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Port of Colombo Passenger Lists

View of the Breakwater, Colombo Harbor

View of the Breakwater at Colombo Harbor, 1908

Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (which is the official capital of Sri Lanka) suburb or the parliament capital of Sri Lanka.

Due to its large harbour and its strategic position along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago. It was made the capital of the island when Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815, and its status as capital was retained when the nation became independent in 1948.

Digitized Ships Lists for the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

1947-12-30 Ships List for the R.M.S. Orion

1947-12-30 Ships List for the R.M.S. Orion

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • Steamship: R.M.S. Orion
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 December 1947
  • Route: London (Tilbury) to Sydney via Aden, Colombo, Port Said, Fremantle, and Melbourne
  • Commander: Captain C. Fox, C.B.E
1948-02-07 Ships List for the R.M.S. Orion

1948-02-07 Ships List for the R.M.S. Orion

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • Steamship: R.M.S. Orion
  • Class of Passengers: First Saloon
  • Date of Departure: 7 February 1948
  • Route: Sydney to Southampton via Melbourne, Fremantle, Colombo, Aden, and Port Said
  • Commander: Captain C. Fox, C.B.E
  • Notable Passengers: The Rt. Hon. The Viscount and Viscountess Nuffield, G.B.E., Rt. Hon. Lord and Lady Rotherwick, Col. The Rt. Hon, Sir Leslie Wilson, G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.I.E., D.S.O. and Lady Wilson, Sir George Aylwen and Lady Aylwen, The Archbishop of Belbourne & Mrs. J. J. Booth, The Bishop of Riverina and Mrs. C. H. Murray, Rt. Rev. R. Thomas, Bishop of Willochra, Dr. W. H. Johnson, Bishop of Ballarat
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