103.6 metres long perpendicular to perpendicular, speed of 13 knots.

Built for 'Bullard King & Company, Limited' (Natal Direct Line), of London.

Engaged on the London to Durban, South Africa, service (& beyond, to Delagoa Bay & Beira in Mozambique).

She was scrapped in 1930 at Stavanger

Mishap entering dry-dock - April 1907

At Furness, Withy's dry dock when entering Hartlepool Harbour a strong easterly wind swung her around with her bow lying within 40 feet of the Town Wall completely blocking the Harbour entrance. She was towed off on the following tide. 13 April 1907

On Aug. 19 (or possibly Aug. 22), 1918, when under the command of Captain William T. Miller, Umvolosi struck a mine off Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

Miller was awarded the Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Service (3rd class, in silver) for the incident.

No word as to the circumstances or resulting damage to ship.

It would seem that the vessel left London on Jan. 17, 1930 to be broken up at Stavanger, Norway.

Umvolosi strikes a mine off Colombo - 1918

Master

From

To

R Lewis

1902

1904

B Lincoln

1904

1905

C Hedley

1905

1907

B S Tose

1907

1907

R A Keen

1907

1909

R K Kessler

1909

1912

W T Miller

1912

1918

W G Rivers

1918

1920

W T Miller

1920


Career Summary

Vessel

Built

Tonnage

Official No

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

Umvolosi (2)

1902

115857

James Laing

Sunderland

Geo Clark

Sunderland

Triple Expansion Steam

431 NHP

1


Umvolosi (2)

TMGB

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