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The Fleets

Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company / P&O Line

Founded in 1836, the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company, sailed from London to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean. The company began a service to Alexandria and an overland journey to Port Suez with a connection to India (not P&O at the time until 1840). The overland route was the quickest way to India. Passengers disembarked at Alexandria, and journeyed for 12 hours up the Nile to Cairo. Special shallow-draft vessels then carried them to Cosseir and passengers then travelled in mule drawn carriages to Port Suez. The distance was 250 miles and the scheduled transit time was 88 hours. With the completion of the Alexandria - Suez railway in December, 1858 the route was changed.

In 1845 P&O services were extended to Singapore and the Far East and in 1852 they started a bi-monthly Singapore to Australia service. Southampton - Capetown - Australia sailings were started in 1853 and the opening of Suez Canal in 1869 shortened the journey times considerably.

The voyage from London to Bombay took 12 days in the 1890s. The steamers left London every Saturday for India and fortnightly for Australia and China. Fares were 55 first class to India; 35 - 37 10s for second class. To Australia the first class fare was 60 - 70 and second class was 35 - 40. First class to China or Japan was 73 10s. and second class was 42.

The fleet and goodwill of the Blue Anchor Line was purchased in 1910 and the P&O Branch Line was formed to cover the Australian service. In 1914, the Australasian United Steam Navigation Company was acquired and amalgamation took place between P&O and the British India Steam Navigation Company. The New Zealand Shipping Company, together with the Federal Line, was acquired in 1916. In 1917 the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand joined the P&O Group, and the Nourse Line and Hain Steam Ship Company were also acquired.

Controlling interest in the Orient Line was acquired in 1919, along with the British India Steam Navigation Company and control of the Eastern & Australasian Mail Steam Ship Company, which therefore became part of the P&O group. In 1920 P&O purchased the General Steam Navigation Company and in 1935, Moss-Hutchinson Line was purchased. The Trans-Pacific service was formed in 1958 and named the Orient & Pacific Line (Sydney - Auckland - Suva - Honolulu - Vancouver - San Francisco). In 1960 the P&O-Orient Line was formed, and the Orient & Pacific Line name was dropped. The P&O General Cargo division was formed in 1971 to operate all subsidiary companies cargo ships as one fleet. In 1972 the Strick Line was purchased and in 1974, Princess Cruises was purchased.

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 (on-site) or the Immigrant Ship web site.

see also P&O Heritage Collection

Funnel:
1835-1972 Black
1931- Yellow (passenger ships)
1971- Light Blue with white P & O monogram.
 
 
Fleet:
Note: "(ps)" signifies paddle steamer. 1835-1872 1931- 1971-
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Achilles (ps) 1838 1845 purchased from J.& G. Burns, 1856 sold. 992
Aden (1) 1856 Far East services, 1872 sold to Chinese Merchants SN Co., Shanghai. 812
Aden (2) 1892 wrecked Socotra Island, Aden; loss of 78 lives. 3,925
Aden (3) 1946 ex- Somerset, 1954 chartered from Federal Line, renamed Aden, 1967 returned to owners. 9,943
Adria 1873 1881 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay. 1,225
Afteh 1842 Alexandria-Nile service, 1847 taken over by Egyptian Government. 40
Alhambra 1855 1862 sold to Joshua Bros, London. 642
Alipore 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk off British Guiana; loss of 8 lives. 5,273
Alma 1854 1859 wrecked on reef in Red Sea; no loss of life. 2,165
Ancona 1879 Australia service, 1899 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay renamed Taher. 3,081
Ansari 1864 tug at Suez, 1885 sold. 146
Arabia 1898 1916 torpedoed and sunk SW of Cape Matapan; loss of 11 lives. 7,930
Arcadia (1) 1888 1915 scrapped Bombay. 6,603
Arcadia (2) 1954 1979 scrapped. 29,664
Ariel (ps) 1846 1848 wrecked near Leghorn; no loss of life. 709
Assam 1873 ex- Feldmarschal Moltke, 1875 purchased from North German Lloyd, renamed Assam, 1895 sold NYK, Japan, renamed Kaijo Maru. 3,033
Assaye 1899 1928 scrapped Stavanger. 7,376
Australia (1) 1870 1889 sold to Union SS Co., renamed Dane. 3,664
Australia (2) 1892 1904 stranded at entrance to Port Philip Bay, caught fire, total loss. 6,901
Ava 1855 1888 lost near Trincomalee; no loss of life. 1,373
Avoca 1866 1882 sold to agent of Sultan of Zanzibar. 1,480
Azof 1855 1871 sold to D. Gillers, Hong Kong. 700
Ballaarat 1882 1904 sold and scrapped. 4,752
Ballarat (1) 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel while trooping; no loss of life. 11,120
Ballarat (2) 1921 1935 scrapped Briton Ferry. 13,033
Ballarat (3) 1954 1968 renamed Pando Cape, 1972 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benledi. 8,792
Balranald (1) 1922 1936 scrapped Troon. 13,039
Balranald (2) 1956 ex- Nyanza, 1964 transferred from British India S.N. Co renamed Balranald, 1968 returned to BISN Co. renamed Nyanza, 1971 became part of P & O, 1974 sold to Iran renamed Arya Gol. 8,513
Banca 1900 1923 sold to Japan, renamed Taiyu Maru. 5,995
Bangalore (1) 1867 1886 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah. 2,342
Bangalore (2)   was actually owned by Hain Line.  
