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Indian Transport No. 33 - Ujina

British India Steam Navigation Co.

Master: J. Kilpatrick
Chief Officer: E.G. Carre / J.A. Davidson
Chief Engineer: W.B. Primrose
2nd Officer: T.R. Watson
3rd Officer: J.A. Sidgreaves
2nd Engineer: W.B. London
3rd Engineer: T. Mackay [McKay]


Admiralty Return, 13 Aug 1903

35th Indian Transport to be engaged by the Admiralty

Period of engagement: 5 Jan 1900 to 10 May 1900

Total numbers transported to South Africa: 15 officers, 330 N.C.O.'s & men, 119 natives, 442 horses
Total numbers transported from South Africa: NONE
Total cost (hire, fittings, coal and port dues): £28,872

Note: transported "B" Company, Lumsden's Horse to S. Africa




"B" Company, Lumsden's Horse embarking at Calcutta, 3 March 1900 (Pearse 1903, p. 65)





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No. 6 - Avoca

British India Associated Steamers, Ltd. [parent company: British India Steam Navigation Co., Ltd]

Master: W.A. Fausset
Chief Officer: E.J.P. Clowner / C.E. Hodgson
Chief Engineer: W.D. Robertson
2nd Officer: V. Arnold / J.R. Burkitt / F.T. Hall / W.A. Hudson / J.G. Le Brocq
Supernumerary 2nd Officer: F.W. Northward / S.G. Reddie
2nd Engineer: F.M. Jones / P.S. King
3rd Engineer: H.G. How / A.W. Jones
Purser: C. Mackinnon / A. Macphee

Operated both as a Transport and as a Hospital Ship


Admiralty Return, 13 Aug 1903

Date of Admiralty agreement: 11 July 1899 (but did not enter into pay until 8 Sep 1899)
1st Transport to be engaged by the Admiralty.

Period of engagement: 8 Sep 1899 to 2 Oct 1902
Total days at sea: 575
Total numbers transported to South Africa: 131 officers, 18 warrant officers, 3,288 men, 12 horses
Total numbers transported from South Africa: 229 officers, 3,353 N.C.O.'s & men
Total cost (hire, fittings, coal, port dues and conversion to a Hospital Ship): £233,891



Pair of Hospital Ship Avoca cufflinks




The Avoca, in white livery, while operating as a Hospital Ship





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No. 60 - Englishman

Richards, Mills & Co.

Master: W. Roberts
Chief Officer: W. Humphreys
Chief Engineer: M. Roberts / J.D. Jones
1st Officer: J. Jones
2nd Officer: J. Davies / J.W. Williams
2nd Engineer: W. Evans / A. Govan
3rd Engineer: F. Armstrong / R.M.A. Moore / J. Roberts
Surgeon: J. Crawford


Admiralty Return, 13 Aug 1903

Date of Admiralty agreement: 13 Oct 1899
41st Transport to be engaged by the Admiralty.

Period of engagement: 17 Oct 1899 to 3 Nov 1902

Total days at sea: 677
Total numbers transported to South Africa: 202 officers, 7 warrant officers, 4,758 men, 2,872 horses
Total numbers transported from South Africa: 72 officers, 3,501 N.C.O.'s & men, 6 horses
Total cost (hire, fittings, coal and port dues): £271,931





The Englishman landing soldiers at Durban, photographed by Benjamin W. Caney (courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution)


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Freight Ship - Goth

Union Castle Mail Steam Ship Co., Ltd.

Sailings
23 Aug 1899 - Gibraltar to Durban - 25 officers, 959 men, 5 horses
15 Nov 1899 - Southampton to Cape Town - 12 officers, 240 men, 83 horses
31 Jan 1900 - Southampton to Cape Town - 12 officers, 236 men, 242 horses
31 Mar 1900 - Southampton/Queenstown to Cape Town - 27 officers, 500 men
2 Aug 1902 - Durban to Southampton - 74 officers, 1,109 men


Below is a silver-mounted glass cigarette box, presented to the Captain of the S.S. Goth by the officers of the 41st (Hampshire) and 43rd (Suffolk) Companies, 12th Bn. Imperial Yeomanry. The Goth, with E.L. Travers as Captain, sailed from Southampton on 31st January 1900, and arrived at Cape Town on 23rd February.

The box is inscribed: "PRESENTED TO / CAPTAIN E.L. TRAVERS / (S.S. 'GOTH') / BY / THE OFFICERS OF THE 41ST & 43RD / Cos IMPERIAL YEOMANRY / FEB. 27TH, 1900".

SEE ALSO: S.S. GOTH





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The Monteagle, ship 87

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