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PS SUDAN River Nile, Egypt
Most websites regard this paddle steamer
as built shortly after 1885 and most
reporters have used this information for their work . However, the Clydebuilt website, a very
authoritative source for all Clyde-built ships, lists SS Sudan as having been
built by Bow, McLachlan at Paisley, Scotland in 1921 and it is likely that she
was started in 1915 and completed in 1921.
Cook's ships would have been supplied in parts and reassembled on the Nile, probably at Bulak.
Sailing between Luxor and Aswan (4 nights upstream, 3 downstream), she has 18 cabins on the upper deck and 5 suites on the main deck forward.
Engines : Triple Expansion (17, 26 and 43 inches x 48 inches stroke). She has been given auxiliary diesel propulsion (Caterpillar 3408 unit / Aquamaster azimuthal propellor) at the stern and an electric bow thruster, especially useful for short movements when idle at Luxor or Aswan.
Sudan in 2011 in photos kindly supplied by Kevin Hoggett
The following four images were kindly supplied by William M. Worden and show PS Sudan as she was in 1996
Go to : Ship's Official Website