Wreck of a Mail-Steamer on the Irrawaddy between Mandalay and Prome. Surgeon-Major J. H. Supple. Source: Illustrated London News. 1887. Click on image to enlarge it.

“One of the two fine river steam-boats carrying the weekly mails up the Irrawaddy from Prome to Mandalay, a vessel named the Thoorean, was wrecked on the 9th ult, by striking upon a rock. The passengers were all taken ashore in safety, with their luggage, and the mails were also saved; but the vessel went to pieces. We are indebted to Surgeon-Major J. H. Supple, of the 6th Brigade of the British troops now in Upper Burmah, for a sketch of the wreck at the time when those last remaining on board were about to come off in a steam-launch. Their movements were watched with much interest by some of the natives on the bank of the river.”

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“Wreck of a River Steamer in Burmah.” The Illustrated London News. 90 (26 March 1887): 347-48. Hathi Diigital Library Trust vesrion of a copy in the University of Chicago Library. Web. 2 January 2016.

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