Baradine (1) 1920 1936 scrapped Dalmuir. 13,144
Baradine (2) 1956 ex- Nardana, 1963 transferred from British India S.N. Co renamed Baradine, 1968 returned to BISN Co. renamed Nardana, 1971 became part of P & O, 1973 sold to Iran renamed Arya Pan. 8,511
Baroda 1864 1881 scrapped. 1,874
Barrabool 1923 1936 scrapped Bo'ness. 13,148
Begum 1913 Bombay passenger tender, 1915 transferred to Mazagon Dock Co. 194
Behar (1) 1855 ex- Barcelona, 1858 purchased from Cie Franco-Americaine renamed Behar, 1874 sold Japan renamed Niigata Maru. 1,603
Behar (2)   was actually owned by Hain Line. (Infamous for the BEHAR massacre)  
Beltana 1911 1930 sold to Japan. 11,167
Benalla 1912 1931 scrapped Japan. 11,118
Benares 1858 1868 wrecked near Shanghai; no loss of life. 1,491
Bendigo (1)   completed as Beltana.  
Bendigo (2) 1922 1936 scrapped Barrow. 13,039
Bendigo (3) 1954 1968 renamed Pando Sound, 1972 scrapped. 8,782
Bengal (1) 1853 1870 sold to New York, London & China SS Co. 2,185
Bengal (2) 1886 1905 sold to Shah SN Co., renamed Shah Najam. 4,344
Bentinck (ps) 1843 1860 sold to Calcutta Government. 1,974
Berrima 1913 1930 scrapped Japan. 11,137
Bokhara 1873 1892 wrecked off Formosa in typhoon; loss of 125 lives. 2,944
Bombay (1)   purchased by Sicily before completion.  
Bombay (2) 1852 1878 sold to Kwok Acheong, Hong Kong. 1,186
Bombay (3) 1889 1903 sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Danube. 3,319
Borda 1914 1930 scrapped Japan. 11,136
Borneo 1895 1914 sold Japan., renamed Harima Maru. 4,573
Boulac (ps) 1850 Nile River service. 272
Braganza (1) (ps) 1836 1844 rebuilt to 844 tons, 1852 scrapped. 688
Braganza (2)   completed as Alhambra.  
Brindisi 1880 1889 sold to Russian Government, renamed Dalny Vostock. 3,542
Britannia 1887 1909 scrapped Genoa. 6,525
Bulan 1924 Malayan feeder service, 1952 sold at Hong Kong. 1,048
Cadiz 1853 1870 sold to Tector & Co, Yokohama renamed Rhein. 816
Cairo (ps) 1841 Nile service, 1847 taken over by Egyptian Government. 55
Calabah 1864 tug at Calcutta, 1882 converted to lighter. 146
Caledonia 1894 1925 scrapped Bombay. 7,558
Canberra 1961 scrapped 1998 45,270
Candia (1) 1854 1857 rebuilt to 1,982 tons, 1874 sold to J.Howden then to Japan, renamed Wakanoura Maru. 1,961
Candia (2) 1896 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel. 6,482
Cannanore 1948 1972 sold to Somalia renamed Santa Ana. 7,065
Canton (1) (ps) 1848 Canton River feeder service, 1859 wrecked Macao in typhoon; no loss of life. 348
Canton (2) 1889 1903 sold to Messageries Maritimes renamed Bosphore. 3,333
Canton (3) 1938 1962 scrapped Hong Kong. 15,784
Carnatic 1862 1869 wrecked on reef in Gulf of Suez; loss of 26 lives. 1,776
Carthage (1) 1880 1903 scrapped Bombay. 5,013
Carthage (2) 1931 1961 scrapped Japan. 14,304
Cathay (1) 1872 1890 sold to Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), Japan, renamed Ikai Maru. 2,983
Cathay (2) 1925 1942 bombed and sunk at Bougie, North Africa while trooping. 15,104
Cathay (3) 1957 ex- Baudouinville, 1961 purchased from Cie Maritime Belge, Antwerp renamed Cathay, 1976 sold to Republic of China renamed Kenghsin. 13,351
Ceylon (1) 1858 1881 sold to J. Clark as cruise ship. 2,021
Ceylon (2) 1894 1913 sold Japan., renamed Yamato Maru. 4,094
China (1) 1856 ex- Alma, 1858 purchased from Cie Franco-Americaine renamed China, 1882 scrapped. 2,016
China (2) 1896 1928 scrapped Japan. 7,912
Chitral (1) 1925 1953 scrapped Dalmuir. 15,248
Chitral (2) 1956 ex- Jadotville, 1961 purchased from Cie Maritime Belge, Antwerp, renamed Chitral, 1975 scrapped at Taiwan. 13,821
Chusan (1) 1852 1858 sold to D. Sassoon & Sons, Shanghai. 699
Chusan (2) 1884 1905 sold to Shah SN Co., renamed Shah Najaf. 4,490
Chusan (3) 1950 1973 scrapped Taiwan. 24,215
Clyde 1881 1901 sold to Shah SN Co., renamed Shah Noor. 4,124
Colombo 1853 1859 rebuilt to 2,127 tons, 1862 wrecked on Laccadive Islands, Indian Ocean; no loss of life. 1,865
Columbian 1855 1877 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay. 2,112
Commonwealth 1902 1910 taken over with Blue Anchor Line fleet, 1923 scrapped Spezia. 6,616
Comorin (1) 1924 1941 caught fire and sank off Sierra Leone; loss of 20 lives. 15,116
Comorin (2)   see Singapore (3)  
Corea 1864 ex- Cohen, purchased 1864, Shanghai-Yokohama feeder service, 1865 left Hong Kong and went missing in typhoon. 610
Corfu 1930 1961 scrapped Japan. 14,251
Coromandel (1) 1885 1905 sold to Shah SN Co., renamed Shah Noor (2) 4,359
Coromandel (2) 1949 1969 sold sold to Hong Kong renamed Shun Hing. 7,065
Cumballa 1891 tender at Bombay, scrapped during first world war. 152
Deccan 1868 1889 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah. 3,128
Delhi (1)   completed as Nemesis.  
