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Troopships - SS Jelunga


Group of officers and their families on board SS Jelunga from Malta to Hong Kong in 1897.
Left to right: Captains Woodgate and G L Hibbert, Lieutenants Fletcher, J H Morrah, J H Lloyd, F S B Johnson, R N Dobson, Galloway, Captain J A Paton, Lieutenant R G Parker, Captain D M McLachlan, Lieutenant & Quartermaster T Batchelor, Lieutenants W A L Lethbridge, W B Molony, Major T C F Somerville, Lieutenant R E J Donajowski, Major W H Duffin, Major J M Gawne, Captain W Sandback and Lieutenant Whittington.
Sitting, Colonel J Rowlandson, Mrs Rowlandson, Mrs Gawne, with Donald, Mrs Batchelor, Mrs Duffin and on ground Miss Lancelin Gawne and Master Tommy Batchleor.
Accession Number: KO0012/45 & KO0241/04


Sergeants of the 1st Battalion on board the SS Jelunga between Malta and Hong Kong, 1897.
Accession Number: KO0409/01

SS Jelunga
Built by William Denny & Brothers at Dumbarton and Launched on 30th October 1890 for the British India Associated Steamers. After passenger use she was used as a troop carrier by the Spanish in 1893 during the Cuban Rebellion. She returned to the British India Associated Steamers Company in December 1896 and was used to carry troops, including twice to South Africa during the Boer War. In July 1914 she was sold to the Bombay and Persia Steam Navigation Company. In August 1923 she ran aground at Hong Kong and was scrapped.

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