Nile Steamers

The Paddle steamers were converted by General Gordon into very effective gunboats, protected by ‘armour’ of upright wooden baulks.


During an active service career spanning over three decades, Bordein served the Turco-Eygptian (Khedivial) administration (1869-1885), the Mahdist regime (1885-1898) and the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium Government (1898-1906).

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Surveying the Bordein

One evening in February…am on 17th January 1912 HMS Medina, which was conveying their newly crowned Majesties King George V and Queen Mary home from the great coronation Durbar at Delhi, docked at Port Sudan.

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