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#1 Simon P-G

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:30 AM

Hello,

I can't identify the name of the ship in the attached photo. It looks like 'Tovilla' or Torilla".

It took troops in Nov 1917 from Karachi to Mesopotamia. I'm not sure if Bushire was the disembarkation port or just visited on the way.

I have tried to identify the ship on the Ships List but nothing seemed to match.

Any help appreciated.

cheers
Simon

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#2 Michael Lowrey

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:33 AM

Simon,

The Torilla was a 5205 grt passenger/cargo steamer built in 1911 by Palmers' SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle for British India Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Official Number: 129589.

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Michael

#3 Simon P-G

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:09 AM

Thanks Michael,

Now that I know the correct name I can chase further. In fact as you point out, it is on the 'Ships List', but not on the Ships descriptions page under 'T', but British India Steam Navigation Company page.

Thanks for the help.

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Simon

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:36 PM

You might find something of interest on the British India Steam Navigation Company site:
http://www.biship.com/logentries9.htm