William (Bill) Orr
August 8th. 1900|
December 24th. 1940|
Refer sinking of Shuntien II
|Joined CNCo service||November 3rd. 1922.|
November 3rd. 1922. Joined the China Navigation Co. Sailed on various steam ships as 3/E, obtaining his 2nd Class certificate of Competency (steam) No. 4288 in Hong Kong on July 30th. 1924. Appointed 3/E on the Whangpu. Hsin Peking I, and Kanchow
November 15th. 1926. Pirates attacked the Sunning. W.Orr received a letter of thanks and appreciation for his courageous conduct on this occasion. He then sailed as 2/E on the Kiangsu and Kwangchow prior to going on home leave on December 24th.1927.
April 11th. 1932. Obtained his 1st.Class certificate of Competency (Steam) No. 4828 in Hong Kong, sailing 2/E and C/E on the Fatshan I.
April 9th 1940. Proceeded on Home Leave, returning on November 2nd. 1940. and appointed as C/E to the Suiyang, Kingyuan, and his final ship the Shuntien II. He died on August 23rd. 1941 as a result of enemy action.