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Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Ltd. photograph album relating to residences and steamers

ALB0298

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Object ID ALB0298
Description Contents (plate number): 1. S.S. Rollo [Starboard bow view of “Rollo” (1899), a double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(V) 2. Bruno [Starboard broadside view of “Bruno” (1899), a double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(V) 3. S.S. Salween [Starboard broadside view of tug “Salween” (1897)] - Negative number: B2725(V) 4. [No caption – Shows two one-cylinder steam engines side by side on the ground, probably next to some workshop – “Dalla 1891 Dockyard “ painted on each of them] - Negative number: B2725(V) 5. X Chin Dwin P.S. 1875 [Shows a distant view taken from the shore of Flat No.28 “Chindwin” (1875) at the end of a line of pile – “Chindwin”, a paddle steamer hulked in 1888, was converted into a pile driver in 1913 and broken up in 1914] - Negative number: B2724(W) 6. [No caption – Shows a hole in the plating of an unidentified large vessel] - Negative number: B2726(B) 7. “Kennedy” [Starboard bow view of creek steamer “Kennedy” (1888)] - Negative number: B2726(B) 8. Yomah [Handwritten in pencil in margin with arrow showing the vessel on photograph – The picture shows actually a starboard broadside view of – from right to left: paddle steamer “Yomah (1885), Flat No.100 “Sayfan” (1887) and Flat No.104 “Noathat” (1887)] - Negative number: B2725(D) 9. S.S. “Okpho” stranded October 1902 [Distant port broadside view of “Okpho” (1879) ran aground and surrounded by people] - Negative number: B2726(A) [Two views of an unidentified barge built by J.S. Watson, Gainsborough, for the Irrawaddy Flotilla, certainly taken at the factory itself. They show the barge only assembled with nuts and bolts – with “JW”, “IF” and plate number clearly visible on each plate – before being taken back to pieces for packaging and shipping to Burma]: 10. [No caption but “No.538” on print – Starboard broadside view of the barge] - Negative number: B2726(A) 11. [No caption but “No.539” on print – Port broadside view of the barge] - Negative number: B2726(A) 12. I.F.C.Ltd-P.S.-“Japan” [To be linked with Nos.90 and 91 – Caption written on print – Shows a portrayed group – crew? – on the bridge of what is supposed to be the paddle steamer “Japan” (1904) – Two telegraphs visible] - Negative number: B2724(X) 13. S.S. “Bandoola” [Starboard broadside view of “Bandoola” (1898), a twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(M) 14. [No caption – View taken from the top of a slipway - Shows people working on a tug or creek launch, barges and double decked steamer on the river, and a large cargo ship in the background] - Negative number: B2725(M) [Two views of a barge built by J.S. Watson, Gainsborough, for the Irrawaddy Flotilla, very similar to Nos.10 and 11 – Each view is sealed “J.S. Watson, Steel & Iron Lighter Barge & Steam Boat Builder – Gainsborough” – Here too, they show the barge only assembled with nuts and bolts with “JW”, “IF” and plate number clearly visible on each plate before being taken back to pieces for packaging and shipping to Burma – Thanks to the date the barge may be identified with Flat No.86 “Dundas” (1903)]: 15. 1902 [“No.498 and seal on the print – Port broadside view of the barge] - Negative number: B2725(M) 16. 1902 [“497”, “J.W.280” and seal on the print – Starboard broadside view of the barge] - Negative number: B2725(M) 17. Maymyo House - Negative number: B2725(M) 18. S.S. “Borneo” [Port bow view of “Borneo” (1901), a double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(M) 19. “Bandoola” (1898) [Rather distant port quarter view of “Bandoola” (1898), a twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(N) 20. [No caption – Port quarter view of an unidentified double decked screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(N) 21. Wreck of “Angelo” after being lifted 20/5/01 [Quarter view of heavily damaged double decked twin screw steamer “Angelo” (1892), stranded on beach and being dismantled – Indeed “Angelo” sunk in collision, was salved and finally scrapped