R.M.S. JUMNA 1886
She was a 5,191 gross ton ship, built by Wm Denny & Bros, Dumbarton in 1886 for British India Associated Steamers. Her details were - length 411.4ft x beam 48.2ft, one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), single screw and a speed of 12 knots. There was accommodation for 87-1st, 30-2nd and 200-steerage class passengers. Launched on Mar.22nd 1886, she started her maiden voyage from London to Brisbane on Sep.21st. and in 1889 was used as a Boer War Transport. She returned to the UK - India - Australia route in 1900 and was eventually scrapped in Italy in 1907. An interesting aside, is that her captain (Captain Birkett) was dismissed in May 1889 for marrying a lady passenger at sea! [Merchant Fleets by Duncan Haws, vol.11, British India S.N.Co.
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