Delhi (2) 1864 1881 sold to Raeburn, Verel & Co, Glasgow. 1,899
Delhi (3) 1905 1911 wrecked off Cape Spartel, Tangiers in gale; loss of 3 lives. 8,090
Delta (1) (ps) 1844 Nile service, 1846 taken over by Egyptian Government. 240
Delta (2)   completed as Aden (1).  
Delta (3) (ps) 1859 1874 sold Japan renamed, Takasago Maru. 1,618
Delta (4) 1905 1929 scrapped Japan. 8,053
Devanha (1) 1906 1928 scrapped Japan. 8,092
Devanha (2) 1947 ex- Lautoka, 1947 purchased from W. Carpenter, Sydney renamed Devanha, 1961 sold to Hong Kong renamed Fortune Canary. 7,367
Dewan 1909 tug at Bombay, 1945 scrapped. 282
Don Juan (ps) 1837 1837 wrecked near Gibraltar. 800
Dongola (1) 1905 1926 scrapped. 8,038
Dongola (2) 1946 ex- Rabaul, 1947 purchased from W. Carpenter, Sydney renamed Dongola, 1961 sold to India renamed Apjashwini. 7,371
Douro 1853 1854 wrecked in typhoon at Hong Kong; no loss of life. 810
Egypt 1897 1922 sank after collision with French ship SEINE off Ushant; loss of 86 lives. 7,912
Ellora 1855 ex- Cadix,1858 purchased from Cie Franco-Americaine renamed Ellora, 1876 sold at Melbourne converted to sail. 1,607
Emeu 1854 1858 purchased from Cunard, 1873 sold to W. MacArthur converted to sail, renamed Winchester. 1,538
Empire Fowey 1935 ex- Potsdam, North German Lloyd, war reparations, 1945 P&O troopship, 1961 sold to Pan-Islamic Co, Karachi, renamed Safina-el-Hujjaj. 19,121
Erin (ps) 1846 1857 wrecked on Ceylon coast; no loss of life. 797
Eston 1919 coastal feeder service, 1940 mined and sunk off Blyth. 1,487
Ettrick 1938 permanent troopship, 1942 torpedoed and sunk near Gibraltar; loss of 24 lives. 11,279
Euxine (ps) 1847 1868 sold to E.Bates, Liverpool converted to sail. 1,164
Faid Rabany (ps) 1852 UK-Egypt service, 1853 reported sold. 274
Formosa (1) 1851 1870 sold to China Nav.Co. 672
Formosa (2) 1892 1909 scrapped. 4,045
Frodingham 1913 ex- Gyula, 1915 purchased from Soc. Francais d'Armaments, renamed Frodingham, UK east coast feeder service, 1923 sold to Neville Shipping Co, Cardiff. 1,081
Ganges (1)   purchased by Sicily before completion.  
Ganges (2) (ps) 1850 1871 sold to Rennie & Co, Shanghai. 1,187
Ganges (3) 1882 1898 burnt out at Bombay. 4,196
Geelong (1) 1866 1887 sold to Reynell & Co., renamed Irhizaki Maru No.1. 1,835
Geelong (2) 1904 1910 taken over with Blue Anchor Line fleet, 1916 sank after collision with s/s BONVILSTON near Alexandria; no loss of life. 7,954
Giucowar 1893 tug at Bombay, 1915 sold to Mazagon Dock Co. 249
Golconda 1863 1881 sold Bombay. 1,909
Granada 1857 1866 sold to Prince Hijo, Yokohama renamed Ryoun Maru. 571
Great Liverpool (ps) 1837 ex- Liverpool, 1840 purchased from J. Hartley, Liverpool renamed Great Liverpool, wrecked Cape Finisterre. 1,140
Gutzlaff 1886 tug at Shanghai, 1942 seized by Japanese and later destroyed. 136
Gwalior 1873 1894 sold Japan, renamed Shinahu Maru. 2,733
Haddington (ps) 1846 1854 converted to sail, cadet training ship, 1871 sold to Haviside & Co, London. 1,847
Harlington (1) 1895 1896 purchased from J&C. Harrison, UK east coast feeder service, 1914 wrecked off Clacton; no loss of life. 1,032
Harlington (2) 1913 ex- Figulina, 1915 purchased from Soc. Francais d'Armaments, renamed Harlington, UK east coast feeder service, 1916 mined and sunk off Harwich; loss of 7 lives. 1,089
Hereward 1888 tug at Bombay, 1918 scrapped. 108
Himalaya (1) 1853 1854 sold to British Government, 1894 became coal hulk. (picture) 3,438
Himalaya (2) 1892 1916 requisitioned, converted to seaplane carrier, 1919 returned to P & O, used as troopship, 1922 scrapped. 6,898
Himalaya (3) 1949 1974 scrapped Taiwan. 27,955
Hindostan (1) (ps) 1842 1864 sunk in cyclone at Calcutta. 2,018
Hindostan (2) 1869 1879 wrecked on reef near Madras. 3,113
Hong Kong 1889 1890 wrecked on reef at Perim; no loss of life. 3,174
Hydaspes 1872 1898 sold to F.Gore, Shanghai. 2,984
Iberia (1) (ps) 1836 1856 scrapped. 516
Iberia (2)   owned by Macolmson's.  
