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The Fleets

British India Steam Navigation Company

Registered in 1856 as the Calcutta & Burmah Steam Navigation Co. and in 1862 became British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. In 1886 B.I. took control of the Australian S.N. Co. and their coastal services out of Brisbane. This became Australasian United S.N. Co. Apcar & Co., Calcutta with their fleet of five ships was taken over in 1912 and the five ships and the Australian company of Archibald Currie was absorbed in 1913. B.I. and P & O Steam Navigation Co. merged in 1914 but each kept their seperate identities until 1971 when all ships came under the parent P&O company. Nourse Line was acquired by B.I. in 1917 but their ships retained their identities. In 1919 Strick Line was also taken over and in 1935 a controlling interest in Asiatic S.N. Co was purchased. British India Steam Navigation Co. amalgamated with Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. in 1914. P&O became the 'parent' company. In 1971 P&O S.N. Co. was reorganised into divisions, General Cargo, Passenger and Bulk Handling. All ships of the group were progressively transferred to one of these divisions.

Many of these ships carried only a few passengers, and some carried native passengers on deck. Fares, c1892, were 47 10s. to 52 10s. depending on accomodation.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.
For more information on this fleet visit the British India web site.

Routes:

  • Calcutta - Rangoon - Moulmein.
  • Calcutta - Rangoon - Penang - Port Swettenham - Singapore - Malacca.
  • Calcutta - Rangoon - Penang - Java.
  • Calcutta - Rangoon - Straits - China - Japan.
  • Calcutta - Chittagong - Arrakan - Burma.
  • Calcutta - Bombay.
  • Calcutta - Indian coastal ports - Ceylon - Mauritius.
  • Calcutta - Australia - New Zealand.
  • Bombay - coastal ports - Karachi.
  • Bombay - Persian Gulf.
  • Bombay - Seychelles - East Africa - South Africa.
  • Madras - Rangoon
  • Madras - Coastal ports - Burma - Malaya - Singapore
  • Madras - Burma - Straits - Manila - Japan.
  • Akyab - Colombo - Malabar.
  • Penang - Port Swettenham - Singapore.
  • Rangoon - Indian coastal ports - Madras / Bombay / Colombo.
  • Moulmein - Penang - Colombo - Bombay.
  • Singapore - Bangkok
  • Singapore - Java - Hong Kong - China - Japan.
  • Singapore - Indonesian inter-island services.
  • Tuticorin - Colombo.
  • Mombasa - East African coastal ports.
  • Zanzibar - East African coastal ports.
  • Middlesbrough - London - Port Said - Suez - Aden - Colombo - Madras - Calcutta.
  • Middlesbrough - London - Port Said - Aden - Bombay - Karachi.
  • London - Java - Queensland. London - Australia - New Zealand.
  • London - Karachi - Bombay - Persian Gulf.
  • Middlesbrough - London - Port Said - Aden - Malabar ports - Madras - Coromandel ports - Chittagong.
  • London - Marseilles - Naples - Port Said - Aden - Mombasa - Zanzibar.
  • Hamburg - Rotterdam - Antwerp - Port Said - Aden - Karachi - Bombay - Colombo - Madras - Calcutta.

Funnel:
Black with two white bands divided by thin black band.

Fleet: (all steam)

Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Abhona 1910 capsized in Bay of Biscay on maiden voyage with loss of all hands, 90 lives. 4,066
Abydos 1890 1915 purchased from Bombay & African S.N. Co, Bombay, used as floating workshop at Basra, 1919 sold to Indian & Peninsular S.N. Co, Bombay. 3,057
Abyssinia 1868 1886 wrecked East Africa. 1,129
Africa 1874 1910 scrapped at Bombay. 2,032
Agra 1872 1887 lost on Madras coast. 1,907
Akola 1875 1880 sold to Sultan of Zanzibar. 578
Almora 1873 1894 scrapped Bombay. 2,608
Amarapoora 1905 ex- HMS Tigris, 1905 purchased from Admiralty, renamed Amarapoora, Irrawaddy Ferry, 1915 out of service. 192
Amra (1) 1890 1907 sold to Australasian SN Co. 518
Amra (2) 1938 1966 scrapped in Keelung. 8,314
Amra (3) 1969 1973 transferred to P & O, 1976 renamed Strathcarron, 1979 sold to South Korea renamed Halla Pride. 10,024
Angora 1911 1932 laid up, 1937 scrapped in Japan. 4,299
Arabia 1863 1893 scrapped. 1,081
Arankola 1911 1937 scrapped in Japan. 4,026
Arcot 1870 1887 lost in River Hooghly after colliding with wreck. 1,782
Aronda (1) 1912 1932 scrapped in Bombay. 4,062
Aronda (2) 1941 1963 scrapped in Hong Kong. 8,328
Arratoon Apcar 1896 1912 taken over with Apcar fleet, 1922 sold Singapore. 4,510
Arusha 1951 tug at Mombasa, 1959 sold to Falmouth Steam Towing Co. renamed St. Mawes. 346
Asia 1865 1891 scrapped Bombay. 1,579
Aska (1) 1889 1912 sold to Japan, scrapped. 430
Aska (2) 1939 1940 bombed and sunk in Western Approaches. 8,322
Aska (3) 1970 1973 transferred to P & O, 1976 renamed Strathcarrol, 1979 sold to South Korea renamed Halla Pilot. 10,031
Assyria 1872 1902 scrapped. 1,271
Australia
1912 1915 war prize, ex-Deutsche-Australische Line, managed by B.I. for Shipping Controller, 1921 owned by B.I., 1936 scrapped Japan. 7,485
Australian 1852 1863 acquired from East India Co, 1866 sold to Egyptian Government Azazieh Co. 1,402
Ava (1) 1864 1870 purchased from Irrawaddy Flotilla & Burmese Steam Nav.Co, 1872 sold to Government of India. 278
Ava (2) 1873 1875 lost in collision with sailing ship BRENHILDA near mouth of Hooghly River; loss of 70 lives. 2,600
Avagyee 1869 1871 purchased from Irrawaddy Flotilla, 1891 sold to Cheak Tex Soon, Penang. 427
Avoca 1891 1896 chartered to Spain, renamed San Fernando, 1896 reverted to BI and previous name, 1907 sold to East Asiatic Co, Copenhagen, renamed Atlanta, 1909 became emigrant ship Uranium for North West Transport Line 5,324
Bacchus 1962 chartered to the Admiralty, 1975 transferred to P & O, 1981 sold to Singapore renamed Cherry Lanka. 4,823
Baghdad 1871 1889 scrapped Bombay. 1,271
Baltic 1854 1856 purchased from Thos Wilson, Hull, 1863 wrecked Alguada Reef, Burma. 535
Bamora (1) 1914 1950 scrapped at Bombay. 3,285
Bamora (2) 1961 1971 sold to Liberia renamed Sumatra Breeze. 6,475
Bancora 1881 1906 scrapped. 2,880
Bandra 1914 1951 scrapped. 3,284
Bangala 1902 1924 sold to Japan, renamed Taizan Maru. 3,933
Bankura (1) 1912 1941 bombed and sunk at Tobruk. 3,159
Bankura (2) 1959 1971 sold to India renamed Mahabharat. 6,793
Barala 1912 1952 sold to Cia Suiza Panamena, Panama, renamed Solis. 3,148
Barjora 1912 1949 scrapped. 3,164
Baroda 1911 1944 destroyed at Bombay with 19 other merchant ships when SS Fort Stikene exploded while discharging explosive; loss of 960+ lives.
