HM Indian Troopship Malabar, 1890

Sister ShipsJumna, Crocodile, Serapis and Euphrates.
Troop Capacity1200
FateBecame the receiving ship at Bermuda in 1897. Becoming the Base ship there from 1901. In 1918 she was sold off.
NotesCommissioned for the Indian Government, the Malabar initially ran from the Suez to Bombay. When the canal was opened it undertook the entire journey, travelling from Portsmouth to Bombay and back in 70 days. She had a black line around the hull to distinguish her from her sister ships.

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