Hugh,Hugh MacLean said:HMT Nevasa (2) British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Built 1913. 9200 GRT. Scrapped Bo'ness 1948.
One of 2 troopers provided by the British India until the specially designed ships appeared just before the war. Twin-screw, quadruple-expansion engines, 7 boilers. 1,515 tons fuel. In later years carried parties of school children on visits to the Norwegian fjords.
Hi Ron,Ron Stringer said:Hugh,
The 'Nevasa' that became famous for the school cruises was a later vessel, delivered to BI in their centenary year, 1956. She too started life as a troopship before moving to the "educational cruise" market. Used to see her regularly in Southampton in the early 1960s.