Our Heritage: 1880


In 1880 Arthur Wilson Bibby, now the guiding force in the fortunes of the Bibby Line realised the vast potential of the Burma trade and ordered two new steamers from Harland & Wolff - Lancashire and Yorkshire.

In 1899 the Yorkshire was the first of the Bibby fleet to be engaged as a troopship in the Boer War and became known during this phase as 'No. 14 Transport'.

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