succeeded in getting into the harbour where she embarked 1,131 soldiers. She was taken by Captain Quine to Llanerchymor for breaking, but before scrapping commenced she was opened for public inspection with the proceeds of this been donated to the Honeywell Cottage Hospital.[4]. Free shipping . 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. [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. The cowl was removed from her funnel in 1961. [7] She then made passage for Scapa Flow. King Orry entered service in 1913, making her maiden voyage on the Liverpool to Douglas route on 8 July that year, taking 3 hours 10​1⁄2 minutes to make the journey at an average speed of 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph). Naval Staff Monograph No. 433: King Orry (2) 1871: iron paddle steamer, 1888 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1912 scrapped. In September 1975, King Orry was sold for breaking to R. Taylor & Sons (Scrap) Ltd, Glasson Dock, Lancashire. When approximately mid-channel the mechanical failure to her machinery occurred, forcing her Master, Capt. King Orry II. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. On passage, she survived a dive bombing attack, and made for the East Pier. This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. 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. [3], Operation Dynamo, whilst widely regarded as the Steam Packet's "finest hour", also saw its blackest day. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. 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 … RPPC Real Photo SS Badger Passenger Ferry Ludington Michigan MI Postcard. 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. McQueen, to come to anchor and await the arrival of assistance. J. Elliott RNR and was sent to Dunkirk as the plight of the British Expeditionary Force became stark. She continued this record for the rest of the War. The wonderful ship which sailed successfully for 41 years. She was one of six similar steamers delivered between 1946 and 1955. 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. $29.95. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars. Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Reg 3 Hqtr 39 Union Street, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica.

Length 325 feet; beam 47 feet; depth 18 feet( see note), with a registered tonnage of 2,485 GRT. The King Orry would be a pioneer ship for the Mersey; a pioneer in the use of geared turbines. The Six - IOMSPCo Sisters Delivered 1946-1955:- The King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. [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. 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. Three vessels were lost from the fleet on 29 May; Mona's Queen, Fenella and King Orry.
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. Delivery set for early 1975. A contemporary report of the time stated she had:-A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. HMS King Orry (Cdr.

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. The vessel could therefore either been steered from the hurricane deck or the aft part of the ship. She was refloated later that day.[12]. She was under the command of Cdr. In 1858, King Orry was taken over by Robert Napier& Co. of Glasgow and then sold to a Greek owner. The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. A handsome effect is produced by a band of fretwork in maple, backed with red silk, running around the length of the cabin above the crimson-velvetted and padded-back chairs. Her twin screws were driven by two single-reduction geared turbine engines developing 9,400 i.h.p. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses. Jeffery Elliot, RD, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft off Dunkirk on 30 May 1940. In 1871 she was the finest model afloat. 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. 1,877: King Orry (4) 1946: 1978 scrapped. On 23 September 1915, King Orry collided with the destroyer Christopher, damaging the destroyer. On Thursday 19 June 1884, the King Orry was required to go to the assistance of the Mona’s Isle which had suffered a mechanical failure. 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) The cowl was removed from her funnel in 1961. [3] King Orry was a ship, built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead who also supplied her engines and boilers, at a cost of £96,000. Considered an exceptionally well appointed ship, King Orry saw service on the wide range of routes the Steam Packet Company then operated. [6] News of the King Orry's plight was passed by wireless message to the Company’s Headquarters at Douglas by the Mona’s Queen,[6] which shortly passed near the scene inbound to Douglas from Ardrossan, and the Peel Castle and the Fenella were despatched to aid the King Orry. [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. A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. A contemporary report of the time stated she had:-. Naval Staff Monograph No. [7], Moby Love en route to Piombino from Isola d'Elba, The ship was featured in the 1997 ChuckleVision episode, Loch Aye in which the Chuckle Brothers travel from Heysham to Douglas on board the King Orry thinking they were heading to the Loch Aye Highland games in Scotland (actually the Loch Aye Island Games in the Isle of Man). 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 Media in category "King Orry (ship, 1913)" The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total. 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. 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. His company. 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. 433: King Orry (2) 1871: iron paddle steamer, 1888 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1912 scrapped. 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. More attacks followed. More commonly referred to as the six sisters, they were built for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company between 1946 & … King Orry was broken up at Llanerchymor, Wales, in 1912. Port of registry: Douglas, Isle of Man. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars. Part of this was the provision for telegraph communication with the engine room from both ends of the bridge, a speaking tube in the center and a third telegraph at the Captain's look-out house on the fore part of the hurricane deck. 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 King Orry was an immediate post-war ship, coming from Cammell Laird’s yard in 1946. Passage was slow, and it was not until 05:00hrs the following morning that the two vessels arrived in Douglas; where many people had stayed on the Victoria Pier all night, anxious to receive news. 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