ss. Egra



Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
129570 1911 Workman, Clark & Co Ltd 5109 410.0 52.8 24.7 Broken up 1950
Captain H.M. Macdonald - Master 1935


1911 March 14th - Launched.
" June 1st - Registered as Egra for British India Steam Navigation Company at a cost of £104,344. She was the fourth ship of the E-class to be delivered with the other ships named Ellenga, Edavana, Elephanta, Ellora, Erinpura and Ekma.
" June 12th - Returned to yard with bottom plates damaged.
" August - Completed.
1914 September - Served as an Indian Expeditionary Force transport and was part of the large convoy which left Bombay for Marseilles.
" Spent the remainder of the war in transport service.
1918 May 11th - Trooped from Karachi/Suez.
1922 Grounded off Amoy with minor damage.
1940 July - Taken up on trooping duties for the Second World War and served as a Personnel Ship. She was present at the Kyaukpyu landings.
1943 November 26th - Was sailing in consort with Rohna when the latter was sunk.
1946 October 27th - Grounded in the Hooghly.
" November 7th - Finally refloated from her grounding in the Hooghly.

February 1st - Sold for Rs 313,000 to the Steel Corporation of Bombay. By this time she had clocked up the longest continuous BI service of any ship in the fleet, a record which was soon lost by a small margin to the Barala.


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