R.M.S.S. OROYA from London 1888
Oroya, R.M.S.S (Orient line), 6,184 tons, James Brunton Park, commander, from London March 11, Plymouth
12th ult, Naples 18th ult, Port Said 22nd ult, Suez 25th ult, Aden 29th ult,
Albany (W. A.)15 December, and Adelaide 18 December.
Passengers—saloon: For Melbourne. From London
Mr. and Mrs. R. Walker, Miss Armnell, Mr. R. Bleasby and Miss Bleasby,
Mr. and Mrs. Friedlander, family and servant, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Hughes and family,
Mr. and Mrs A. S. Low, Mr. and Mrs J. C. Patterson and son, Rev. Dr. Marshall Lang,
Messrs. W. G. Brittan, W. D. Craig, W. Dougall, A. Farries, C. S. Green,
A. G. Hanbury, E. O. Hanbury, J. H. Downer, G. Offor, jun., A. Palmer,
E. B. Robertson, and H. B. Rowan,
also 54 in the second saloon, and 21 in the third cabin and steerage.
From Adelaide —Mr. Gibson.
For Sydney.—From London —Right Rev. Dr. Camidge. Bishop of Bathurst, and Mrs Camidge,
Sir Patrick Jennings, K.C.M.G., Lady Jennings, Miss Jennings, Mr. J. Jennings, and Mr. A. Jennings,
Sir Robert Wisdom and Lady Wisdom, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Wisdom, Mr. and Mrs Bailey and Misses Bailey,
Mr. and Mrs B. Burt, family, and servant. Mr. and Mrs H. J. Dodson, Mrs Dickson, Mr. A. Dickson,
and Mr. W. J. Dickson, Mr. and Mrs. F. Kemp and child, Mr. and Mrs Lane and child,
Mrs Reade and Miss Reade, Mr. and Mrs. H. Gordon Smith, Mr. and Mrs J. H. Smith,
Mr. and Mrs. Wyness and family, Dr. R. A. Wilson, Messrs W. S. Bird, G. H. S. Boyd,
H. Brandon, E. Dunfee, W. A. Hillock, Jenkins, J.E. Le Mesurier, Pearson, R. Silver,
F. M. Studdert, and F. J. Studdert;
also 66 in the second saloon, and 240 in the third cabin and steerage.
Dr. L. T. Ward, medical officer.
6,057 gross tons, length 474ft x beam 49.3ft (144.47m x 15.03m), two funnels, four masts, single screw, speed 12 knots, accommodation for 126-1st, 154-2nd and 412-3rd class passengers. Launched by the Barrow Shipbuilding Co, Barrow on 31st Aug.1886 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Co, she started her maiden voyage on 17th Feb.1887 between London - Suez - Melbourne and Sydney for the Orient Line service.
On 4th Mar.1895 she went aground in the Bay of Naples and was severely damaged, but repaired.
In Feb.1906 she was transferred to Royal Mail Steam Packet Co ownership, but continued on the
Australia service until commencing her last voyage on 16th Apr.1909.
She was then scrapped at Genoa.
[SOURCE: Merchant Fleets, vols.1 & 8 by Duncan Haws]