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3,172
Barpeta (1) 1914 1950 scrapped in India. 3,283
Barpeta (2) 1960 1971 sold to Sudan renamed Maridi. 6,736
Berbera   see Nidderdale.  
Bezwada 1893 1912 sold to Japan, renamed Yasukuni Maru. 5,001
Bhadra (1) 1897 1901 purchased from D. Macneill & Co, Calcutta, used for River Hooghly service, 1919 scrapped. 599
Bhadra (2) 1920 1929 sold at Calcutta, renamed Khalifa. 600
Bharata 1902 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Harada Maru. 4,054
Bhundara 1880 1907 scrapped at Bombay. 2,899
Bihara 1903 1905 wrecked on reef in Bay of Bengal. 3,935
Binfield 1918 ex- War Acacia, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Binfield, 1950 sold to Pakistan. 5,181
Bombala 1961 1971 sold to Sudan renamed Shendi. 6,744
Booldana 1880 1919 hulked at Mauritius. 2,823
Buccleuch 1965 1972 transferred to P & O, 1973 sold to Liberia renamed Arco Castor. 25,293
Bulimba (1) 1881 1886 acquired from Australasian United SN Co., 1922 sold to China, 1933 scrapped. 2,510
Bulimba (2) 1959 1971 sold to Malaysia renamed Bunga Kenanga 6,796
Burmah (1) 1858 1863 lost on Coromandel Coast in monsoon. 535
Burmah (2) 1863 1887 scrapped. 1,081
Busheer 1864 1891 scrapped. 792
Bussorah 1862 lost with all hands in Irish Sea on maiden voyage. 622
Byculla 1878 1911 sold to K.Yenomoto, Kobe, renamed Chichibu Maru. 1,463
Calcutta (1) 1860 1860 wrecked near Wicklow, Ireland on delivery voyage from builders. 527
Calcutta (2) 1872 1885 lost in Chittagong River in collision; loss of 28 lives. 863
Camorta 1880 1902 lost in cyclone in Gulf of Martaban; loss of 739 lives. 2,094
Canara (1) 1874 1904 scrapped at Bombay. 1,903
Canara (2) 1905 1932 scrapped in Italy. 6,012
Canara (3) 1942 1968 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,024
Cape of Good Hope 1856 purchased from General Screw Co., 1859 lost in collision in River Hooghly. 500
Carpentaria (1) 1905 1924 sold to S.Censini, Genoa, renamed Vega. 5,766
Carpentaria (3) 1949 1973 transferred to P&O, 1974 scrapped in Karachi. 7,268
Cashmere 1864 1887 wrecked in Red Sea; loss of 7 lives. 1,083
Catherine Apcar 1892 1912 taken over with Apcar fleet, 1923 scrapped. 2,727
Chakdara (1) 1914 1933 sold to Scindia SN Co., renamed Burmestan. 3,035
Chakdara (2) 1951 1972 sold to Ben Thong Manuf. Co., Singapore, renamed Fortune Navigator. 7,132
Chakdina (1) 1914 1941 bombed and sunk in Mediterranean. 3,033
Chakdina (2) 1951 1973 transferred to P&O, 1975 renamed Strathlairg, 1977 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,.267
Chakla (1) 1914 1941 bombed and sunk Tobruk. 3,081
Chakla (2) 1954 ex- Swiftpool, 1964 purchased from Ropner Shipping Co renamed Chakla, 1972 sold to Singapore renamed Golden Bear. 6,565
Chakrata (1) 1913 1933 scrapped. 5,682
Chakrata (2) 1951 1973 transferred P&O, scrapped same year. 7,265
Chaldea 1872 1873 lost on Malabar Coast. 1,434
Chanda (1) 1877 1902 scrapped at Bombay. 2,022
Chanda (2) 1906 1925 sold to Soc.Commerciale di Nav., Genoa, renamed Pietro Campanella. 6,280
Chanda (3) 1944 1969 sold to Jebshun Shipping, Hong Kong, renamed Precious Pearl. 6,957
Chandpara 1949 1970 sold to Jebshun Shipping, Hong Kong, renamed Precious Ruby. 7,273
Chantala (1) 1913 1916 captured and sunk by U-Boat. 4,949
Chantala (2) 1920 1941 mined and sunk Tobruk. 3,129
Chantala (3) 1950 1971 sold to Pacific International Line, Singapore, renamed Kota Sentosa. 7,551
Cheduba 1863 1869 lost in cyclone in Bay of Bengal. 660
Chetla 1917 1935 Calcutta tender, 1935 transferred to Mazagon Dock Co. 226
Chilka (1) 1878 1905 sold to Japan renamed Tatsu Maru No.3. 1,944
Chilka (2) 1910 1917 caught fire near Gopalpur, beached and abandoned; loss of 70 lives. 3,952
Chilka (3) 1922 1942 sunk by shellfire from Japanese submarine; loss of 7 lives. 4,360
Chilka (4) 1950 1972 scrapped in Taiwan. 7,132
Chilkana 1914 1914 captured and sunk by German cruiser EMDEN in Arabian Sea. 5,146
Chindwara (1) 1879 1904 scrapped at Bombay. 1.983
Chindwara (2) 1912 1933 scrapped. 5,192
Chindwara (3) 1950 1970 sold to Pacific International Line, Singapore, renamed Kota Aman. 7,525
Chinkoa (1) 1913 ex- Arabistan, 1937 purchased from F.C.Strick, 1937 sold to Nailsea SS Co, renamed Nailsea Tower. 3,295
Chinkoa (2) 1952 1972 extensively damaged at Antwerp in collision with a bridge (!) scrapped in Spain. 7,102
Chinsura 1877 1883 stranded and lost near Calcutta. 2,033
Chupra (1) 1878 1905 sold to Japan renamed Tatsu Maru No.5. 1,984
Chupra (2) 1906 1924 sold to Japan, renamed Shunsho Maru. 6,175
Chupra (3) 1944 1971 scrapped Hong Kong. 6,957
Chyebassa (1) 1874 1900 scrapped Bombay. 2,664
Chyebassa (2) 1907 1938 scrapped in Italy. 6,317
Chyebassa (3) 1942 1969 scrapped in Hong Kong. 7,043
Coconada (1) 1872 1889 scrapped Bombay. 862
Coconada (2) 1910 1933 sold to Scindia SN Co., renamed Jaladurga. 3,958
Colaba (1) 1878 1903 scrapped at Bombay. 1,460
Colaba (2) 1906 1925 sold to G. Bibolini, Genoa, renamed Marigola. 6,019
Commilla 1875 1905 sold to M. Ikeda, Japan renamed Chugoku Maru. 872
Comorin 1863 1871 grounded French coast, salvaged and sold to J & P. Hutchison, Glasgow. 453
Compta 1881 1883 transferred to Netherlands India SS Co. 2,135
Cooeyanna 1902 1913 purchased from McIlwraith, McEachern Ltd, Melbourne, 1922 sold to D.Pittaluga, Genoa, renamed Tasmania. 3,922
Coringa 1861 1869 transferred to Wm. Denny in part exchange for new ship. 584
Cotswold 1966 1972 transferred to P & O, 1972 sold to Greece renamed Argo Pollux. 25,291
Cranfield 1919 ex- War Verbena, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Cranfield, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine off west coast of India. 5,332
Culna (1) 1879 1904 scrapped at Bombay. 1,945
Culna (2) 1907 1923 sold Japan renamed Ryujin Maru. 6,152
Dacca (1) 1867 1877 wrecked Coromandel Coast. 1,659
Dacca (2) 1881 1890 wrecked in Red Sea; no loss of life. 3,909
Dalgoma 1923 1946 scrapped. 5,953
Dara 1948 1961 caught fire after bomb explosion off Dubai and sank; loss of 212 lives. 4,867
Daressa 1950 1964 sold to Chandris group, renamed Favorita. 5,180
