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SS Oriana

Join the greeting party on Tilbury dock to wave home relatives disembarking from a trans-Atlantic cruise

Amateur film 1967 2 mins Silent

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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.