in 1901] - Negative number: B2725(N) 22. [No caption – Starboard just off bow view of “Rollo” (1899), a double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(N) The burning of the S.S. “Ava” – March 1902 [Paddle steamer “Ava” (1888) also known as “Ava II”] 23. [No caption – View taken on the main deck (stern?) after the fire showing capstan, collapsed roof, etc.] - Negative number: B2725(J) 24. [No caption – Starboard broadside view of “Ava”, after being destroyed by fire – Tug “Salween” (1897) along her with an unidentified launch – Local boats in the foreground] - Negative number: B2725(J) 25. [No caption – Close view from above of the chaotic deck – Engines and part of boiler can be discerned] - Negative number: B2725(J) 26. [No caption – View direct at stern of “Ava” with people on board – Tug “Salween” (1897) along her: port just off stern] - Negative number: B2725(J) 27. [No caption – Close view of an engine and its generator] - Negative number: B2725(J) 28. S.S. “Ava” [Distant starboard bow view of “Ava” completely devastated with aft still burning – Tug already alongside her – Local boats] - Negative number: B2725(J) 29. S.S. “Ava” [Similar to No.23] - Negative number: B2725(J) 30. [No caption – Port broadside view of paddle steamer “Tokio” (1901), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2725(E) 31. No caption – “No.5 “ handwritten on right corner of the print – Port just off bow view of paddle steamer “Okpho” (1879) and partly of twin screw steamer “Ananda” (1883)] - Negative number: B2725(B) 32. [No caption – Port broadside view of an unidentified double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(K) 33. [No caption – Starboard broadside view of an unidentified paddle steamer] - Negative number: B2725(K) 34. Tarok [Port broadside view of “Tarok” (1901), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2725(K) 35. “Hlawga” [Blurred distant port broadside view of a tug – “Hlawga” (1903)?] - Negative number: B2725(K) 36. Ava rebuilt 1902 [Port broadside view of “Ava” (1903) known as “Ava IV”, rebuilt with new hull fitted with boilers and engines of “Ava” (1888) or “Ava II”, destroyed by fire in 1902 – See No.23 to 29] - Negative number: B2725(L) Launch of Kyauktan Rangoon 2nd Pilot Brig [“Kyauktan” (1903)] 37. [No caption – Shows apparently the moment of launch or just afterwards – The hull is already afloat but still protected by a large roof – Many people from the ship yard all around – Starboard just off stern view of the ship] - Negative number: B2725(H) 38. [No caption – Port just off bow view of “Kyauktan” anchored in the harbour] - Negative number: B2725(H) 39. Hull of Ava after 3rd fire. Her engines and boilers went to a new hull Ava IV [Starboard quarter view of hull of “Ava” (1888) or “Ava IV” alongside the bank of the river with her distorted structures – Hull apparently emptied of engines and boilers – See Nos.23 to 29] - Negative number: B2725(A) [Paddle steamer “Yomah” (1885) destroyed by fire in March 1904] 40. Yomah [Apparently shows a port bow view] - Negative number: B2725(Z) 41. Yomah [Starboard broadside view of the central part of the steamer at the level of the paddle wheel] - Negative number: B2725(Z) 42. Yomah [Shows a general view of the site of the wreck taken from the river – “Yomah” can be seen on right hand side, apparently broken in two and still burning] - Negative number: B2725(Z) 43. 9th November 1903 – Pilot Brig “Kyauktan” decorated in honour of Lady Barnes’ arrival per S/S Mandalay [Shows a starboard broadside view of “Kyauktan” (1903)] - Negative number: B2725(Z) [Six general views of flooding – No caption] 44. [Narrow gauge railway with native people on each side] - Negative number: B2725(P) 45. [A two-storey house – offices? – with some workshops] - Negative number: B2725(P) 46. [Workshops] - Negative number: B2725(P) 47. [Village – Stern of an unknown steamer on right hand side] - Negative number: B2725(P) 48. [A submerged dike? – Local boats around] - Negative number: B2725(P) 49. [Same house as No.45 but closer view] - Negative number: B2725(P) 50. Tantabin [Distant and faded view – Starboard bow view of “Tantabin” (1909), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel – On each side of “Tantabin” are seen two flats: No.16 “Yandoo” (1874) and maybe No.27 “Allanmyo” (1876) sunk in 1909] - Negative number: B2725(P) 51. [No caption – A large funnel is emerging from the water just next to a tall and narrow pontoon with someone on top of it] - Negative number: B2725(P) 52. [No caption – Same vessels as No.50 but from port side] - Negative number: B2725(P) [Paddle steamer “Taping” (1907) aground] 53. [No caption – Port bow view of “Taping” aground on a large sandbank and protected by a handmade fence] - Negative number: B2725(W) 54. Taping aground 1909 [More distant view than No.53 – Print half torn: some caption at the back?] - Negative number: B2725(W) B.R.J pictures 17/c [Handwritten in pencil on the card board page for Nos.55 to 59, all on the same page – Each picture has also its own caption handwritten in black ink on the print] 55. Taken in August 30th am [Shows a starboard just off bow view of moored stern wheel steamer “Katha” (1904) aground but with stern still floating] - Negative number: B2725(W) 56. “Yemin” – Mandalay-Bhamo Service [Starboard just off stern view of paddle steamer used as feeder vessel “Yemin” (1910) towing two barges alongside her on each side: No.17 “Kama” (1875) and an unknown one] - Negative number: B2725(W) 57. Tug Lanmadaw Towing 2 Cargo flats Rangoon-Mandalay Service [Distant starboard bow view of tug “Lanmadaw” (1909) towing two unidentified flats alongside her] - Negative number: B2725(W) 58. Paddle “Tharrawa” Rangoon-Mandalay Service towing two flats as usual [Distant port bow view of “Tharrawa” (1909), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel, towing two unidentified flats alongside her] - Negative number: B2725(W) 59. Tug “Thilwa” towing two oil flats [Distant port bow view of “Thilwa” (1908), towing flat No.73 “Tagoon”?] - Negative number: B2725(W) 60. 1 of two engines removed from “Moyait” [Shows a two-cylinder steam engine on deck of a vessel – Tug “Moyait” (1882) hulked circa 1900] - Negative number: B2725(O) 61. Lahore 1880 [Starboard bow view of a wrecked paddle steamer still with her two funnels and half buried in a sand bank – “Lahore” (1866?)] - Negative number: B2726(J) 62. S.S. “Bandoola” [Port bow view of twin screw steamer “Bandoola” (1898)] - Negative number: B2725(S) 63. “Pulu” {“Pulu sunk April 1894” handwritten on print – Shows remains of paddle steamer “Pulu” (1879), a wreck in middle of the river with funnel still standing – “Pulu” is said to have actually sunk in collision in 1897] - Negative number: B2725(S) 64. Flat 98 Hacho 1887 [Actually a long panoramic picture - made of merged photographs taken from top of the bank - folded inside the album and showing a very large and distant flat landscape with vessels on the foreground moored alongside – From left to right: Flat No.98 “Hacho” (1887) being loaded with cargo by a few men, a handsome and unidentified small paddle steamer named “Free Bower” (?), local junks and steamers on the far right with large rafts – Much wood all along the river to be used as boiler fuel by steamers] - Negative number: B2725(R) & B2725(Q) 65. [No caption – General view of a large river] - Negative number: B2725(L) 66. [No caption – Taken from river – Shows a small pier and unidentified twin screw steamer – Direct at stern] - Negative number: B2725(L) 67. [No caption – Starboard broadside view of “Kawlin” (1914), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2725(F) 68. Oil barge under erection in Rangoon for the Burma River Transport Co. 6/11/09 [Port just off bow view of the barge on slipway before painting] - Negative number: B2725(G) 69. S.S. “India” [Starboard bow view of paddle steamer “India” (1903), alongside the pier with many passengers on board] - Negative number: B2724(Z) 70. S.S. “India” on “slip”. S.S. Burma on side 1903 [Striking view – direct at stern – of three vessels on a slipway: an unidentified flat still under erection on the foreground, paddle steamer “India” (1903) behind her to the left, and paddle steamer “Burma” (1902) to the right] - Negative number: B2725(I) 71. S/S. “India” [Starboard bow view of paddle steamer “India” (1903) arriving? This photograph could have been taken just before No.69] - Negative number: B2725(I) 