Built at Vickers-Armstrongs, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, the SS Oriana held the Golden Cockerel trophy for the fastest ship in its fleet until 1986. The ocean liner was later moved to Shanghai where it became a well-known feature of the city and operated as a floating hotel. This amateur record nicely shows the ocean liner, passengers disembarking and family hi-jinks on the dock.
This film is from the collection of Richmond Local Studies Collection, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.