Group    From 1866  To 1966

Orient Line

Categories: Transport

Began as a shipbroking company. The inauguration of a liner service to Australia with the packet boat 'Orient' in 1866 saw the company trade as The Orient Line of Packets, regularly shortened to Orient Line.

In 1877 merged with Pacific Steam Navigation Company to become the Orient Steam Navigation Company. From the early 20th century onwards, an association began with P&O which became 51% shareholder in 1919 and culminated in the Orient Line being totally absorbed into that company in 1966.

Leyton Orient FC was named for this company.

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Orient Line

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Leyton Orient Football Club

Leyton Orient Football Club established as Glyn Cricket Club in 1881 by forme...

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Richard Green

Richard Green

Ship-owner and philanthropist. Probably born in the family house in Blackwall Yard, Poplar, the son of shipbuilder George Green. After completing his studies, he entered the business which speciali...

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Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Elizabethan seafarer. With Peter Hill he co-founded the St Mary Rotherhithe Free School, to educate the sons of local seafarers. In the nearby church of St Mary the Virgin there is a brass plate co...

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1 memorial
Bank underground station

Bank underground station

London Underground station. It has a very complicated layout with many exits/entrances. It is served by the Central, Northern and Waterloo & City lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway. ...

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1 memorial