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.
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. On her first visit to the stricken port, she succeeded in getting into the harbour where she embarked 1,131 soldiers. At the end of the saloon is a magnificent mirror, with a timepiece in the center. 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 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. 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. 433: King Orry (2) 1871: iron paddle steamer, 1888 rebuilt to 1,104 tons, 1912 scrapped. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply. 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. 39–40. King Orry berthed at the Office Berth, Douglas. TSS (RMS) King Orry (III) – the third ship in the history of the Company to bear the name – was a passenger steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, until she was sunk during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940. So a small Manx steamer took station, surrounded by the victorious British Grand Fleet. King Orry was the last ship built for the Steam Packet before the outbreak of the First World War, and represented another move forward in the marine engineering design of the Steam Packet steamers, for she was the first of the Company's ships to be built with geared turbines. King Orry was a ship, built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead who also supplied her engines and boilers, at a cost of £96,000. It is decorated and fitted up in much the same manner as the apartment above, but panels of maplewood are substituted for windows and mirrors and the mouldings and pilasters are of walnut. More attacks followed. [6] News of the King Orry's plight was passed by wireless message to the Company’s Headquarters at Douglas by the Mona’s Queen,[6] 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. They should not be confused with IMO ship identification numbers. King Orry entered service in 1913, making her maiden voyage on the Liverpool to Douglas route on 8 July that year, taking 3 hours 10​1⁄2 minutes to make the journey at an average speed of 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph). 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. King Orry holds a special place in the Company’s heart as the first vessel to be named as such was actually the only vessel to be built in the Isle of Man. The King Orry would be a pioneer ship for the Mersey; a pioneer in the use of geared turbines. July 1913 completed. In 1858, King Orry was taken over by Robert Napier& Co. of Glasgow and then sold to a Greek owner. There was a risk she may founder in the approach channel to the harbour, but none-the-less after midnight she was ordered to leave and her commander succeeded in getting the badly damaged vessel clear of the harbour entrance. King Orry (II) approaching Douglas, Isle of Man..JPG 3,255 × 1,978; 2.44 MB Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Reg 3 Hqtr 39 Union Street, Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica. [3], Operation Dynamo, whilst widely regarded as the Steam Packet's "finest hour", also saw its blackest day. There she spent her time on patrol, tending to the crews of stricken ships, challenging suspects, and putting prize crews aboard where appropriate. [6] As she neared the Isle of Man, the King Orry ran into a bank of fog, which obscured the coast with the added complication that the Foghorn at Maughold Head Lighthouse could not be heard. She had onl… [8], In early June 1916, in response to intelligence that there would be a breakout by the German Merchant raider Möwe (and possibly also the German light cruiser Niobe), King Orry and the cruiser Donegal, both patrolling between Shetland and Norway, were ordered to support the armed merchant cruisers of the 10th Cruiser Squadron to intercept the German raider.

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. On 23 September 1915, King Orry collided with the destroyer Christopher, damaging the destroyer. [10][11] Through fair weather and foul, but more usually foul in those northern waters, the King Orry stayed on station, suffering much storm damage, until she was ordered to Liverpool for repairs. A second and heavier attack was then made on her. King Orry returned to Dunkirk in the late afternoon of 29 May. A contemporary report of the time stated she had:-A deck saloon 70ft long, 8ft high and 18ft broad. 33 1927, p. 74. http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?150#150, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in 1921, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in May 1940, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SS_King_Orry_(1913)&oldid=983333392, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, World War II merchant ships of the United Kingdom, World War I merchant ships of the United Kingdom, World War II shipwrecks in the English Channel, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 33 1927, pp. $29.95. At 23:15hrs the Mona’s Isle was located by the King Orry, which then took her under tow and proceeded to Douglas. SS King Orry (1913) 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. 1913–1940: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Even then, after colliding with the pier, the King Orry was still able to secure alongside.

Length 325 feet; beam 47 feet; depth 18 feet( see note), with a registered tonnage of 2,485 GRT. The dining saloon is not quite as long as the upper saloon, but is broader, extending the width of the vessel. King Orry saw service in both World Wars. Official numbers are issued by individual flag states. Kortenaer (ship, 1943)‎ (37 F) L Leasowe Castle (ship, 1917)‎ (1 F) M Manx Maid (ship, 1962)‎ (5 F) Manxman (ship, 1955)‎ (5 F) Opens image gallery. Delivery set for early 1975. Laid up in Genoa. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company played a vital role in securing victory in the two World Wars. 21923 - the first vessel in the line's history to be so named - was a wooden paddle-steamer which served with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Delivery set for early 1975. The paneled ceiling is white with gilded mouldings. King Orry had accommodation for 1,600 passengers, and a crew of 51. She was fitted out as an Armed Boarding Vessel by Cammell Laird's in late November 1914,[citation needed] being fitted with an armament of two 4 inch (102 mm) guns. After the Great War, the King Orry returned to the Steam Packet Company and resumed her service operating to the numerous ports then served by the Company. Object ID: RSS/CL/1915/3430/25B: Description: Crew listed continued from BT 400/3430/25A. +1876 364 6648 +1 876 332 9992 +1876 616 9688 In 1888, King Orry was refitted by Fairfield & Co at a cost of £8,246. Other ships in the crowded and turbulent waters closed in and survivors, including the four Manx engineers, were picked up. Naval Staff Monograph No. This thorough refit gave her a new boiler pressure of 110 pounds per square inch (760 kPa), her diagonal compound engine now had a stroke of 78 inches with a high-pressure cylinder of 52 inches and low pressure 92. Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is seen departing from Heysham on 24th May 1996. She continued this record for the rest of the War. King Orry was launched from Cammell Laird's Birkenhead shipyard on 11 March 1913.[4]. King Orry was the last ship built for the Steam Packet before the outbreak of the First World War, and represented another move forward in the marine engineering design of the Steam Packet steamers, for she was the first of the Company's ships to be built with geared turbines. She was extensively overhauled in 1934, and then converted from coal to oil burning in 1939, when King Orry found herself once again at war. Her twin screws were driven by two single-reduction geared turbine engines developing 9,400 i.h.p. The company's previous King Orry was one of three company losses during Operation Dynamo - the evacuation of British and French troops from the port of Dunkirk during May 1940. 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. 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. July 1st 1972:Work recommenced at builders after the Italian Government gave financial support. When King Charles II came to the throne in 1660 he inherited a huge fleet of 154 ships… Shore batteries off Calais opened up on her, hitting the ship at least twice, inflicting some damage, and there were casualties aboard. Gill, was coaled and despatched in order to locate the Mona’s Isle and give assistance. PS (RMS) King Orry (II) No.

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. 2,485: Lady of Mann (1) 1930 +1876 364 6648 +1 876 332 9992 +1876 616 9688 [3] The vessel could therefore either been steered from the hurricane deck or the aft part of the ship. Refine Your Search Keyword Ship IMO number Three vessels were lost from the fleet on 29 May; Mona's Queen, Fenella and King Orry. [From King Orry to Queen Victoria, 1899]. KING ORRY: Added: Oct 23, 2020: Captured: July 05, 1997: IMO: 7207451: Hits: 79: Location: Heysham, United Kingdom: Photo Category: Ferries: Description: Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's 1975 Pietra Ligure, Savona, built KING ORRY is here seen arriving at Heysham on 5th July 1997. This gave her a low propeller speed while keeping a high turbine speed. [6] Whilst trying to re-set her course, the King Orry ran aground at Cornah (Cornaa, current spelling), on the north-east coast of the Isle of Man, approximately one mile south of Maughold Head.

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