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No. 18 - Orissa

Pacific Steam Navigation Co.

Master: A.J. Cooper
Chief Officer: A.E. Cumming
Chief Engineer: A. Carnochan / A. Chittenden
2nd Officer: C.C. Hildyard
3rd Officer: W.R. Jeffcott / A. Lovegrove
2nd Engineer: H. Bleasdale
3rd Engineer: J.G. Berrington
Surgeon: C.A. Fortin

Note: this was the second use of "No. 18", which had originally been issued to Pavonia (engaged 3 Oct 1899 – 9 Jun 1900)

"At the end of the war Orissa had the distinction of conveying back to the UK Lord Kitchener, Sir John French and Sir Ian Hamilton" ( shipnostalgia.com )

Admiralty Return, 13 Aug 1903

Date of Admiralty agreement: 14 Jun 1902
109th Transport to be engaged by the Admiralty.

Period of engagement: 20 Jun 1902 to 31 Dec 1902
Total days at sea: 128
Total numbers transported to South Africa: 25 officers, 2 warrant officers, 731 men
Total numbers transported from South Africa: 78 officers, 2,001 N.C.O.'s & men, 12 horses
Total cost (hire, fittings, coal, port dues and conversion to a Hospital Ship): £49,069



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