[British India Steam Navigation Limited]

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[British India Steam Navigation Limited]
Laurence Miller, donor
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Subjects / Keywords:
British Passenger Ships
British India Line
Sangola (Ship)
Sirdhana (Ship)
Santhia (Ship)
Dwarka (Ship)
Ocean travel -- East Africa
Ocean travel -- Indian Ocean
Ocean travel -- Far East
Ocean travel -- India
Tourism -- East Africa
Tourism -- India
Ocean travel -- Persian Gulf
Tourism -- Persian Gulf
Ocean liners -- United Kingdom
Ocean liners -- Great Britain
Cruise lines -- Great Britain
Cruise ships -- Great Britain


British India represented one of Britain's colonial links with India and East Africa. They maintained regular line service to East Africa and to India, and various local services in the Middle and Far East and along the African Coast. In the 1960's to 1980's, they were also well known for their Educational Cruises combining cabin class accommodation for ordinary passengers and the equivalent of dormitory space for school students. The ships in the collection, from all services, include the following:
Educational cruises, Uganda and Nevasa with deck plans, color interior photos, and schedules for both ships: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 (2), 1973, 1974 (brief), 1975 (2), 1977-78 (Uganda only, brief information), 1979 (from here on, Uganda only), 1983, a complete plan of Uganda including dormiitory areas (n.d.). 2 July, 1979, luncheon menus. Article, "The Unique Uganda," by Peter C. Kohler, December, 1960. Brief sumary of cruises, 1970.
Brochure on Far East Service with interior b&w photos, ships Sangola, Sirdhana, Santhia.
"World Travel," major booklet on BI services and destinations, with b&w photos of interiors; n.d., but probably early postwar.
Kenya and Uganda in East Africa service: Passenger sailings and fares, 1957, 1959-60.; large deck plan, Kenya, 1954; of Uganda, 1955; "Uganda: New Liner for U.K.-East African Service," n.d.; Journal of Commerce British India Number, September 28, 1956, celebrating the line's 1856-1956 centenerary. Flier promoting the joint BI-P&O line services, also, sailings and fares both lines 1954.
Dwarka: fliers with schedules, fares, misc. information, 1970.
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Record Information

Source Institution:
The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location:
The Wolfsonian FIU Library Collection ( LAURENCE MILLER COLLECTION )
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
XC2008.09.1.358 ( accession number )
20747181 ( EOS.Web )