Years in Service
Completed as Assam for P&O SN Co
1870 Sold to PSNC and renamed Caldera
1877 Chartered by Donald Currie for two mail voyages
1879 Sold to French Line
Steam 2 Cyl
Built originally for P&O as Assam. She never went to sea under that name and was renamed Caldera and ran under the flag of Pacific Line to South America.
After being sold to Laird Bros. She was chartered to Donald Currie and took two mail sailings to the Cape in 1877.
Among the passengers she took on her second voyage was Anthony Trollops, who, on completing his travels, published his well-known work on South Africa.