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River steamer Nagama, Rangoon, Burma

River steamer Nagama (Irrawaddy Flotilla Company), and Tender CB45 alongside, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1906

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Burma Burmese Flotilla Funnel Irrawaddy Myanmar Rangoon Steamer Steamers Tender


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This photograph, taken circa 1906, showcases the picturesque scene of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company's river steamer Nagama docked in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar). The steamer, with its distinctive tall smokestack and ornate decorative details, exudes an air of elegance and sophistication. Anchored nearby is the tender CB45, its smaller size and simpler design a stark contrast to the grandeur of the Nagama. The Irrawaddy River, a major waterway in East Asia, played a crucial role in the transportation and commerce of Burma during the early 1900s. The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, a British enterprise, operated a fleet of steamers that plied the river, connecting various towns and cities, and facilitating the movement of people and goods. The photograph offers a glimpse into the past, transporting us back to a time when river travel was the primary mode of transportation in Burma. The serene waters of the Irrawaddy, dotted with boats and steamers, create a tranquil and idyllic setting. The steamer Nagama, with its steam funnel billowing out plumes of smoke, adds a touch of excitement and dynamism to the otherwise peaceful scene. The tender CB45, with its simple design and functional appearance, serves as a reminder of the support vessels that were an integral part of the flotilla's operations. Together, the Nagama and CB45 represent the diversity and complexity of the river transport system in Burma during the early 1900s. This photograph is a testament to the rich maritime history of Burma and the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the past.

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