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Stock No. 1169
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S.S. Oronsay Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture

S.S. Oronsay Ashtray

Built for the Orient Steam Navigation Company and her maiden voyage in 1925 was from London to Australia. In WW11 she was requisitioned as a troopship, and she played a full and active part in the war until 9 October 1942, Oronsay was sailing in the Atlantic en route from Cape Town to the UK via Freetown when she was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine 'Archimede'. Fortunately only 5 on board were lost. Our ashtray carries the Orient Line house flag picked out in brass and enamel and the ships name in standard form above with surmounted by a Kings Crown above. The reverse is stamped Angus & Coote, Sydney. Measures 4.75" x4.75" (12 cm x 12 cm)