built by Bow McLachlan & Company Paisley,
Yard No 315
Engines by Bow McLachlan & Company
Propulsion: Steam triple expansion T3cy 500ihp 9˝kn
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
Status: Active - 2008

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

Last updated: by David Asprey from the original records by Stuart Cameron

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