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.


This ship transported the Raub Australian Gold Company, Limited Party from Brisbane to Singapore departing 7th August 1889, and arriving Singapore 30th August.

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