Nice old Circa 1920's Souvenir Napkin Ring. ( good condition but missing the letter i in the Crest name. The ORVIETO was an Orient Steam Navigation Co ship (the company came under the control of P&O Line in 1919). She was a 12,133 gross ton ship of two funnels, two masts, triple screw, and a speed of 18 knots. She had accommodation for 235 1st Class Passengers, 186 in 2nd and 696 in 3rd class. Built by Workman Clark, Belfast in 1909, she started her maiden voyage from London to Suez, Melbourne and Sydney on 26th Nov.1909. In 1914 she was commissioned as a mine layer and was later converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser.The ship also carried the 5th Infantry Battalion and 2nd Field Company to Egypt. She resumed London – Sydney – Brisbane service on 1st Nov.1919 and commenced her last voyage on this route on 30th Aug.1930. .....she was scrapped the following year.
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