Devon 1915 1934 transferred from Federal Line, 1941 captured and sunk in South Pacific by German raider Komet. 9,036
Devonia 1939 ex- Devonshire, 1962 purchased from Bibby Line, educational cruise ship, 1967 scrapped in Italy. Managed for Ministry of War Transport. 12,773
Dharacottah 1915 1921 purchased from Madura & Co., tender. 1936 sold to Scindia SN Co., renamed Kutubtari. 237
Dilwara (1) 1892 1922 scrapped at Shanghai. 5,441
Dilwara (2) 1936 sold to China Navigation Co., renamed Kuala Lumpur. 11,080
Domala 1921 launched as Megvana but completed as Domala. 1942 torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat off African coast. 8,441
Dorunda 1875 1894 wrecked on Portuguese coast. 2,977
Dumana 1923 laid down as Melma but completed as Dumana. 1943 torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat off African coast; loss of 31 lives. 8,428
Dumra (1) 1894 1919 laid up, 1920 scrapped. 1,695
Dumra (2) 1922 1943 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine; loss of 26 lives. 2,304
Dumra (3) 1946 1973 transferred P&O, 1976 sold to Damodar Bulk Carriers Ltd, renamed Daman. 4,867
Dunera (1) 1891 1922 scrapped at Japan. 5,413
Dunera (2) 1937 1967 scrapped in Spain. 11,197
Durenda 1922 1956 sold to Liberia, renamed Elene. 7,241
Dwarka (1) 1894 1920 scrapped Bombay. 1,650
Dwarka (2) 1922 1937 scrapped in Bombay. 2,328
Dwarka (3) 1947 1982 scrapped in Karachi. 4,851
Edavana 1911 1933 sold to Scindia SN Co., renamed Jalagopal. 5,284
Egra 1911 1950 scrapped in India. 5,108
Ekma 1911 1948 scrapped at Bombay. 5,107
Eldorado 1873 1877 purchased from Thos Wilson, Hull, 1885 wrecked on Portuguese coast. 3,332
Elephanta 1911 1938 scrapped at Bombay. 5,292
Ellenga (1) 1911 1948 scrapped in Calcutta. 5,196
Ellenga (2) 1959 1970 transferred to Trident Tankers, 1971 sold to Greece renamed Tolmiros. 24,246
Ellora (1) 1879 1907 sold at Bombay. 1,970
Ellora (2) 1911 1938 scrapped Italy. 5,201
Ellora (3) 1959 1963 transferred to Trident Tankers, 1969 sold to Panama renamed Nata. 24,340
Empire Glory   see Goalpara (3).  
Erinpura 1911 1943 bombed and sunk off Benghazi while trooping; loss of 664 lives. 5,128
Escort 1889 tug at Gravesend, 1925 scrapped. 234
Ethiopia (1) 1868 1883 lost off coast of Burma. 1,132
Ethiopia (2) 1874 1911 scrapped at Bombay. 2,032
Ethiopia (3) 1922 1949 scrapped in Calcutta. 5,575
Euphrates 1863 1871 rebuilt to 650 tons, 1892 scrapped. 488
Euryalus 1898 1913 acquired with Currie fleet, 1923 scrapped. 3,570
Fazilka 1890 1919 wrecked Great Nicobar Island. 4,152
Fultala (1) 1890 1923 scrapped Bombay. 4,156
Fultala (2) 1940 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Ceylon by Japanese submarine. 5,051
Fultala (3) 1948 1960 sold to Hong Kong renamed Djawa Fir. 4,589
Gairsoppa 1919 launched as War Roebuck, completed as Gairsoppa, 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off Galway, survivors in lifeboats were machine gunned; loss of 85 lives. 5,237
Gamaria 1919 launched as War Llama, 1920 completed as Gamaria, 1949 scrapped. 5,255
Gambada 1918 ex- War Robin, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Gambada, 1938 scrapped. 5,307
Gambhira 1939 ex- Cefn-y-Bryn, 1948 purchased from Jersey United Shipping renamed Gambhira, 1955 sold to Manners & Co, Hong Kong renamed Hong Kong Breeze. 5,124
Gambhira 1919 built as War Merlin, completed as Gambhira, 1939 sold to the Admiralty, later sunk as block ship at Scapa Flow. 5,257
Gandara 1919 built as War Peahen, completed as Gandara, 1942 sunk by Japanese cruisers off Golconda. 5,281
Garada 1919 launched as War Bat, completed as Garada, 1936 caught fire and destroyed at Cuddalore, 1937 refloated, sold and scrapped. 5,333
Garbeta (1) 1919 launched as War Fly, 1920 completed as Garbeta, 1939 went aground at Calcutta and broke her back, 1940 scrapped. 5,254
Garbeta (2) 1941 ex- Antar, 1948 purchased from New Egypt & Levant Shipping Co, London renamed Garbeta, 1963 scrapped. 5,323
Garmula 1920 built as War Reynard, launched as Garmula, 1939 requisitioned as military stores ship, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off Freetown; loss of 17 lives. 5,254
Gazana 1920 1949 scrapped. 5,284
Gharinda 1920 launched as War Mavis, completed as Gharinda, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat in North Atlantic. 5,306
Goa 1874 1906 lost in cyclone near mouth of Hooghly River. 1,906
Goalpara (1) 1883 1912 sold to E.Enomoto, Japan, renamed Senzan Maru. 2,112
Goalpara (2) 1919 ex- War Thrush, 1919 renamed Goalpara, 1941 bombed and damaged at Eleusis Bay, Greece, total loss. 5,314
Goalpara (3) 1943 ex- Empire Glory, managed by B.I. for MOWT, 1948 purchased from MOWT renamed Goalpara, 1953 sold to India renamed Bharatveer. 7,278
Gogra 1919 laid down as War Tomtit, launched as Gorissa, completed as Gogra, 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat west of Oporto; loss of 37 lives. 5,181
Golconda (1) 1883 sold same year to Indian Government, renamed Canning. 2,114
Golconda (2) 1887 1915 became Indian Government transport, 1916 sunk by mine in North Sea; loss of 19 lives. 5,874
Golconda (3) 1919 launched as WarOwl, completed as Golconda, 1940 lost Chittagong. 5,316
Gondia 1919 launched as War Griffin, completed as Gondia, 1922 sank in cyclone in China Sea. 5,286
Goorkha 1882 1906 scrapped at Genoa. 4,104
Gorala 1919 launched as War Terrier, completed as Gorala, 1924 sold to King Line renamed King Edward. 5,221
Governor Higginson 1856 1860 acquired from Bay of Bengal SS Co., Calcutta, 1868 transferred to Wm Denny (shipbuilders) in part exchange for new ship. 599
Gozaria 1918 ex- War Pike, 1918 intended to be renamed Gozaria by B.I.but cargo exploded at Novotossisk, towed to sea and sunk by gunfire. 5,328
Gracchus 1902 1913 acquired with Currie fleet, 1923 scrapped. 3,760
Gregory Apcar 1902 1912 taken over with Apcar fleet, 1923 scrapped. 4,649
Gurna 1919 launched as War Zebra, completed as Gurna, 1939 requisitioned as Mine depot ship, 1945 returned to owners, 1948 scrapped. 5,248
Gwalior   see Zayathla.  
