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Jumna (ship)

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Owner  Nourse Line
Beam  34.1 ft (10.4 m)
Launched  1867
Draft  6.13 m
Builder  W. Pile & Co.
Acquired  1898
Draught  20.1 ft (6.1 m)
Length  64 m
Tons burthen  950,700 kg
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Class and type  Full-rigged iron-hulled ship

The Jumna, named after a tributary of the Ganges in northern India, was a 1,048 ton iron sailing ship built for the Nourse Line, by William Pile of Sunderland in 1867. She was 208.6 feet (63.6 m) long, 34.1 feet (10.4 m) wide and 20.1 feet (6.1 m) deep. The ship was used in the transport of Indian indentured labourers to the colonies, which was a speciality of the Nourse Line.



Details of some of these voyages are as follows:

The 310 labourers she carried to Fiji in 1893 was the smallest number of passengers carried by any ship transporting Indian indentured labourers to Fiji.

On 22 December 1893, the Jumna transported 487 indentured labourers from the Volga (which had sunk) to Jamaica. In 1883 she repatriated 95 labourers back to India from St Lucia and another 137 in August 1892.

In 1898 Jumna was sold to Norwegian owners.

Famous passengers

  • Totaram Sanadhya arrived in Fiji on 23 May 1893
  • References

    Jumna (ship) Wikipedia

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