Iberia (3) 1954 1973 scrapped Taiwan. 29,614
India (1) (ps) 1839 1849 sold. 871
India (2) 1896 1915 torpedoed and sunk off Norway while serving as Armed Merchant Cruiser; loss of 160 lives. 7,911
Indus (1) (ps) 1847 1863 converted to sail (coal supply ship), 1869 sold to McKay & Sons. 1,386
Indus (2) 1871 1885 wrecked off Ceylon; no loss of life. 3,462
Isis 1898 1914 became HMS Isonzo, 1920 sold to Bland Line, renamed Gibel Sarsar. 1,728
Island Princess 1972 1974 taken over with Pacific Cruises Inc. 19,907
Japan 1893 1910 sold to Japan renamed Shimpo Maru. 4,319
Java 1892 1910 sold to Japan renamed Ume Maru. 4,093
Jeddo 1859 1866 wrecked on reef near Bombay; no loss of life. 1,632
Jeypore 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic. 5,318
Jupiter (ps) 1835 1847 chartered from St. George SP Co, 1848 purchased, 1852 scrapped. 610
Kaisar-I-Hind (1) 1878 1897 scrapped Bombay. 4,023
Kaisar-I-Hind (2) 1914 1921 chartered to Cunard, temporarily renamed Emperor of India, 1922 resumed P&O service, 1938 scrapped Blyth. 11,518
Kalyan 1914 1932 scrapped Japan. 9,118
Karmala (1) 1914 1932 scrapped. 9,128
Karmala (2) 1945 ex- Stanholme, 1947 purchased from J. Billmeir renamed Karmala, 1967 scrapped. 7,673
Kashgar (1) 1874 1890 sold Japan. 2,621
Kashgar (2) 1914 1932 scrapped Japan. 9,005
Kashmir 1914 1932 scrapped Japan. 8,985
Khedive 1871 1897 sold to Duda, Abdullah & Co, Bombay. 3,742
Khiva (1) 1873 ex- Antwerpen, 1874 purchased from Ryde Line, renamed Khiva, 1890 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay. 2,609
Khiva (2) 1913 1931 scrapped Japan. 9,135
Khyber (1) 1914 1931 scrapped Japan. 9,114
Khyber (2) 1945 ex- Stanmore, 1947 purchased from J. Billmeir renamed Khyber, 1964 sold to Liberia renamed Comet Victory. 7,675
Kidderpore 1920 no further info. 5,334
Lady Mary Wood (ps) 1842 1859 sold to Indo-Netherlands Co., renamed Oenerang. 553
Lahej 1927 tug at Aden, 1961 scrapped. 283
Lahore (1)   completed as Deccan.  
Lahore (2) 1920 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown. 5,304
Liverpool (ps) 1830 1835 purchased by City of Dublin SP Co, 1838 operated by P&O, 1845 scrapped. 450
Lombardy 1873 1893 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah, renamed Jubedu (2). 2,723
Lotus (ps) 1838 ex- Dahlia, 1840 purchased from Mitchell, Newcastle renamed Lotus, Nile service, 1847 taken over by Egyptian Government. 40
Macedonia 1904 1931 scrapped Japan. 10,512
Madras (1)   completed as Indus (1)  
Madras (2) 1852 1874 sold to Japan after stranding, renamed Kanagawa Maru. 1,185
Madras (3)   completed as Sunda (2)  
Madrid (ps) 1845 1857 wrecked Vigo; no loss of life. 479
Makaria 1972 1973 transferred from Moss Hutchison Line, 1979 sold to Panama renamed Los Teques. 2,686
Malabar 1858 1860 wrecked on reef in Galle harbour; no loss of life. 917
Malacca (1) 1866 1882 sold to agent of Sultan of Zanzibar. 1,709
Malacca (2) 1892 1909 scrapped. 4,045
Maloja (1) 1911 1916 mined and sunk off Dover; loss of 122 lives. 12,431
Maloja (2) 1923 1954 scrapped Inverkeithing. 20,837
Malta (1) (ps) 1848 1858 converted to screw steamer, 1878 sold to J. McBryde & Co. 1,218
Malta (2) 1895 1922 scrapped Italy. 6,064
Malwa (1) 1873 1894 sold to NYK, Japan, renamed Yamoto Maru. 2,933
Malwa (2) 1908 1932 scrapped Japan. 10,882
Manila 1892 1910 sold to Italy renamed Maria C. 4,201
Manilla 1853 1861 sold to Gibb Livingstone & Co, Whampoa. 646
Mantua (1) 1909 1935 scrapped Shanghai. 10,946
Mantua (2) 1959 1974 scrapped. 12,899
Marmora 1903 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 10 lives. 10,509
Massilia (1) (ps) 1860 1877 sold Mitsubishi Co., renamed Atago Maru. 1,640
Massilia (2) 1884 1903 scrapped Genoa. 4,908
Mata Hari 1915 1924 purchased from British India Line - Malay feeder service, 1942 captured by Japan, later became war casualty. 1,020
Mazagon 1894 1907 sold to British India SN Co. 4,997
Medina 1911 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Start Point; loss of 6 lives. 12,358
Melita 1971 1973 transferred from Moss Hutchison Line, 1979 sold to Panama renamed Siboney. 2,686
Mirzapore (1)   completed as Australia (1)  
Mirzapore (2) 1871 1898 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah. 3,763
Mirzapore (3) 1921 1939 scrapped Belgium. 6715
Moldavia (1) 1903 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Beachy Head while trooping; loss of 56 lives. 9,505
Moldavia (2) 1922 1938 scrapped UK. 16,436
Mongolia (1) 1865 1888 scrapped. 2,999
