July 16, 1936 Launched.
Dec 4, 1936 Completed.
Dec 19, 1936 Maiden voyage Hamburg-Cape Town, South Africa.
Nov 29, 1939 The Pretoria was commissioned into Kriegsmarineservice as an accommodation ship for Unterseebootsabnahmekommando(U.A.K.), in Kiel.
Jan 1,1940 Served as an accommodation ship for the21.U-boot-Flotilla in Neustadt.
Dec, 1940 Served as a garrison ship for the1.Unterseeboots-Lehr-Division in Pillau.
Feb 22, 1945 The Pretoria became a Lazarettschiff underSanitätsamt Ost.
Jan – Apr, 1945 Took part in the transport of refugees from theEastern territories.
May, 1945 Taken by Great Britian as a war prize.
Oct 1, 1945 The Pretoria was renamed as the British troop transportship Empire Doon.
1949 Empire Doon (ex-Pretoria) is renamed as the EmpireOrwell.
1958 Chartered to the Pan Islamic SS CO, Karachi.
Nov, 1958 Sold to the Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool. Refit atGlasgow, now 17,891 GRT. Became M/P Gunung Djati
1962 Sold to Indonesia.
1965 Sold again.
1966 Sold again.
Apr – Oct, 1973 Refit.
1979 Troop transport ship Tanjung Padan.
1984 Still in existence.