72. Khata II [Starboard bow view of stern wheel steamer “Khata” (1904) or “Khata II”, still with three decks] - Negative number: B2724(Y) 73. S. Ava lying at Dalla burned 26/9/06 – 2nd [?] – [Caption partially unreadable - View taken from bank of the river – Shows a port broadside view of “Ava” (1888), heavily damaged alongside workshops and surrounded by other vessels – Flat No.72 “Kyeethai” alongside “Ava”] - Negative number: B2725(X) 74. [No caption – Port broadside view of double deck twin screw steamer “Meping” (1910)] - Negative number: B2725(X) 75. Oil barge – Paddle “Tantabin” – Paddler “Tharrawa” – Vessels of Burma River Transport Co under construction [Captions handwritten under each vessel shown on picture - Port just off stern view of an unidentified barge, and of paddle steamers used as feeder vessels “Tantabin” (1909) and “Tharrawa” (1909) with superstructures still under work and belonging to Irrawaddy Flotilla Company] - Negative number: B2725(T) 76. Two 100 ton [?] barges – Oil barge – Vessels of Burma River Transport Co [Captions handwritten all around the photograph with arrows showing the vessel – One of them is unreadable – Shows bow of “P.B.No.3” (?), starboard broadside of a unknown tug or launch in the background, alongside a large flat “B.R.T.Co No.11 (?)] - Negative number: B2725(U) 77. 100 ton [?] barge and an oil barge under erection in Rangoon for Burma River Transport Company 6/11/06 [Shows two barges just off stern or bow still on slipway] - Negative number: B2726(G) 78. [No caption – “P.Klier-Rangoon” in right bottom corner of the print – Bow view of paddle steamer “Japan” (1904)] - Negative number: B2726(F) 79. Locomotive engine built at Dick Kerr & Co’s Works Kilmarnock 1901 – Thaton-Duyinzeik Railway [Shows the left side of a 0-6-0 Kerr 2ft 6ins gauge 18 tons locomotive with its 2-axle tender and looking pretty new – Photograph taken in a workshop, probably in Burma] - Negative number: B2726(D) 80. S.S. “Scorpio” [port bow view of creek steamer/launch “Scorpio” (1900)] - Negative number: B2726(E) 81. S.S. “Shan” {Starboard bow view of paddle steamer “Shan” (1888) under work on a slipway] – On the left can be seen the small steam power plant used to drive the winches] - Negative number: B2726(E) 82. New Office & Clerks’ House at Bhamo [External view of the buildings behind a fence on the other side of a road – A sign tells: “Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. No.1 Ghaut Road”] - Negative number: B2726(C) 83. Clerks’ House at Bhamo [similar picture] - Negative number: B2726(C) 84. Yankeetown [Port broadside view of paddle steamer “Yankeetown (1878)] - Negative number: B2724(E) 85. Unknown [Shows an incomprehensible and close view of a part of the bank of the river under trees] - Negative number: B2724(D) 86. [No caption – Much more distant view than photograph No.5 of Flat No.28 “Chindwin” (1875) – Converted into a pile driver in 1913 – Broken up in 1914] - Negative number: B2724(?) 87. [No caption – General view of workshops with a double decked steamer under work on right hand side] - Negative number: B2724(I) 88. Moyait [Port just off stern and close view of tug “Moyait” (1882) erected on a slipway and being dismantled? – Stern and port side of hull damaged – Hulked circa 1900] - Negative number: B2724(F) 89. Yankeetown – Lost by Fire Rangoon Apr.1891; Hull used as coal barge – foundered 1904 [Close view of severely damaged superstructures of paddle steamer “Yankeetown (1878)] - Negative number: B2724(G) 90. I.F.C.Ltd. – P.S. “Japan” – P. Klier-Rangoon [Handwritten caption in white on the print – Shows a large group probably portrayed at the same place as No.12 – Members of staff? – Native girls and a child on the foreground] - Negative number: B2724(T) 91. I.F.C.Ltd. – P.S. “Japan” – P. Klier-Rangoon [Handwritten caption in white on the print – Similar picture to No.90] - Negative number: B2724(O) 92. Tarok as built before she was lengthened [Interesting and rare image of a steamer really under way – Starboard bow view of “Tarok” (1901), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2724(N) 93. Momein [View taken from the roof of a vessel on the river just off workshops – Port broadside view of “Momein” (1885) on