|Photographer:||Allan RO [View profile]||Title:||King Orry||Added:||Nov 05, 2008|
|46 / 2,688gt / 599dwt (GBR) [ofy] [o/n : 165282] [c/s : GMJM]
owner : Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. Ltd.
built : Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd., Birkenhead, GBR
yd # : 1169
L - 22:11:1945, D - 04:1946
In September 1975, King Orry was sold for breaking to R. Taylor & Sons (Scrap) Ltd, Glasson Dock, Lancashire. 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. The present photograph was taken 1 April 1976, showing some attempts that had been made to refloat the vessel. These attempts were eventually successful and she was resold to M. Lynch Metals, Rochester arriving at Queenborough on the Medway 13:12:1977, where breaking was underway during November 1978