Haresfield 1919 ex- War Aster, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Haresfield, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine in Arabian Sea. 5,299
Hatarana 1917 ex- War Sailor, 1919 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Hatarana, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat in Atlantic. 7,522
Hatimura 1918 ex- War Opal, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Hatimura, 1942 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat SE of Cape Farewell. 6,666
Hatipara 1918 ex- War Lance, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Hatipara, 1938 scrapped. 8,182
Hatkhola 1917 ex- War Hero, 1919 purchased from Furness, Withy & Co. renamed Hatkhola, 1934 scrapped. 5,875
Hebe 1962 chartered to the Admiralty, 1973 transferred to P & O, 1979 sold renamed Good Guardian. 4,823
Henzada 1879 1907 sold to Hakinjee & Sons, Bombay and scrapped. 2,078
Himalaya 1867 1891 scrapped. 1,427
Hindu 1894 1901 purchased from D. Macneill & Co, Calcutta, 1917 conscripted as Indian Navy patrol ship, 1923 sold. 770
Homefield 1919 ex- War Balsam, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Homefield, 1941 bombed and sunk in Mediterranean. 5,324
Howra (1) 1922 1948 scrapped. 6,709
Howra (2) 1955 ex- Limerick, 1969 transferred from Avenue SS Co. renamed Howra, 1972 sold to Singapore renamed Golden Haven. 6,211
Huzara 1880 1904 scrapped at Bombay. 2,078
Hymettus 1906 1913 acquired with remainder of Currie fleet, 1925 sold to Japan, renamed Seiun Maru. 4,606
Ikauna 1941 I1958 sold to Pakistan renamed Fatehabad. 6,793
Ikhona 1900 1905 sunk by Russian cruiser 150 miles North of Hong Kong during Russo-Japanese war. 5,265
India (1) 1862 1880 sold to L. Dufour & Co., Genoa renamed Atlantico. 1,059
India (2) 1881 1905 scrapped at Bombay. 4,065
Indora 1938 1942 sunk by Japanese warships in Bay of Bengal. 6,622
Islanda 1900 1917 wrecked in gale, Malta. 5,237
Ismailia (1) 1900 1922 sold to Japan, renamed Tomi Maru. 5,265
Ismailia (2) 1940 1958 sold to Pakistan renamed Safina-e-Jamhooriyat. 6,793
Itaura (1) 1899 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Kenkyu Maru. 5,197
Itaura (2) 1940 1958 sold to Pakistan renamed Jahangirabad. 6,793
Itinda 1900 1918 torpedoed and sunk Mediterranean. 5,203
Itinda 1938 1958 sold to Hong Kong owners. 6,619
Itola (1) 1900 1921 sold to Japan, renamed Hakuho Maru. 5,203
Itola (2) 1940 1958 sold to Pakistan renamed Pakistan Promoter. 6,793
Itonus 1898 1913 acquired with Currie fleet, 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Malta; loss of 5 lives. 5,340
Itria (1) 1900 1918 sunk in collision in Mediterranean. 5,267
Itria (2) 1940 1958 sold to Pakistan renamed Iqbalbaksh. 6,845
Janus 1902 1913 acquired with Currie fleet, 1932 destroyed by fire. 4,824
Japan (1) 1872 1893 taken over with Apcar Line, 1895 scrapped Bombay. 2,440
Japan (2) 1906 1912 taken over with Apcar fleet, 1926 scrapped in Japan. 6,052
Jattra 1896 1919 purchased fom D.Mackenzie & G.Lyell, river steamer,1922 sunk Dhundra River. 371
Java 1872 1904 scrapped Bombay. 1,477
Jelunga (1) 1890 1893 chartered to Spain renamed, Leon XIII, 1894 reverted to BI and previous name, 1896 chartered to Spain renamed Santiago, 1896 reverted to BI and previous name, 1908 sold to Robertson, Shankland & Co, 1909 re-possessed by BI, 1914 sold to Bombay & Persia SN Co., renamed Jehangir. 5,191
Jelunga (2) 1953 ex- Middlesex, 1965 transferred from Federal Line renamed Jelunga, 1972 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathleven, 1977 scrapped. 8,284
Jumna 1886 1907 scrapped in Italy. 5,191
Juna (1) 1927 1941 bombed and sunk in Mediterranean while serving as Naval convoy escort ship. 2,190
Juna (2) 1952 ex- Cornwall, 1967 transferred from Federal Line renamed Juna, 1971 scrapped. 7,583
Juwara 1951 ex- Surrey, 1969 transferred from Federal Line renamed Juwara, 1971 transferred to P & O, 1972 scrapped. 8,227
Kampala 1947 1971 scrapped in Taiwan. 10,304
Kangra 1881 1905 sold to U.Miyai, Kobe, renamed Kagawa Maru. 1,958
Kapurthala 1887 1923 scrapped at Bombay. 1,122
Karagola (1) 1887 1901 badly damaged by fire and scrapped. 1,168
Karagola (2) 1917 1948 scrapped in UK. 7,053
Karanja (1) 1930 1942 bombed and sunk off Algeria. 9,891
Karanja (2) 1948 1976 sold to Shipping Corp.of India, renamed Nancowry. 10,294
Karapara 1915 1950 scrapped in Bombay. 7,117
Karoa 1915 1950 scrapped in Bombay. 6,631
Kasara 1890 1923 sold for scrap. 1,195
Katoria 1889 1923 scrapped. 1,127
Kavlana 1889 1890 sold to Indian Marine service, renamed Mayo. 1,125
Kenya (1) 1930 1941 requisitioned, renamed HMS Hydra, after the war became Kenya, Keren, Fairstone, Castel Felice, 1970 scrapped. 9,890
Kenya (2) 1951 1969 scrapped in Italy. 14,434
Kerbela 1880 1905 sold to K.Yenomoto, Osaka, renamed Katori Maru. 1,961
Khandalla (1) 1874 1903 scrapped at Bombay. 2,040
Khandalla (2) 1923 1951 scrapped in UK. 7,018
Kilwa (1) 1878 1902 sold to E.T.Borah, Bombay. 1,552
Kilwa (2) 1921 ex- Kiungchow, 1946 purchased from China Nav.Co., renamed Kilwa, 1956 scrapped in Hong Kong. 2,653
Kistna (1) 1888 1920 scrapped at Bombay. 1,114
Kistna (2) 1924 1951 sold to Heap Eng Moh, Singapore, renamed Giang Bee. 1,466
Kola (1) 1890 1914 sold China for scrap. 1,192
Kola (2) 1924 1951 sold J. Manners, Hong Kong, renamed San Ernesto. 1,538
Kurrachee 1862 1877 wrecked in Forest Strait. 526
