The aim of the Melik Society is to advance public awareness of Anglo-Sudanese history in the period 1883-1956 through the restoration and preservation of the river gunboat Melik and the paddle steamer Bordein.
The Society is a registered charity formed in 1994 by a group of individuals with a common interest in the history of the Sudan and her relationship with the United Kingdom.
The Blue Nile Sailing Club
In 1926 when the Melik was retired from government service and leased to the Blue Nile Sailing Club (BNSC) she had a long career in front of her as its club-house.
Send a gunboat
The use of gunboats on the Nile, The dash to Khartoum, Wilson’s return to Metemma, The rule of the Khalifa, Kitchener’s campaign, the expansion of the gunboat flotilla and the Battle of Omdurman.