ss. Sealda



Official Number Date Builder Tonnage L B D Fate
114027 1902 Sir James Lang & Sons , UK 5381 411 50.7 32.9 Broken up 1923
Capt Colin McDonald - Master 1921 (Australian coast)


1901 November 26th - Launched.
1902 March 7th - Registered as Sealda for the British India Steam Navigation Company at a cost of £101,300. Originally laid down as Selma, but the company had second thoughts. She was one of the S-class ships to be delivered. Her sisters are Sangola, Shirala, Satara, Santhia, Surada and Sofala.
" September - Had an outbreak of fire in her bunkers while loading timber at Fremantle. It was necessary to discharge the coal before the blaze could be brought under control.
1914 Trooped to Europe.

" Served as an Indian Expeditionary Force transport.
1917 Came under the Liner Requisition Scheme.
" October 15th - Attacked by torpedo fire by U53 off Ushant, but emerged unscathed.
  October 16th - Attached by torpedo fire by U22, but again remained unscathed.
1918 December 26th - When arriving into Glasgow from Baltimore, she struck the berthed P&O liner
Deltabut suffered little damage.
1923 January 12th - Sold for £20,000 at Hong Kong to Hajee M H Nemazee of Bombay, purportedly for demolition.
1924 She was sold to the Oriental Navigation Company Ltd of Hong Kong where she continued to trade.
1925 Broken up in Italy.


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