Emigration: Bombay to Mombasa in the early 1920s
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Hi, I wonder if anyone could help.
Where would I be able to obtain a passenger list for ships travelling from Bombay to Mombasa in the early 1920s? Many thanks, Bill
The biggest player on the Bombay – East Africa service in the 1920’s was the British India Line. B.I. started the fortnightly Bombay – East Africa service in 1896. In the early 1920’s the responded to a great rise in the trade with the new-built Khandalla. B.I.’s archives may be found within the P&O collection at the NMM. Another player on the India – East Africa service at this time was Andrew Wier’s Bank Line, but a regular passenger service was not forthcoming until the acquisition of Bullard and King’s service in 1933.
There were almost certainly other lines engaged on this service, but the B.I. would be my first stop.
Hope this is helpful, P.H.K.
Many thanks Peter – that’s a great start – I’ll follow it up.
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