Built : 1914 :Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Tonnage : 15,507g, 9,548n, 12,370 dwt
1913 : Oct 2 : Launched as Orduna (pronounced Ordunya). Originally intended to be named Ormeda.
1914 : Feb 19 : Maiden voyage to Valparaiso. Her funnel was then black.
Oct : chartered to Cunard for Liverpool to New York service to replace vessels called up for trooping. Carried Cunard funnel when not grey painted.
Nov 1 : first Cunard sailing.
1915 June 28 : Chased by U-Boat but outran the attacker 20 miles from the Smalls
1915 July 9 : Missed by a torpedo 30 miles south of Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland
1918 June : Sank a German submarine by gunfire. Dec 1 : collided with and sank Elder Dempster's Konakry off Galley Head, Ireland
1919 Dec 31 : with ending of Cunard charter returned to PSNC
1920 Apr 1 : Resumed service via Montevideo
1921 : operated Royal Mail Line's Hamburg - Southampton - New York service. May 28 First sailing. Catered for the lack of German berths
1922 : Autumn refit by builders
1923 : Jan 1 Resumed South American service.
Passengers : 190 1st; 221 2nd; 476 3rd. Ownership transferred to Royal Mail Line.
1923 : Converted to oil fuel. Passengers 234 1st; 186 2nd; 458 3rd;
1927 : Reverted to PSNC ownership Apr 7 : Panama Canal route
1941 : Taken over as troopship
1946 : Government trooping service. Boat deck derrick posts removed prior to this
1950 : Nov : Decommissioned and laid up
1951 : Broken up at Dalmuir after 37 years exemplary service
Details as Orduna except tonnage 15,495 g; 10,140 n
Passengers 190 1st; 221 2nd; 476 3rd 1914 Jul 7 : Launched. Provision for 6 x 6 in (15.24 cm) guns was made
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1915 : Entered service as an auxiliary cruiser. Later used a s a short crossing troopship
1919 Mar: Completion work commenced. Sep 26th : Maiden voyage southbound
1921 Apr 30 : Chartered to Royal Mail for Hamburg - Southampton - New York.
1923 : Transferred with her sistership to Royal Mail ownership.
1926 : Fitted to burn oil fuel. Returned to PSNC and their routes. Nov 4th : Liverpool - Panama Canal - Callao - Valparaiso
1941 : Troopship duties for the duration of the war. Boatdeck posts out.
1946 : Emigrant service to the Antipodes
1950 : Broken up by Thos. W. Ward at Newport, Monmouthshire