Orient Line RMS Ormonde -1918 to 1952 / Deck Plan

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R.M.S. Ormonde ~ Deck Plan

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*Photographs and images on this page are from the Author’s Private collection, unless otherwise noted.


The Orient Lines ship, the Ormonde was first completed as a troop ship in 1917 for she had been requisitioned under the “Liner Requisition Scheme.” Then after World War One she was returned to her builders to be finished as a Three Class passenger liner with a tonnage of 14,853 GRT (Gross Registered Tons). Upon completion, she commenced her regular service from London (Tilbury) to Australia.

However, in 1933, she was given a comprehensive refit to become a One Class Liner, accommodating just 770 Tourist Class passengers and she was listed as being 14,983 GRT. Then many years later, in 1949 she received a further refit to accommodate 1,052 One Class immigrants.

Although, I have not been able to positively establish an actual date of this plan, but I do believe it is the 1933 plan as it states “Tourist Class.” The reason for my thoughts on this is that she was classified and considered as being a “One Class” liner from 1949 to 1952!

The R.M.S. Ormonde Deck Plan:

Below you will find the reduced copy of the plan I have been sent by a dear friend in the United Kingdom, who has been a long-time supporter of ssMaritime.com, and I am most grateful to Jason Mason. However, if you wish to see the full size I originally received, which will provide better detail, although it is still not perfect, but better, just click on the Image or on the link below each one! When the new page opens, it will automatically reduce, but just click on the new Deck Plan image and it will expand to its full size!

Or CLICK HERE to view the full size Plan


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A 1919 Orient Line postcard of the RMS Ormonde


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