Kampala

Ian
6th April 2004, 09:35
British India Line


The handsome KAMPALA below was built in 1947. She was 10,304 grt, 507 ft in width and had a service speed of 16 knots.
Funnel markings for B.I. had two white bands close together except DUNERA and DILWARA which had yellow funnels. Hulls were black with a white line, red boot topping, except for some such as the KAMPALA which had white hulls with a black line. When DUNERA and DILWARRA were on trooping service they had white hulls with a broad blue band.
Routes were very numerous and formed a network covering the whole of the Indian Ocean which was the main sphere of operations. Some of the services extended to the U.K. via Suez and the Mediterranean, to Japan and New Zealand.