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.. 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.  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.  News of the King Orry's plight was passed by wireless message to the Company’s Headquarters at Douglas by the Mona’s Queen, 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.  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. , 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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