Lady Blake 1908 1922 purchased from Ceylon SS Co, Colombo, 1930 scrapped in Calcutta. 1,097
Lalpoorla 1885 1912 sold to Japan, renamed Taihei Maru. 3,269
Lama 1905 1923 sold to Williamson & Co, Hong Kong. 2,198
Landaura (1) 1885 ex- Lohara, 1886 purchased from Wm Denny, renamed Landaura, 1912 scrapped at Genoa. 3,271
Landaura (2) 1946 1965 sold to Mauritius SN Co, renamed Belle Etoile. 7,829
Lawada 1885 1912 sold to Japan, renamed Wada Maru. 3,269
Lhasa 1904 1924 scrapped. 2,195
Lightning 1891 1912 taken over with Apcar & Co, Calcutta fleet, 1922 scrapped in Japan. 3,334
Lindula 1888 1914 scrapped. 3,296
Linga 1904 1925 scrapped. 2,193
Loodiana 1885 1910 lost in cyclone en route Mauritius - Ceylon; loss of 175 lives. 3,269
Lunka 1905 1924 sold. 2,193
M. Meanatchy 1891 1911 transferred from Netherlands India SN Co, 1911 scrapped. 2,111
Madras (1) 1864 1891 scrapped. 680
Madura (1) 1874 1912 scrapped Bombay. 1,942
Madura (2) 1921 1953 scrapped in UK. 8,975
Mahratta 1865 1887 lost in collision with s/s CALCUTTA in River Hooghly; loss of 49 lives. 742
Malacca 1864 ex- Lord Clyde, 1873 purchased from G.R.Glover, Bombay, 1876 wrecked on Coromandel Coast. 592
Malda (1) 1874 1912 scrapped Bombay. 1,950
Malda (2) 1913 1917 torpedoed and sunk SW of Bishops Rock; loss of 64 lives. 7,884
Malda (3) 1922 1942 sunk by Japanese warships in Bay of Bengal; loss of 25 lives. 8.965
Mandala 1915 1934 scrapped in Italy. 8,246
Manela 1921 1946 scrapped in Holland. 8,303
Manora (1) 1878 1883 sold to Larrinaga & Co, renamed Isla De Cebu. 3,242
Manora (2) 1884 1907 scrapped at Genoa. 4,696
Manora (3) 1913 1932 scrapped in Italy. 7,875
Manora (4) 1970 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathmay, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Jumpa. 11,177
Mantola (1) 1916 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Irish coast; loss of 7 lives. 8,246
Mantola (2) 1921 1953 scrapped in UK. 8,963
Margha 1917 1934 scrapped in UK. 8,278
Martaban 1865 1888 scrapped Japan. 515
Mashobra (1) 1914 1917 sunk by Austrian submarine SW of Cape Matapan. 8,173
Mashobra (2) 1920 1940 bombed, beached and destroyed in evacuation of Narvik, Norway. 8,324
Masula 1919 1952 sold to Wheelock, Marden, Hong Kong, renamed Jolly. 7,261
Mata Hari 1915 1924 purchased from P&O Line, used on Malay coast feeder service, 1924 sold to P&O Line. 1,020
Matiana (1) 1894 1918 torpedoed while aground on reef Tunisia and abandoned. 5,264
Matiana (2) 1922 1952 scrapped in UK. 8,965
Mazagon 1894 1907 purchased from P&O Line, 1912 sold to Japan, renamed Teikoku Maru. 4,997
Mecca 1873 1898 lost in collision with s/s Lindula, in Bay of Bengal; loss of 53 lives. 1,450
Medina 1865 ex- Sir Bartle Frere, 1874 purchased from Bombay Coast & River SN Co, renamed Medina, 1888 sold. 811
Megna 1890 1890 purchased from Duncan Macneill & Co, London, 1913 sold to Japan renamed Tensei Maru. 1,181
Mergui 1885 1904 wrecked on Yeh River bar. 244
Merkara (1) 1875 1901 scrapped at Bombay. 2,971
Merkara (2) 1914 1931 laid up, 1932 scrapped in Italy. 8,228
Merkara (3) 1970 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathmeigle, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Kannikar. 11,143
Modasa 1921 1953 sold for scrapping Blyth. 9,070
Mombasa 1950 1961 sold to Crescent Shipping, Karachi, renamed Kareem. 2,213
Mombassa 1889 1916 torpedoed and sunk off Algeria; loss of 1 life. 4,662
Mongara 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk by Austrian submarine at Messina; no loss of life. 8,203
Morvada (1) 1914 1933 scrapped in Belgium. 8,193
Morvada (2) 1970 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathmore, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Intanih. 11,143
Moulmein 1861 1876 badly damaged in cyclone, reached port but declared derelict. 450
Mtwara 1951 1953 sold to Denis Freres, Saigon, renamed Ville De Haiphong. 2,629
Mulbera (1) 1922 1954 scrapped in UK. 9,100
Mulbera (2) 1971 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathmuir, 1982 sold to Bermuda renamed Sonia M. 11,143
Mundra 1920 1942 sunk by Japanese submarine off Natal; loss of 94 lives. 7,275
Muttra 1891 ex- Minna Craig, 1893 purchased from Beyts, Craig & Co, 1921 sold to China, renamed Yuanta. 4,644
Nagina 1921 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off West Africa. 6,551
Nalgora 1922 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat off Portugal. 6,579
Nardana (1) 1919 ex- War Sybil, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Nardana, 1941 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa. 7,591
Nardana (2) 1956 1963 transferred to P & O, renamed Baradine, 1968 reverted to Nardana, 1973 sold to Arya National Shipping Line, Iran renamed Arya Pand. 8,511
Naringa 1923 1948 scrapped. 6,607
Navarino 1873 1877 purchased from Thos Wilson, Hull, 1895 scrapped. 3,400
Nerbudda (1) 1882 1911 sold to M.Sato, Otaru, renamed Atsuta Maru. 2,977
Nerbudda (2) 1919 ex- War Ajax, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Nerbudda, 1936 scrapped. 7,911
Neuralia 1912 1945 mined and sunk off Italy. 9,082
Nevasa (1) 1884 1906 laid up, 1909 scrapped at Bombay. 2,950
Nevasa (2) 1913 1948 scrapped at Bo'ness. 9,071
Nevasa (3) 1956 troopship until 1962 then laid up, 1964 educational cruise ship, 1975 scrapped in Taiwan. 20,527