Mongolia (2) 1903 1917 mined and sunk off Bombay; loss of 23 lives. 9,505
Mongolia (3) 1923 1938 chartered to New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Rimutaka, 1950 sold to Cia de Nav. Incres, Panama, renamed Europa. 16,385
Montrose (ps) 1837 1840 purchased from Scottish owners, 1852 sold to Portuguese Government. 603
Mooltan (1) 1860 1880 sold to Elles & Co., converted to sail and renamed Eleanor Margaret. 2,257
Mooltan (2) 1905 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Sardinia; no loss of life. 9,621
Mooltan (3) 1923 1954 scrapped Faslane. 20,847
Morea 1908 1930 scrapped Japan. 10,895
Nagoya 1913 1932 scrapped Japan. 6,874
Nagpore 1920 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Canary Islands. 5,283
Naldera 1918 1938 scrapped Bo'ness. 16,088
Namur 1906 1917 torpedoed and sunk east of Gibraltar; loss of 1 life. 6,694
Nankin (1) 1888 ex- Rufford Hall, 1898 purchased from Hall Line, renamed Nankin, 1904 sold to Japan, renamed Motohira Maru No II. 3,950
Nankin (2) 1912 1932 sold to Eastern & Australasian SS Co. 6,846
Narkunda 1920 1942 bombed and sunk off Algeria while trooping; loss of 31 lives. 16,118
Narrung 1896 1910 taken over with Blue Anchor Line fleet, 1912 sold Hong Kong. 5,078
Nellore 1913 1929 sold to Eastern & Australasian SS Co. 6,856
Nemesis 1857 1869 sold to W. Denny (shipbuilders). 2,018
Nepaul (1) 1858 1867 sold Japan renamed Yuko. 769
Nepaul (2) 1876 1890 wrecked on rocks off Plymouth. 3,536
Nile 1906 1915 wrecked on rock in Inland Sea, Japan. 6,694
Niphon 1865 Hong Kong feeder service, 1868 wrecked near Amoy; loss of 13 lives. 695
Nizam 1873 1893 scrapped Bombay. 2,726
Nore 1907 1925 scrapped. 6,696
Norna 1853 1871 sold to Kwok Acheong, Hong Kong. 970
Northam 1858 1868 sold to Day Summers & Co. 1,330
Novara 1912 1932 scrapped. 6,875
Nubia (1) 1854 1877 sold to London Schools Board as training ship, renamed Shaftesbury. 2,096
Nubia (2) 1895 1915 lost outside Colombo while waiting for the pilot. 5,914
Nyanza (1) (ps) 1864 (P&O's last paddle steamer), 1873 sold to Union SS Co converted to screw steamer. (see picture with news item about Cospatrick) 2,082
Nyanza (2) 1907 1927 scrapped Japan. 6,695
Oceana 1888 1912 sank after collision with German barque Piagua in English Channel; loss of 14 lives. 6,610
Oriental (1) (ps) 1840 ex- United States 1840 purchased from Transatlantic SS Co renamed Oriental, 1861 scrapped. 1,787
Oriental (2) 1888 1915 sold to Hong Kong SS Co., renamed Kong Kheng. 5,284
Orissa 1856 ex- Franc-Comtois, 1858 purchased from Cie Franco-Americaine renamed Orissa, 1878 sold to J.Matheson, Hong Kong converted to sail. 1,647
Osiris 1898 1922 scrapped. 1,738
Ottawa 1853 1857 purchased from Canadian SN Co, 1873 sold to Hong Kong. 1,275
Pacha (ps) 1842 1847 rebuilt to 590 tons, 1851 sunk in collision with s/s ERIN in Straits of Malacca; loss of 17 lives. 548
Pacific Princess 1971 ex- Sea Venture, 1974 taken over with Pacific Cruises Inc., 1975 renamed Pacific Princess. 19,903
Padua 1912 ex- Luneberg, Deutsche-Australische Line, renamed Padua, 1920 acquired as war reparations, 1933 scrapped. 5,907
Palana 1936 ex- Sussex, 1946 transferred from Federal Line renamed Palana, 1954 returned to Federal Line renamed Cambridge. 11,063
Palawan 1895 1914 sold to Arab SS Co., renamed Jeddah. 4,686
Palermo 1903 1924 scrapped Italy. 7,597
Palma 1903 1924 scrapped Genoa. 7,632
Pando Cape   see Ballarat (3)  
Pando Cove   see Singapore (3)  
Pando Gulf 1957 ex- Woodarra, 1968 transferred from British India Line, renamed Pando Gulf, 1974 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benalbanach. 8,753
Pando Head   see Surat (3)  
Pando Point 1957 ex- Waroonga, 1968 transferred from British India Line, renamed Pando Point, 1974 sold to Ben Line, renamed Benwyvis. 8,753
Pando Sound   see Bendigo (3)  
Pando Strait   see Sunda (3)  
Paringa 1936 ex- Essex, 1947 transferred from Federal Line renamed Paringa, 1955 returned to Federal Line renamed Norfolk. 11,063
Parramatta 1882 1903 scrapped Bombay. 4,759
Patonga 1953 1975 renamed Strathlauder, 1977 scrapped. 10,071
Pekin (1) (ps) 1847 1866 scrapped. 1,182
Pekin (2) 1871 1897 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah, renamed Jubedu. 3,777
Pekin (3) 1887 ex- Locksley Hall, 1899 purchased from Hall Line, renamed Pekin, 1906 sold to Esafji Tajbhoy, Bombay, renamed Shah Nawaz. 3,957
Peninsula (ps) 1836 1836-1840 chartered from A.Anderson & Co. 113
Peninsular 1888 1909 scrapped Genoa. 5,294
Pera (1)   completed as Alma.  
