SS Osterley

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SS Osterley
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Green collection State of Victoria
Name SS Osterley
Owner Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., Glasgow
Builder London & Glasgow Eng. & Iron Shipbuilding. Co. Ltd., Govan
Yard number 333
Launched 26 Jan 1909
Completed 1909
In service 1909
Out of service 1930
Fate broken up for scrap
General characteristics
Type Passenger Liner / Mail
Tonnage 12,129 tons
Length 535.0 ft (163.09)
Beam 63.2 ft (19.26m)
Depth 34.1 ft (10.39m)
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 18 knots (33.34 km/h)
Capacity 1,310 passenger - 280 x 1st; 130 x 2nd; and 900 x 3rd class


The Osterley is the third of the five 12,000 ton steamers ordered by the Orient Steam Navigation Company, Limited, to meet the requirements of the mail contract entered into with the Commonwealth Government. Contracted at times to transport Australian troops, and operated by the Orient Steam Navigation Company, it made 59 return voyages to Australia via the Suez Canal before being broken up in 1930.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 11 January - 17 February 1919