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Colombo, Sri Lanka Passenger Lists 1947-1954

View of the Breakwater at Colombo Harbor. They Syren & Shipping Illustrated, 26 February 1908.

View of the Breakwater at Colombo Harbor. They Syren & Shipping Illustrated, 26 February 1908. GGA Image ID # 1471d3244f

Passenger Lists available from the GG Archives from the Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain.

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.

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Van Buren of the Dollar Steamship Line, Departing 30 September 1926 from New York to Shanghai

1926-09-30 SS President Van Buren Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Dollar Steamship Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 30 September 1926
  • Route: New York to Marseilles via Havana, Cristobal, Balbao, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Kobe, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manilla, Singapore, Penang, Colombo, Port Said and Alexandria
  • Commander: Captain M. Ridley
Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS Yorkshire of the Bibby Line, Departing 31 January 1936 from Liverpool to Rangoon via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, and Colombo

1936-01-31 SS Yorkshire Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Bibby Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin Class
  • Date of Departure: 31 January 1936
  • Route: Liverpool to Rangoon via Gibraltar, Marseilles, Port Said, Port Sudan, and Colombo
  • Commander: Captain F. W. L. Midgley
1947-12-30 RMS Orion

1947-12-30 RMS Orion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • 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 RMS Orion

1948-02-07 RMS Orion Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Orient Line
  • 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.
Front Cover, P & O RMS Strathmore First Class Passenger List - 24 August 1954.

1954-08-24 RMS Strathmore Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Peninsular & Oriental Line (P&O)
  • Class of Passengers: First Class
  • Date of Departure: 24 August 1954
  • Route: London to Sydney via Port Said, Bombay (Mumbai), Colombo, Fremantle, Adelaide, and Melbourne
  • Commander: Captain A. G. Jenkins

 

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