Pera (2) 1855 1880 sold to W.Ross & Co. 2,014
Pera (3) 1903 1917 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean; loss of 1 life. 7,635
Perim (1) 1916 ex- Treuenfels, Hansa Line, renamed Perim, 1920 acquired as war reparations, 1935 scrapped. 7,648
Perim (2) 1945 1967 scrapped. 9,550
Persia 1900 1915 torpedoed and sunk south of Crete; loss of 335 lives. 7,951
Peshawur (1) 1871 1899 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah, renamed Ashruf. 3,749
Peshawur (2) 1905 1917 torpedoed and sunk off Ireland; loss of 13 lives. 7,634
Peshawur (3) 1919 1943 torpedoed and sunk near Madras; no loss of life. 7,934
Pinjarra 1944 ex- Empire Paragon, 1946 purchased from MOWT renamed Pinjarra, 1962 sold to Bermuda renamed Hong Kong Importer. 9,888
Plassy 1900 1924 scrapped Italy. 7,405
Poona 1905 1924 scrapped Italy. 7,625
Poonah 1863 1889 sold for scrap. 2,152
Pottinger (ps) 1846 1867 scrapped. 1,401
Precursor (ps) 1841 1844 acquired from Eastern Steam Nav. Co, 1858 hulked, 1869 scrapped. 1,817
Rajah 1853 1861 sold to Sassoon & Sons, Shanghai. 537
Rajputana 1925 April 14th 1941 torpedoed and sunk by U.108 south of Iceland in position 64.50N 27.25W while serving as an Armed Merchant Cruiser escorting convoy HX 117. Cdr C. T. O. Richardson, 4 officers and 35 crew were lost. 283 survivors were rescued by HMS LEGION and landed at Reykjavik 16,644
Ranchi 1925 1953 scrapped Newport. 16,738
Rangoon 1863 1871 wrecked on rocks, Ceylon; no loss of life. 1,776
Ranpura 1925 1944 sold to Admiralty became fleet repair ship. 16,688
Ravenna 1880 1898 sold to G.P.Walford. 3,372
Rawalpindi 1925 1939 became Armed Merchant Cruiser, sunk in battle with German battleships SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU allowing convoy to escape; loss of 266 lives. 16,697
Razmak 1925 1960 scrapped. 10,602
Redcar 1920 coastal feeder service, 1946 sold to H.Rilson, Southampton. 1,475
Ripon (ps) 1846 1870 sold to Caird & Co, Greenock converted to sail. 1,508
Rohilla 1880 1900 sold Japan. 3,500
Rome 1881 1904 renamed Vectis (3) used for cruising, 1912 sold to French Government. 5,013
Rosetta 1880 1900 sold NYK, Japan, renamed Rosetta Maru. 3,502
Royal Tar (ps) 1832 1840 purchased from Dublin & London SP Co, 1847 sold to Portuguese Government renamed Infante Don Luiz. 308
Salmara 1956 1966 transferred to Eastern & Australasian SS Co. renamed Arakawa, 1973 transferred to British India S.N. Co renamed Teesta, 1975 transferred back to P & O renamed Strathloyal, 1977 scrapped. 8,199
Salsette (1) 1858 1871 sold to Stoomvaart Maats, Batavia, renamed Sumatra. 1,491
Salsette (2) 1908 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel; loss of 15 lives. 5,842
Salsette (3) 1956 1966 transferred to Eastern & Australasian SS Co. renamed Aradina, 1970 transferred to British India S.N. Co renamed Tairea, 1971 transferred back to P & O, 1975 renamed Strathlomond, 1977 sold to Singapore renamed United Viscount. 8,199
Sardinia 1902 1925 scrapped Japan. 6,574
Shanghai (1) 1851 1862 sold to W.Dickenson, Shanghai. 546
Shanghai (2) 1889 1903 sold to Messageries Maritimes, renamed Crimee. 3,323
Shannon 1881 1901 scrapped Bombay. 4,189
Shillong (1) 1939 1943 torpedoed and sunk in North Atlantic. 5,528
Shillong (2) 1948 1957 sank after collision with tanker Purfina Congo in Red Sea; loss of 2 lives. 8,934
Siam 1873 ex- Minister Roon, 1875 purchased from North German Lloyd, renamed Siam, 1895 sold to NYK, Japan, renamed Yorihime Maru. 3,026
Sicilia 1901 1926 scrapped Japan. 6,696
Simla (1) 1854 1875 sold to Howden, Glasgow converted to sail. 2,441
Simla (2) 1895 1916 torpedoed and sunk west of Malta. 5,884
Singapore (1) (ps) 1850 1867 wrecked Japan; no loss of life. 1,190
Singapore (2)   completed as Nubia (2)  
Singapore (3) 1951 1964 renamed Comorin (2), 1968 renamed Pando Cove, 1972 scrapped Spain. 9,236
Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy (ps) 1848 Canton River service, 1859 sold. 126
Sobraon 1900 1901 lost in dense fog off Foochow. 7,382
Socotra (1) 1897 1915 wrecked on French coast. 6,009
Socotra (2) 1943 managed for MOWT, 1946 purchased from MOWT, 1965 scrapped. 7,754
Somali (1) 1901 1923 sold to Petersen & Albeck, Copenhagen. 6,780
Somali (2) 1930 1941 bombed and sunk off Blyth 6,809
Somali (3) 1948 1969 sold to Panama, renamed Happyland. 9,080
Soudan (1) 1901 1925 sold to Japan. 6,680
Soudan (2) 1931 1942 mined and sunk off Capetown. 6,677
Soudan (3) 1947 1970 scrapped Japan. 9,080
Spirit of London 1972 1974 transferred to Princess Cruises, renamed Sun Princess. 17,370
Strathaddie 1960 ex- Farsistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathaddie, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Sophocles. 9,633
Strathaird (1) 1932 1967 scrapped Hong Kong. 22,544
Strathaird (2) 1970 ex- Nigaristan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathaird, 1979 sold to Greece renamed Garifalia C. 9,778
Strathairlie 1956 ex- Baluchistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathairlie, 1977 scrapped. 8,345
Strathallan 1937 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Oran while trooping; loss of 4 lives. 23,722