Nidderdale 1905 1908 purchased from Laing SS Co, 1908 renamed Berbera, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Straits of Messina; loss of 1 life. 4,352
Nirpura 1921 1943 torpedoed and sunk off West Africa; loss of 2 lives. 5,961
Nirvana 1914 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Portuguese coast; loss of 4 lives. 7,640
Nowshera   1955 - 1973 sold to Arya National Shipping Line, Iran renamed Arya Chehr. 8,519
Nowshera (1) 1883 1911 sold for scrapping, Bombay. 2,962
Nowshera (2) 1919 ex- War Ceres, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Nowshera, 1940 sunk by German raider PINGUIN in Indian Ocean. 7,921
Nowshera (3) 1955 1972 transferred to P & O, 1973 sold to Iran renamed Arya Chehr. 8,519
Nuddea   1954 - 1972 scrapped. 8,596
Nuddea (1) 1883 1911 scrapped at Genoa. 2,964
Nuddea (2) 1919 ex- War Proteus, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Nuddea, 1936 scrapped. 7,928
Nuddea (3) 1954 1972 scrapped. 8,596
Nurmahal 1959 1965 transferred from Asiatic S.N. Co, 1972 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathnewton, 1977 scrapped. 6,022
Nyanza 1956 1972 transferred to P & O, 1974 sold to Iran renamed Arya Gol. 8,513
Nyanza   1956 - 1964 transferred to P & O Line renamed Balranald, 1968 reverted to Nyanza, 1974 sold to Arya National Shipping Line, Iran renamed Arya Gol. 8,513
Obra (1) 1895 1923 sold to Japan for scrapping. 5,466
Obra (2) 1946 1961 sold Ta Hing Co, renamed Dairen. 5,695
Ohio 1898 1915 owned by B.I. but managed by CGT (French Line), 1921 ownership transferred to French Line. 5,072
Okara 1895 1923 lost in cyclone in Bay of Bengal; loss of 81 lives. 5,291
Okhla (1) 1895 1917 mined and sunk off Bombay. 5,288
Okhla (2) 1946 1961 sold to Red Anchor Line, Hong Kong, renamed Ruthy Ann. 5,697
Olinda 1950 1966 sold to Hong Kong renamed Ocean Promoter. 5,424
Onda 1895 1924 scrapped Japan. 5,247
Onipenta 1896 1903 wrecked Kidderpore. 5,294
Oolobaria 1896 1921 sold to Japan renamed Kikukiri Maru. 5,433
Ordia 1950 1963 sold to India renamed Apj Ambar. 5,449
Oriental 1866 built and owned by Denny and chartered to Indian Government, purchased 1867, 1893 scrapped Bombay. 1,481
Orissa (1) 1863 1868 transferred to Wm. Denny (shipbuilders) in part exchange for new ship. 359
Orissa (2) 1897 1923 sold to Chai Lai Fong, Shanghai. 5,433
Ormara (1) 1914 1938 scrapped. 4,742
Ormara (2) 1947 1961 sold to Hong Kong renamed Neptune Fir. 5,417
Orna (1) 1913 1933 scrapped. 4,783
Orna (2) 1938 1969 scrapped. 6,779
Ozarda (1) 1913 1938 scrapped. 4,791
Ozarda (2) 1940 1970 sold to Cyprus renamed Epidavros. 6,895
Pachumba (1) 1875 1910 scrapped at Bombay. 867
Pachumba (2) 1945 1961 sold to Panama renamed Sun Pink. 7,283
Padana 1945 1961 sold to Surrendra Ltd, Bombay, renamed Apj Rita. 7,541
Palamcotta (1) 1890 1920 scrapped. 3,413
Palamcotta (2) 1945 1961 sold to Hong Kong renamed Doria. 6,704
Palikonda 1945 1959 sold to Sadikzade Rusen Ogullari Denizalik, Turkey renamed Sadikzada. 7,434
Palitana 1886 1922 sold Alexandria. 2,998
Patna 1871 1901 scrapped. 1,780
Pemba (1) 1877 1903 scrapped at Bombay. 1,536
Pemba (2) 1945 1960 sold to Pakistan renamed Magboolbaksh. 7,449
Penang 1862 1879 sold to J. Bell & Co, Glasgow renamed Elpitha. 699
Pentakota (1) 1890 1921 grounded, refloated and scrapped. 3,418
Pentakota (2) 1946 1961 sold to Turkey renamed Mehmet. 6,704
Persia 1863 1864 lost in the Great Cyclone in Bay of Bengal (2 survivors) 786
Perulia 1878 1903 scrapped at Bombay. 1,554
Pundua (1) 1888 1920 scrapped. 3,305
Pundua (2) 1945 1967 sold to Hong Kong owners renamed Shun On. 7,295
Punjaub 1864 1884 grounded and badly damaged, 1885 scrapped. 1,080
Purnea (1) 1889 1924 scrapped at Bombay. 3,395
Purnea (2) 1947 1971 scrapped in Spain. 5,340
Putiala 1886 1914 scrapped at Genoa. 2,998
Puttiala 1875 1881 sold Netherlands India SN Co renamed Governeur Generaal Van Lansberge. 839
Queda (1) 1905 1923 sold to Italy. 7,703
Queda (2) 1925 1949 scrapped UK. 7,766
Queda (3) 1959 1963 transferred to Trident Tankers, 1969 sold to Liberia renamed Saint Michael. 13,522
Querimba (1) 1905 1923 sold to Italy renamed Maria Enrica. 7,696
Querimba (2) 1925 1951 sold to Japan, converted to fisheries factory ship renamed Kizan Maru. 7,769
Quetta 1881 1890 wrecked in Torres Strait on uncharted rock; loss of 133 lives. 3,302
Quiloa (1) 1905 1923 sold to Japan renamed Kobe Maru. 7,697
Quiloa (2) 1925 1942 bombed, beached and abandoned near Piraeus. 7,765
Quiloa (3) 1960 1963 transferred to Trident Tankers, 1972 sold to Cyprus renamed Michiel. 13,113
Rajpootana 1874 1902 scrapped at Bombay. 2,020
Rajula 1926 1973 sold to Shipping Corporation of India, renamed Rangat. 8,478
Ramapoora 1887 1914 used on Euphrates River during Mesopotamia campaign, 1919 scrapped. 857
Rangoon (1) 1860 1871 sold to Kim Tian SS Co. 498
Rangoon (2) 1875 1906 scrapped at Calcutta. 547
Rasmara 1890 1920 became hulk at Singapore. [Ramapoora and Rasmara are the ships referred to by Rudyard Kipling in "The road to Mandalay - you can hear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon across the bay" - completely irrelevant!] 892
Rewa (1) 1882 1905 sold to Spanish Government, later sold to Uruguay, renamed Brasileno. 4,017
Rewa (2) 1905 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Bristol Channel while serving as hospital ship; loss of 3 lives. 7,267
Rohilla 1906 1914 wrecked near Whitby while serving as hospital ship; loss of 83 lives. 7,144
