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Yard No. 315

Yard Number 315 was named SUDAN when launched on by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley for Thomas Cook (Egypt) Ltd London

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1921
Ship Type: Paddle Steamer
Ship's Role: Nile Cruises
Tonnage: 600t
Length: 228/236 feet
Breadth: 32.0 feet
Draught: 9.5 feet

Owner History:
Thomas Cook (Egypt) Ltd, London
1950 HE Fouad Serag el Din Pacha (Minister of Finance), Cairo
1955 (managed Eastmar Nile Cruises)
LTI Hotels
Voyages Jules Verne

Her main engines were built by Bow McLachlan & Company , she was powered by Steam triple expansion T3cy 500ihp 9½kn

She is still active as of 2008

Additional Information:
There is some doubt about the origins of SUDAN. She may have been assembled at the Thomas Cook shipyard at Boulac, Cairo from a supply from Bow McLachlan. Alternatively she may have been a rebuilding of one of the WW1 hospital paddlers that were in Egypt in 1920, possibly with a new engine.

Photo supplied by Tom Carreyette