Strathalvie 1966 ex- Floristan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathalvie, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Alexandra. 9,296
Strathangus 1966 ex- Serbistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathangus, 1978 sold to panama renamed Kellett Island. 8,700
Strathanna 1966 ex- Registan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathanna, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Tsing Yi Island. 8,819
Strathappin 1965 ex- Shahristan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathappin, 1979 sold to Greece renamed Irenes Ideal. 9,280
Strathardle 1967 1979 Sold to Thailand renamed Anchan. 9,863
Stratharlick 1969 ex- Tabaristan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Stratharlick, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Aeolian Star. 9,627
Stratharos 1959 ex- Baharistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Stratharos, 1977 sold to Panama renamed Chi Kong. 8,121
Strathaslak 1960 ex- Kohistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathaslak, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Quincy. 7,457
Strathassynt 1963 ex- Turkistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathassynt, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Amber Star. 9,270
Strathatlow 1959 ex- Gorjistan,1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathatlow, 1978 sold to Egypt renamed Nile U. 9,449
Strathavoch 1965 ex- Armanistan, 1973 transferred from Strick Line, 1975 renamed Strathavoch, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Sharp Island. 8,531
Strathbrora 1967 1979 sold to Thailand renamed Benjamas. 9,863
Strathcarrol 1969 ex- Aska, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathcarrol, 1979 sold to South Korea renamed Halla Pilot. 10,031
Strathcarron 1969 ex- Amra, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathcarron, 1979 sold to South Korea renamed Halla Pride. 10,031
Strathconan 1967 1979 sold to Thailand renamed Chuangchom. 9,863
Strathdare 1974 1974 sold to Ellerman Line renamed City of Exeter. 9,014
Strathdevon 1975 1981 sold to Cuba renamed Donato Marmol 9,214
Strathdirk 1976 1981 sold to Cuba renamed Bartolome Maso. 9,230
Strathdoon 1976 1981 sold to Panama renamed Emerald Islands. 9,230
Strathduns 1977 1981 sold to Panama renamed Ruby Islands. 9,230
Strathdyce 1977 1979 sold to Yugoslavia renamed Komovi. 9,230
Stratheden (1) 1937 1964 sold to John Latsis, Piraeus, renamed Henrietta Latsis. 23,732
Stratheden (2) 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1983 sold to Fairtrans Co., Greece renamed Merapi, 1986 transferred to Waterpulse Shipping, Cyprus, 1988 sold to Iran renamed Iran Kohladooz. 12,598
Strathelgin 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1983 sold to Giantlift Shipping, Greece renamed Rheinbels, 1983 renamed Merbabu, 1986 sold to Goldencircles Marine Ltd, Cyprus renamed Arastou, 1993 sold to Iran renamed Iran Broojerdi. 12,598
Stratherrol 1979 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1982 sold to Translift Western Co., Greece renamed Tannenbels, 1986 sold to Plantin Arrow Co., Cyprus renamed Almas, 1992 renamed Ydra, 1993 sold to Iran renamed Iran Baghaei. 12,598
Strathesk 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1982 sold to Bulktrans Company, Greece renamed Altenbels, 1986 transferred to Wateroath Navigation Ltd, Cyprus, 1993 sold to Iran renamed Iran Bagheri. 12,598
Strathettrick 1979 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1981 sold to Overseas Containers Ltd, London, 1984 sold to Mount Valandon Shipping Inc, Panama renamed CHRYSOVALANDOU GRACE, 92 CHRYSOVALANDOU - 94 AGIA IRINI - 94 TRIATIC POWER - 96 UNICONDOR - 98 GLORIA - 99 GLORI, 2001 scrapped. 12,598
Strathewe 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1983 sold to Sealift Co, Greece renamed Lindenbels, 1988 sold to Iran renamed Iran Mahallati. 12,598
Strathfife 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1981 sold to Overseas Containers Ltd, London, 1985 sold to Romero Inc, Panama renamed Rio Atrato, 1988 sold to Lineas Agromar, Colombia, 1999 sold to Marshall Islands renamed Champion, 2003 scrapped. 13,362
Strathfyne 1978 launched for Strick Line (P & O managers), 1981 sold to Overseas Containers Ltd, London, 1985 sold to Romero Inc, Panama renamed Rio Truando, 1988 sold to Lineas Agromar, Colombia, 2000 renamed Rio Bravo I, 2001 scrapped. 13,362
Strathinch 1962 ex- Antrim, 1972 transferred from Avenue Shipping Co, 1975 renamed Strathinch, 1977 sold to Bangladesh renamed Islami Taaj. 6,305
Strathinver 1959 ex- Galway, 1972 transferred from Avenue Shipping Co, 1975 renamed Strathinver, 1976 sold to Singapore renamed Golden Fortune. 7,167
Strathirvine 1957 ex- Donegal, 1972 transferred from Avenue Shipping Co, 1975 renamed Strathirvine, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Athina. 6,270
Strathlairg 1951 ex- Chakdina, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathlairg, 1977 scrapped. 7,267
Strathlauder   see Patonga.  
