Our Heritage: 1880

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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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