Indian Local Shipping

By Commander W H Coates RNR, published October 1913


Anchored at the end of Bombay harbour in 1913 was a barque that had been one of the last of the fleet of “country wallahs” that used to carry local trade. Named Shah Jehan and built of teak by Guiselar of Cochin in 1857, she lay out of service and somewhat neglected. Two drawings by the author show her profile and a view from her starboard bow and illustrate his description of her.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Indian Ocean
Subjects include: Merchant Marines

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