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The Almora was a steamship built in 1873 by Wm Denny & Bros, Dumbarton, Scotland for British India Associated Steamers. She was a 2,608 gross ton ship, length 350.2ft x beam 36.4ft (106,74m x 11,09m), one funnel, three masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 10 knots. There was accommodation for 41-1st and 18-2nd class passengers. Launched on 6th Sep.1873, she was placed on the London - Suez - Batavia - Brisbane 'Queensland Royal Mail' service; a 4 weekly service covered (also operated by British India Assoc Steamers) by the Merkara, Roma, Chyebassa and Dorunda.

In 1881 she was transferred to British India Steam Navigation Co, but remained on the same route until 1891 when she transferred to the India service. She was scrapped at Bombay in 1894.


Ship Descriptions

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