Rohna 1926 1943 hit by radio-controlled bomb and sank in Mediterranean while trooping; loss of 1,170 lives. 8,602
Roma 1873 ex- County of Sutherland, 1881 purchased from R & J. Craig & Co., Glasgow, by Gray, Dawes & Co., Glasgow, renamed Roma, 1885 transferred to British India Associated Steamers Ltd, Glasgow, 1898 scrapped at Bombay. 2,617
Sangola (1) 1901 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Goshu Maru. 5,149
Sangola (2) 1947 1963 scrapped in Japan. 8,646
Santhia (1) 1901 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Saka Maru. 5,151
Santhia (2) 1925 1943 caught fire and capsized in River Hooghly. 7,754
Santhia (3) 1950 1967 sold to Shipping Corporation of India, renamed State of Haryana. 8,908
Satara (1) 1866 1891 scrapped. 1,301
Satara (2) 1901 1910 wrecked on rocks Australia. 5,156
Scindia 1879 1909 sold and scrapped at Karachi. 2,680
Scotia 1857 1876 purchased from Wm. Denny, 1876 sold left Calcutta for Penang and disappeared. 1,168
Sealda 1902 1923 scrapped. 5,381
Secundra 1883 1904 hit rocks and sank at Ceylon; loss of 7 lives. 2,610
Shirala (1) 1901 1918 mined and sunk English Channel; loss of 7 lives. 5,238
Shirala (2) 1925 1951 scrapped in UK. 7,841
Simla 1878 1902 sold to E.T.Borah, Bombay. 1,616
Sir Harvey Adamson 1914 1947 disappeared without trace off Burma; loss of 269 lives. 1,030
Sirdhana (1) 1879 1911 scrapped at Bombay. 2,661
Sirdhana (2) 1925 1939 entered British minefield by accident in Singapore Roads and sank; loss of 20 lives. 7,745
Sirdhana (3) 1947 1973 scrapped in Taiwan. 8,608
Sirsa (1) 1883 1908 scrapped at Bombay. 2,610
Sirsa (2) 1920 1951 sold to Wheelock, Marden & Co, Hong Kong. 5,445
Sirsa (3) 1950 ex- Betwa, 1966 transferred from Nourse Line renamed Sirsa, 1971 scrapped. 6,722
Socotra 1873 ex- Vibilia, 1873 purchased from A Pring, Newcastle, 1882 wrecked on coast of Burma. 1,947
Sofala (1) 1902 1923 sold to Japan renamed, Ryuoh Maru. 5,381
Sofala (2) 1937 1955 sold to African Coasters Ltd, renamed Voorloper. 1,031
Surada (1) 1902 2nd Nov.1918 torpedoed Port Said. (last merchant ship to be lost in WWI) 5,236
Surada (2) 1920 1944 torpedoed and sunk in Arabian Sea. 5,427
Sydney 1852 1863 acquired from East India Co, 1866 sold to Egyptian Government Azazieh Co. 1,402
Tabora 1948 ex- Julyvanda, 1948 purchased renamed Tabora, Suez Canal lighter, 1953 sold to Gray, McKenzie & Co. 390
Tairea (1) 1924 1952 scrapped UK. 7,934
Tairea (2) 1956 ex- Aradina, 1970 transferred from Eastern & Australasian S.N. Co. renamed Tairea, 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathlomond, 1977 sold to Singapore renamed United Viscount. 8,199
Takada 1914 1938 scrapped in Belgium. 6,949
Takliwa 1924 1945 stranded and burnt out Nicobar Islands. 7,936
Talamba (1) 1924 bombed and sunk off Sicily while operating as hospital ship; loss of 5 lives. 8,018
Talamba (2) 1963 1972 transferred to P & O, 1976 scrapped. 34,709
Talma 1923 1949 scrapped in UK. 10,000
Tanda (1) 1914 1914 taken over as hospital ship, renamed Madras,1920 reverted to BISNCo, renamed Tanda, 1924 transferred to Eastern & Australasian SS Co. (associated company), 1944 torpedoed and sunk India; loss of 19 lives. 6,956
Tanda (2) 1945 ex- Birhakim, 1949 purchased from Middle East Coastal Services renamed Tanda, 1950 sold to River Steam Nav. Co., London. 552
Tanda (3) 1954 ex- Arafura, 1970 transferred from Eastern & Australasian S.N. Co. renamed Tanda, 1972 scrapped. 8,744
Tanfield 1916 ex- Corsham, 1948 purchased from Wm. Cory & Sons, renamed Tanfield, 1948 sold to Basinghall SS Co. 4,515
Tara (1) 1889 1893 sold to Cia. Trasatlantica, Spain, renamed P.de Satrustegui. 4,713
Tara (2) 1902 1927 scrapped in Japan. 6,322
Taroba (1) 1888 1894 sold to Cia. Trasatlantica, Spain, renamed Leon XIII. 4,938
Taroba (2) 1902 1924 sold to Italy for scrap. 6,309
Tarotyua 1914 1945 harbour tender Calcutta, 1945 sold to Government of Burma. 133
Teesta 1946 ex- Mareth, 1949 purchased from Middle East Coastal Services renamed Teesta, 1950 sold to River Steam Nav. Co., London. 552
Teesta (1) 1903 1927 scrapped in Japan. 6,296
Teesta (2) 1955 ex- Arakawa, 1970 transferred from Eastern & Australasian S.N. Co. renamed Teesta, 1975 transferred to P & O renamed Strathloyal, 1977 scrapped. 8,199
Thika 1943 ex- Empire Minnow, 1949 purchased from MOWT renamed Thika, tug for East African coast, 1951 sold to Britannia Steam Towing, Swansea renamed Clyneforth. 262
Thongwa 1903 1924 scrapped in Italy. 6,298
Tilawa 1924 1942 torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine in Indian Ocean; loss of 280 lives. 10,006
Torilla (1) 1911 no further info on this ship. 6,679
Torilla (2) 1945 ex- Eladem, 1949 purchased from Middle East Coastal Services renamed Torilla, 1950 sold to River Steam Nav. Co., London. 552
Uganda (1) 1898 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Corsica. 5,366
Uganda (2) 1952 1972 transferred to P&O Line, 1986 sold for scrap, renamed Triton, blown ashore at Kaohsiung in cyclone and capsized. 14,430
Ujina 1898 1922 scrapped at Bombay. 5,310
Ula 1898 1927 wrecked in storm off Saghalien. 5,310
Umaria (1) 1914 1917 torpedoed and sunk by Austrian submarine off Italy; loss of 5 lives. 5,317
Umaria (2) 1941 1943 torpedoed and sunk by U-Boat in the Atlantic 6,852
Umaria (3) 1946 1964 sold to Panama renamed Amonea.
