~ Orient Line SS Orsova Nautical Table Bell c1960 ~
A small c1960 nautical bell bearing the name SS Orsova with the Orient Steam Navigation Company flag on an enamel badge. The bell is made of brass and has enamel badge attached to one side of the topper.
The inside of the bell is marked “Made in England”.
~ Dimensions ~
The bell stands at 4 inches (10cm) high. The mouth has a diameter of 2 inches (5cm). This bell weighs 115g.
~ Condition ~
The bell is in good vintage condition. The metal has lost its high shine finish but has no damage other than this surface wear. The enamel badge is is clear and bright.
~ SS Orsova ~
SS Orsova, a 1,503-passenger ocean liner, was built by Vickers Armstrong Shipbuilders Ltd. of Barrow-in-Furness, England, was launched on 14 May 1953 and entered service in 1954 for the Orient Steam Navigation Company (Orient Line) for Great Britain-to-Australia services via the Suez Canal, the voyage taking four weeks. After 1955, the return trip was eastward via Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Panama, Trinidad and Cherbourg. In 1965–66, Orsova was transferred to the Orient Line’s sister company, Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), and operated as a P&O ship until retirement in 1974.