Fully restored and ready for commercial use or your own private yacht, this historic Pullman built in 1943 for the US Navy by the Pullman Car Company is constructed of reinforced steel. PCE-833
Laid down 1943 February 26; as PCE-833 by the Pullman Standard Car Co., Chicago, IL.
Launched 1943 August
Transferred 1943 OctoberTo Great Britain and commissioned HMS Kilham (Z 07); Reclassified BEC-7
Returned 1946 to U.S. custody in December; Struck from the Navy Register in 1947
Sold 1949 to S/A Investment (FylkesbaataneSogne og Fjordane, Mgrs.) of Bergen, Norway.
Converted 1950 renamed M/S Sognefjord passenger ship
Sold 1958 to FylkesbataaneSogne og Fjordane of Bergen; Operated on the Norwegian west coast until 1982
Sold 1982 to Filmeffekt A/S of Oslo,Norway and renamed Orion;
Sold 1984 to K/S Orion Film A/S of Bergen and laid up
Sold 1987 to Matkat OY of Helsingfors, Finland
Sold 1991 to Orion Risteilyt O/Y of Hamina, Finland and renamed Orion II;
Sold 1996 to Jaako Mathias Eriksson of Honduras
Sold 1997 renamed ORIENT EXPLORER
80 Beds + Crew quarters for 7 and Captains quarters.
Currently there is a crew of 7 and the Captain.
Fuel Consumption: Both Engines and one generator is 250 liters per hour at 10 knots
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