6,835
Umballa (1) 1875 1880 sold to Netherlands India SN Co (a British India associated company) renamed Sumbawa. 840
Umballa (2) 1880 ex- Tangier, 1886 purchased from Angier Bros, London, renamed Umballa, 1897 scrapped. 1,911
Umballa (3) 1898 1917 torpedoed, beached Italy, total loss. 5,310
Umeta 1914 1917 sunk by U-boat off Malta; loss of 2 lives. 5,312
Umta 1899 1924 sold to Japan, renamed Ryai Maru. 5,366
Upada 1899 1924 sold to Japan, renamed Toyohiko Maru. 5,259
Urlana (1) 1899 1924 sold to Fratelli Beraldo, Genoa, renamed Operosita. 5,253
Urlana (2) 1941 1943 wrecked on island of Skye, Hebrides. 6,852
Urlana (3) 1946 1962 scrapped. 6,834
Vadala 1890 1913 sold to Japan renamed Kenkon Maru No.12. 3,334
Varela 1914 1951 scrapped. 4,645
Varsova 1914 1949 scrapped in UK. 4,691
Vasna (1) 1890 1905 sold to Japan, renamed Kisshin Maru No.1. 904
Vasna (2) 1917 1951 scrapped at Blyth. 5,767
Vesava 1909 Bombay passenger tender, 1940 transferred to Mazagon Dock Co. 127
Vingorla 1875 1879 sprang a leak and sank near Bombay; loss of 68 lives. 578
Virawa 1890 1920 scrapped. 3,334
Vita (1) 1890 1905 sold to Japan, renamed Mitake Maru. 904
Vita (2) 1914 1949 scrapped at Calcutta. 4,691
Waipara (1) 1904 1938 scrapped. 5,505
Waipara (2) 1956 ex- Wharanui, 1969 transferred from Federal Line renamed Waipara, 1971 sold to Singapore renamed Golden Lion. 8,701
Wairuna 1914 ex- Schneefels (Hansa Line), ex- Polescar, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Wairuna, 1920 sold to Union SS Co of New Zealand. 5,832
Wangaratta 1919 ex- War Theseus, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Wangaratta, 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Hampton Roads; loss of 85 lives. 7,987
Warawala 1917 ex- War Dance, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warawala, 1927 sold to Japan renamed Shoka Maru. 2,231
Warcuta 1918 ex- War Mango, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warcuta, 1925 sold to Chun Yung Zan, Shanghai renamed Loong Hwa. 2,499
Wardha 1887 1912 sold to F.Bruzzo, Italy. 3,917
Warfield 1917 1943 bombed and sunk off Portugal. 6,060
Warialda 1918 ex- War Mansion, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warialda, 1947 sold to Salvedor Ltd renamed Basingdale. 3,135
Warina (1) 1918 ex- War Loch, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warina, 1950 scrapped. 3,120
Warina (2) 1955 ex- Wainui, 1970 transferred from Union SS Co of New Zealand renamed Warina, 1971 sold to Cyprus renamed Garoufalia. 8.700
Warla (1) 1918 ex- War Hathor, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warla, 1934 sold to Chung Wei SS Co., Shanghai renamed Yuan Chan. 2,264
Warla (2) 1948 1964 sold to Panama renamed Demetrios. 3,669
Waroonga (1) 1882 1899 acquired from Australasian United SN Co.,1913 sold to Japan, renamed Bansei Maru, 1926 scrapped. 2,513
Waroonga (2) 1918 ex- War Rapier, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Waroonga, 1934 scrapped. 2,340
Waroonga (3) 1914 ex- Hororata, 1939 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co, renamed Waroonga, 1943 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 17 lives. 9,178
Waroonga (4) 1956 1968 transferred to P&O Line, renamed Pando Point, 1974 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benwyvis. 8,753
Warora (1) 1887 1911 scrapped. 3,920
Warora (2) 1918 ex- War Cuirass, 1919 purchased from the Shipping Controller renamed Warora, 1939 scrapped. 2,334
Warora (3) 1948 1964 sold to Liberia renamed Francesca Maris. 3,668
Winkfield 1919 ex- War Violet, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Winkfield, 1941 mined and sunk in Thames estuary. 5,297
Woodarra (1) 1919 ex- War Apollo, 1919 purchased from Shipping Controller renamed Woodarra, 1929 sold to Blue Star Line renamed Fresno Star 7,998
Woodarra (2) 1956 1968 transferred to P&O renamed Pando Gulf, 1974 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benalbanach. 8,753
Yamuna 1903 1904 sold to Cunard Line, renamed Slavonia. 8,831
Zaida (1) 1884 ex- Kaikoura, 1900 purchased from NZSCo., renamed Zaida, 1907 scrapped in Italy. 4,474
Zaida (2) 1900 ex- Paknam, 1910 purchased from Bengal SN Co., Singapore, renamed Zaida, 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Shunmei Maru. 2,027
Zaida (3) 1972 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Vendee. 6,088
Zamania 1884 ex- Rimutaka, 1900 purchased from NZSCo., renamed Zamania, 1911 scrapped at Japan. 4,474
Zayathla 1899 ex- Ruapehu, 1899 purchased from NZS Co., renamed Zayathla, 1900 chartered to Maharajah of Gwalior and renamed Gwalior, converted to Boer War hospital ship, 1902 returned to BISNCo. (same name) , 1911 scrapped Italy. 4,163
Zibenghla 1883 ex- Tongariro, 1899 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Zibenghla, 1910 scrapped at Bombay. 4,163
Zira 1972 1973 transferred to P & O, 1975 renamed Vosges, 1985 sold to Hong Kong. 6,088
Zira (1) 1900 ex- Tanglin, 1910 purchased from Bengal SN Co., Singapore, renamed Zira, 1923 sold to China, renamed Hohsing. 2,030
   
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Empire Trooper 1922 ex- Cap Norte, Hamburg South America Line, 1939 captured by Royal Navy renamed Empire Trooper managed by B.I. for MOWT, 1949 converted to passenger and troopship, 1955 scrapped 14,106
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