Gladys Story

Contributed by David Gore

SS Vingorla

A silhouette of the ill-fated SS VINGORLA (578 tons) of the British India Line which sailed out of Bombay for Karachi and the Persian Gulf. A topsail schooner with an inverted C.2-cylinder engine carrying up to 28 first & second class passengers, she was one of the smallest of the British India Line fleet, only 67 feet long with a draft of 13 feet, while SS Malda, the rescue ship, was 318 feet long and three times the tonnage. Launched by Caird & Co., Greenock, Scotland and first registered 1875, Vingorla now lies in 20 fathoms at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.

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