Umvolosi (2)

103.6 metres long perpendicular to perpendicular, speed of 13 knots.

Built for 'Bullard King & Company, Limited' (Natal Direct Line), of London.

Engaged on the London to Durban, South Africa, service (& beyond, to Delagoa Bay & Beira in Mozambique).

On Aug. 19 (or possibly Aug. 22), 1918, when under the command of Captain William T. Miller, Umvolosi struck a mine off Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

Miller was awarded the Lloyd's Medal for Meritorious Service (3rd class, in silver) for the incident.

No word as to the circumstances or resulting damage to ship. It would seem (ex a Norwegian site) that the vessel left London on Jan. 17, 1930 to be broken up at Stavanger, Norway.

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