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Updated List of Ships that transported East Indian Laborers to the Caribbean

Updated List of Ships that transported East Indian Laborers to the Caribbean

Posted: 27 Aug 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jun 2002 2:02AM GMT


Indians in the Caribbean

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I have attempted to compile a list of ships that brought and repatriated indentured Indians to and from the Caribbean. This list is short right now. Just for Trinidad alone, 319 voyages were made.



ARRIVALS

DATE SHIP COLONY LABORERS

May 5, 1838 Hesperus British Guiana 156
May 5, 1838 Whitby British Guiana 263
May 30, 1845 Fath Al Razak Trinidad 225
1845 Blundell Jamaica ???
1854 Louis Napoleon Martinique ???
Dec 24, 1854 Aurelei Guadeloupe 344
1856 Merchantman British Guiana 265
May 1, 1857 Maidstone Grenada 289
1858 Salsette Trinidad 203
1859 Hanover Trinidad ???

(Sank St. Helena passengers continued on)
May 1859 Palmyra St. Lucia 318
June 1859 Francis Ridley St. Lucia 261
Feb 15, 1860 Victor Emmanuel St. Lucia 367
Apr 10, 1860 Zemindar St. Lucia 293
1861 Clarence Trinidad ???
1861 Tranvancore St. Vincent 260
1862 Ulysses St. Lucia 287

Another source lists 320
1862 Castle Howard St. Vincent 307
1863 ???? St. Croix 326
1866 Countess of Ripon St. Vincent 214
1866 Countess of Ripon Grenada 264

(Sank 20 Jan 1866 Barbados)
1867 New Castle St. Vincent 473
1868 Lincelles St. Lucia 298
1869 Imperatrice Eugenie St. Vincent 349
1871 Dover Castle St. Vincent 325
1871 Dover Castle British Guinana 90
1871 Souvenence Martinique 376

(Sank near S. Africa all lost)
1872 Enmore British Guiana 517
Jun 5, 1873 Lalla Rookh Suriname ???
Jul 8, 1873 Bengal Suriname ???
Aug 25, 1873 Yorkshire Suriname ???
Nov 8, 1873 Mangalore Suriname ???
Nov 25, 1873 Calcutta Suriname ???
Mar 30 1874 Syria Nevis 315
Jan 13, 1874 Kate Kellock Suriname ???
Feb 14, 1874 Medea Suriname ???
Apr 8, 1874 Howrah Suriname ???
1875 Lincelles St. Vincent 333
Aug 29, 1877 Clive Suriname ???
Nov 13, 1877 Sheila Trinidad 624
April 1878 Lucindas St. Lucia 580
Aug 16, 1878 Zanzibar Suriname ???
Circa 1879 Syria Trinidad ???
1879 Chetah St. Lucia 221
Feb 6, 1880 Ailsa Suriname ???
1880 Lightning St. Vincent 214
1880 Lightning Jamaica 214
Nov 26, 1880 Ailsa Suriname ???
1880 Foyle St. Lucia 67
Mar 14, 1881 British Statesman Suriname ???
1881 Bann St. Lucia 316
Jan 9, 1882 Ailsa Suriname ???
1882 Bayard ????? ???
Jan 13, 1883 Sheila Suriname 402
Dec 18, 1883 British Statesman Suriname ???
1884 Bracadaile St. Lucia 626
Feb 8, 1884 British Nation Suriname ???
Apr 13, 1884 Ailsa Suriname ???
Aug 27, 1884 Laleham & Peshwa Suriname ???
Dec 12, 1884 British Nation Suriname ???
1885 Poonah St. Lucia 306
Jan 14, 1885 Sheila Suriname ???
1887 Foyle British Guiana ???
Jan 18, 1887 John Davie Suriname ???
Jan 3, 1889 The Bruce Suriname ???
Apr 23, 1889 Ganges Suriname ???
Nov 23, 1889 Elbe Suriname ???
Apr 27, 1890 Erne Suriname ???
Nov 17, 1890 Rhine Suriname ???
1890 B.R. British Guiana ???
1890 Allan Shaw Tridad ???
Mar 31, 1891 SS Roumania St. Lucia 554
May 17, 1891 Hereford Suriname ???
May 2, 1892 Lena Suriname ???
Jun 11, 1892 British Peer Suriname ???
1892 Allan Shaw Trinidad ???
Circa 1892 Jura British Guiana ???
Apr 19, 1893 Hereford Suriname ???
Dec 10, 1893 Volga St. Lucia 156

(Sank St. Lucia all saved)
Dec 19, 1893 Grecian Suriname ???Dec 22, 1893 Jumna Jamaica 487

(Laborers from the Volga)
Apr 14, 1894 Erne Suriname ???
Nov 22, 1894 Ems Suriname ???
Apr 27, 1895 Ernie Suriname ???
Oct 26, 1895 Grecian Suriname ???
Nov 11, 1895 Hereford Suriname ???
Circa 1895 Avoca British Guiana ???
Apr 10, 1896 Mersey Suriname ???
Dec 17, 1896 Hereford Suriname ???
Apr 4, 1898 Avon Suriname ???
Apr 27, 1899 Erne Suriname ???
1901 SS Wardha British Guiana ???
Jan 28, 1902 Mersey Suriname ???
Mar 28, 1902 Lena Suriname ???
1903 SS Dahomey Jamaica ???
Jan 10, 1903 Rhone Suriname ???
Dec 14, 1904 Clyde Suriname ???
Nov 8, 1905 Rhone Suriname ???
Oct 15, 1906 Main Suriname ???
Jan 13, 1907 Avon Suriname ???
Jul 3, 1907 Indus Suriname ???
Nov 4, 1907 Indus Suriname ???
Feb 17, 1908 SS Ganges Suriname ???
Jul 10, 1908 SS Ganges Suriname ???
Dec 5, 1908 Indus Suriname ???
Feb 22, 1908 Sutlej Suriname ???
May 2, 1909 Mutlah Suriname ???
Jan 27, 1910 Sutlej Suriname ???
Apr 7, 1912 Ganges Suriname ???
May 14, 1912 Mutlah Suriname ???
Jul 8, 1912 Chenab Suriname ???
Jun 23, 1913 Mutlah Suriname ???
Jul 7, 1913 Chenab Suriname ???
Jan 7, 1914 Sutlej Suriname ???
Jun 4, 1914 Indus Suriname ???
1??? Ugheer British Guiana ???
May 24, 1916 Dewa Suriname ???
1??? Atticar Jorhad St. Lucia ???
1??? Akin St. Lucia ???
1??? SS Ganges Trinidad ???





REPARTRIATION

DATE SHIP COLONY DEPARTED


May 1843 Louisa Baillie British Guiana ???
May 1843 Water Witch British Guiana 236

(both ships)
1867 SS Ganges St. Lucia 451
1868 Lincelles St. Lucia 298
1871 Harkaway St. Lucia 162
1883 Jumna St. Lucia 95
1888 Moy St. Lucia 327
1889 Rhone St. Lucia 132
1890 Hereford St. Lucia 21
Aug 1892 Jumna St. Lucia 137
Sept 1894 British Peer St. Lucia 450
1953 SS Dewa ????? ???

Indentured labourers from India

Grace Walters (View posts)
Posted: 4 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT

Where are the names?

Sochandamandon (View posts)
Posted: 18 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT

Names of East Indian Laborers

Posted: 19 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jun 2002 2:02AM GMT
The names for the indentured laborers can be found in the National Archives for each island in the General Registers (ships lists). For those islands that have lost their records it is possible that copies resided in the PRO (Public Relations Office) in London, England.

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