The South African War
1899 - 1902
Boarding of English troops on the Briton
On 11 November 1899 this vessel departed Southampton carrying, in addition to several squadrons,
six million cartridges for rifles of small caliber and 100 tonnes of shells.
This ship of 10000 tons has the advantage of power to reach Cape Town in 15 or 16 days.
Boarding of English troops on the Kildonan Castle
On 4 November 1899 this vessel, adapted for the purpose, embarked 3000 men.
It is one of the 157 ships, passenger ships or cargo boats that the English government had requisitioned for the transportation of its troops to the Transvaal