Strathleven 1953 ex- Jelunga, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathleven, 1977 scrapped. 7,432
Strathlomond   see Salsette (2)  
Strathloyal   see Salmara.  
Strathmay 1970 ex- Manora, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathmay, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Jumpa. 11,208
Strathmeigle 1971 ex- Merkara, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathmeigle, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Kannikar. 11,143
Strathmore (1) 1935 1963 sold to John Latsis, Piraeus, renamed Marianna Latsis for Jeddah pilgrimage service. 23,580
Strathmore (2) 1971 ex- Morvada, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathmore, 1982 sold to Thailand renamed Intanin. 11,143
Strathmuir 1971 ex- Mulbera, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathmuir, 1982 sold to Bermuda renamed Sonia M. 11,143
Strathnairn 1963 ex- Kohinur, 1972 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathnairn, 1977 sold to Singapore renamed Silvergate. 7,109
Strathnaver (1) 1931 1962 scrapped Hong Kong. 22,270
Strathnaver (2) 1962 ex- Jumna, 1972 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathnaver, 1977 sold to Singapore renamed Singapore Progress. 9,890
Strathnevis 1963 ex- Nurjehan, 1972 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathnevis, 1977 sold to Greece renamed Ioannis. 6,099
Strathnewton 1959 ex- Nurmahal, 1972 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Strathnewton, 1977 scrapped. 6,024
Strathtay 1962 ex- Trebartha, 1972 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathtay, 1978 sold to Panama renamed Zak. 10,028
Strathteviot 1962 ex- Trefusis, 1971 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathteviot, 1978 sold to Greece renamed Evia. 7,277
Strathtruim 1963 ex- Treneglos, 1971 transferred from Hain-Nourse Line, 1975 renamed Strathtruim, 1978 sold to Singapore renamed Siam Bay. 6,875
Sultan (ps) 1847 1855 converted to 1,125 ton screw steamer, 1869 sold to China Nav.Co. 1,090
Sumatra (1) 1867 1886 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub for pilgrim trade to Jeddah. 2,488
Sumatra (2) 1895 1914 sold to Arab SS Co. 4,607
Sunda (1) 1866 1882 sold to agent of Sultan of Zanzibar. 1,682
Sunda (2) 1895 1914 sold Japan., renamed Hokokuo Maru. 4,674
Sunda (3) 1952 1968 renamed Pando Strait, 1972 scrapped. 9,235
Surat (1) 1866 1894 sold at Kobe, renamed Shinyu Maru. 2,578
Surat (2) 1938 1941 torpedoed and sunk off Freetown. 5,529
Surat (3) 1948 1968 renamed Pando Head, 1972 scrapped Inverkeithing. 8,925
Sutlej 1882 1900 sold and scrapped France. 4,194
Syria (1) (ps) 1863 1870 sold to Caird & Co (shipbuilders) 1,932
Syria (2) 1901 1924 scrapped. 6,660
Tagus (ps) 1837 1864 scrapped. 783
Tanjore 1865 1890 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay for use in pilgrim trade to Jeddah. 1,971
Tartar (ps) 1853 Canton-Shanghai feeder service, 1855 sold to Admiralty as gunboat HMS Coromandel. 303
Tasmania 1884 1887 wrecked on rocks at Corsica; loss of 35 lives. 4,488
Teheran 1874 1894 sold Japan, renamed Toyei Maru. 2,589
Thames 1882 1901 sold and scrapped France. 4,101
Thibet 1874 1890 sold to Hajee Cassum Joosub, Bombay, renamed Cashmere. 2,593
Tiber (ps) 1846 1847 wrecked in fog off Vila de Cupa, near Oporto, Portugal ; no loss of life. 763
Tientsin 1888 ex- Branksome Hall, 1898 purchased from Hall Line, renamed Tientsin, 1906 sold to Esafji Tajbhoy, Bombay, renamed Shah Mazir. 3,950
Timsah 1873 tug at Bombay, 1910 sold. 191
Travancore 1868 1880 wrecked on rocks off Italy; no loss of life. 1,889
Union 1854 Mauritius-Bourbon mail service, 1863 sold Hong Kong. 237
United Kingdom (ps) 1837 probably chartered. 335
Valetta (1) (ps) 1853 1865 sold to Egyptian Government renamed Chabekiek. 769
Valetta (2) 1884 1903 sold to Shah SN Co., renamed Alavia. 4,911
Vectis (1)   purchased by Sicily before completion.  
Vectis (2) (ps) 1853 1865 sold to Egyptian Government renamed Kalwab. 786
Vectis (3)   see Rome.  
Vendee 1972 ex- Zaida, 1973 transferred from British India S.N. Co, 1975 renamed Vendee, chartered to Israel, 1986 sold to Israel renamed Avocado Carmel. 6,088
Venetia 1873 1893 scrapped Bombay. 2,726
Verona 1879 1899 scrapped Holland. 3,116
Viceroy of India 1929 1942 torpedoed and sunk off Oran while trooping; loss of 4 lives. 19,648
Victoria 1887 1909 scrapped Genoa. 6,522
Wakool 1898 1910 taken over with Blue Anchor Line fleet, 1912 sold Japan, renamed Kwanto Maru. 5,004
Wilcannia 1899 1910 taken over with Blue Anchor Line fleet, 1913 sold Japan, renamed Shinkoku Maru. 4,953
William Fawcett (ps) 1829 1836-1838 chartered from Dublin & London Steam Packet Co. 206
Zambesi 1873 1888 sold to F.Upton. 2,431
Zira 1972 1975 chartered to Israel renamed Vosges, 1986 sold to Israel renamed Galia Carmel. 6,088
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