a slipway still with three decks – Flats Nos.45 “Sheemaga” (1881) and 93 “Koogee” (1887) also on slip] - Negative number: B2724(L) 94. [No caption – Large view seen from the river showing unidentified single or double decked vessels on slipway or floating alongside] - Negative number: B2724(M) 95. [No caption – Direct at bow view of paddle steamer “Canton” (1886) at her launch with many people portrayed all around] - Negative number: B2724(J) 96. Lahore? Wrecked Kyouchet 1880 [The vessel shown here actually looks very similar to the one on No.61 but this time taken from port – Paddle steamer “Lahore” (1866?)] - Negative number: B2724(K) 97. Mohyait [sic] [Port just off stern view of tug “Moyait” (1882) in dock with same damaged as on No.88 – Boiler and steam engine still visible – A two-mast vessel named “Guide Rangoon” (?) just behind her in the background] - Negative number: B2726(H) 98. ? [Shows two unknown men sleeping in chairs in a passenger cabin of a vessel – On the wooden floor can be seen a carpet with the “I.F.C.” logo] - Negative number: B2724(V) 99. [No caption – Port broadside view of stern wheel steamer “Tiddim” (1907)] - Negative number: B2725(Y) 100. [No caption – Port bow view of “Meping” (1910), a double decked twin screw steamer] - Negative number: B2725(Y) 101. [No caption but “Tokio” handwritten in pencil on the back of a torn part of the photograph – Starboard broadside view of “Tokio” (1901), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2725(Y) 102. [No caption – Port broadside view of “Tarok” (1901), a paddle steamer used as feeder vessel] - Negative number: B2725(Y) 103. [No caption – Shows workshops and unknown double decked twin screw steamers: starboard just off stern on slipway] - Negative number: B2725(Y) 104. Yankeetown burnt out 1891 [Starboard broadside view of damaged paddle steamer “Yankeetown” (1878)] - Negative number: B2726(I) 105. Moyait [Starboard broadside view of tug “Moyait” (1882) erected on slipway – View to be linked with No.88] - Negative number: B2724(K) 106. Sir William Peel 1875 [Port just off stern view of paddle steamer “Sir William Peel” (1875?) – Named after Sir William Peel born 1875?] - Negative number: B2724(Q) 107. P.S. “Daga” [Starboard bow view of paddle steamer “Daga” (1887)] - Negative number: B2724(R) 108. Ngankyouk [Starboard just off stern view of tug “Ngankyouk” or “Ngakouk” (1896)] - Negative number: B2724(S) 109. [No caption – Starboard broadside view of Flat No.104 “Noahthat” (1887) with a steam pilot launch alongside – “Alecto” (1870)? – Merchant sails in the background] - Negative number: B2724(U) 110. P.S. “Rescue” [Starboard broadside view of the dredger, rock puncher and salvage paddle vessel “Rescue” (1887)] - Negative number: B2726(N) 111. Bhagiruttee – India General Coy [Port broadside view of Flat No.84 “Bhagiruttee” or “Bhagurrutta 841” (1883) built by India General SN Coy] - Negative number: B2726(M) 112. [No caption – View taken from the river – Shows a row of buildings on the bank: newly built storages? – Local barges moored closely] - Negative number: B2724(A) 113. [No caption – Similar view to No.112 but more to the right] - Negative number: B2723(Z) 114. [No caption – Shows an unidentified large building: company property?] - Negative number: B2722(X) 115. Mandalay Agency [unreadable] 296/50 [Taken from the river: shows a large building on top of the bank] - Negative number: B2723(Y) 116. [No caption – Shows houses, large buildings, workshops and slipway] - Negative number: B2726(L) 117. [No caption – Taken from the river – Shows a row of large buildings – storages? – and a dockside bipod crane on a pier] - Negative number: B2726(Q) 118. [No caption – Very similar to No.85 but closer] - Negative number: B2724(B) 119. S.S. “Talaing” [Port broadside view of creek steamer/launch “Talaing” (1880) – Unidentified 3-mast merchant sails in the background] - Negative number: B2724(C)
Date made circa 1914

Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials paper; cloth; card; black ink; pencil
Measurements Overall: 356 mm x 432 mm
Parts
  • Irrawaddy Flotilla Co. Ltd. photograph album relating to residences and steamers (ALB0298)
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