A very interesting postcard posted to W F Yeo Chief Steward R.M.S Orontes .
The card shows the gardens and Tilbury Hotel with a wonderful message on the bottom from his wife.
Back of card : shows it was posted to Port Said
The ship was an ocean liner built for the Orient Steam Navigation Company. She sailed on her maiden voyage on 24 October 1902 carrying mail and passengers from Tilbury to Suez , Melbourne and Sydney . This would become her regular route.