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Lake Victoria ferries

Index Lake Victoria ferries

Lake Victoria ferries are motor ships (earlier examples were steamboats) carrying freight and passengers among Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya on Lake Victoria. [1]

61 relations: Armistice of 11 November 1918, Ballast tank, Bow, McLachlan and Company, Bukakata, Bukoba, Car float, Cargo ship, Central Line (Tanzania), Daily Monitor, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, East African Campaign (World War I), East African Railways and Harbours Corporation, Elizabeth II, Entebbe, Imperial British East Africa Company, Indian Ocean, Jinja, Uganda, Kampala, Kenya, Kenya Railways Corporation, Kisumu, Lake Victoria, Lighter (barge), Marine Services Company Limited, Mombasa, Motor ship, MV Victoria (1959), Mwanza, New Vision (newspaper), Paisley, Renfrewshire, Port, Port Bell, Rift Valley Railways Consortium, Royal Mail Ship, Rwanda, Scotland, Scotstoun, Scuttling, Sister ship, SS Nyanza (1907), SS Sybil (1901), SS Winifred (1901), Ssese Islands, Steamboat, Tabora, Tanker (ship), Tanzania, Tanzania Railways Limited, The Seattle Times, ..., The Standard (Kenya), Train ferry, Troopship, Tugboat, Uganda, Uganda Railway, Uganda Railways Corporation, Ugandan shilling, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, World War I, Yarrow Shipbuilders. Expand index (11 more) »

Armistice of 11 November 1918

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and their last opponent, Germany.

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Ballast tank

A ballast tank is a compartment within a boat, ship or other floating structure that holds water, which is used as ballast to provide stability for a vessel.

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Bow, McLachlan and Company

Bow, McLachlan and Company was a Scottish marine engineering and shipbuilding company that traded between 1872 and 1932.

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Bukakata

Bukakata, sometimes spelled as Bukakkata, is a lakeside town in Masaka District, Central Uganda.

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Bukoba

Bukoba is a city situated in the north west of The United Republic Of Tanzania on the south western shores of Lake Victoria.

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Car float

A railroad car float or rail barge is an unpowered barge with rail tracks mounted on its deck.

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Cargo ship

A cargo ship or freighter ship is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another.

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Central Line (Tanzania)

The Central Line (Mittellandbahn), formerly known as the Tanganyika Railway (Tanganjikabahn) is the most important railway line in Tanzania apart from TAZARA.

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Daily Monitor

The Daily Monitor is Uganda's leading independent daily newspaper.

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Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam (Dar) (from دار السلام, "the house of peace"; formerly Mzizima) is the former capital as well as the most populous city in Tanzania and a regionally important economic centre.

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Dodoma

Dodoma (literally "It has sunk" in Gogo), officially Dodoma City, is the national capital of The United Republic Of Tanzania and the capital of Dodoma Region, with a population of 410,956.

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East African Campaign (World War I)

The East African Campaign in World War I was a series of battles and guerrilla actions, which started in German East Africa (GEA) and spread to portions of Portuguese Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, the Uganda Protectorate, and the Belgian Congo.

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East African Railways and Harbours Corporation

The East African Railways and Harbours Corporation (EAR&H) is a defunct company that operated railways and harbours in East Africa from 1948 to 1977.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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Entebbe

Entebbe is a major town in Central Uganda.

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Imperial British East Africa Company

The Imperial British East Africa Company (IBEAC) was the administrator of British East Africa, which was the forerunner of the East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).

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Jinja, Uganda

Jinja is a town in Uganda, the third-largest economy in the East African Community.

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Kampala

Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda.

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Kenya

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with its capital and largest city in Nairobi.

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Kenya Railways Corporation

Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC), also Kenya Railways (KR) is the national railway of Kenya.

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Kisumu

Kisumu, officially known as Kisumu City (and formerly Port Florence), is the Kenyan inland port city on Lake Victoria and the capital city of Kisumu County, Kenya.

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Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; Nalubaale in Luganda; Nyanza in Kinyarwanda and some Bantu languages) is one of the African Great Lakes.

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Lighter (barge)

A lighter is a type of flat-bottomed barge used to transfer goods and passengers to and from moored ships.

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Marine Services Company Limited

Marine Services Company Limited (MSCL) is a Tanzanian company that operates ferries, cargo ships and tankers on three of the African Great Lakes, namely Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa.

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Mombasa

Mombasa is a city on the coast of Kenya.

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Motor ship

A motor ship or motor vessel is a ship propelled by an internal combustion engine, usually a diesel engine.

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MV Victoria (1959)

MV Victoria is a Lake Victoria ferry operated by the Marine Services Company Limited of Tanzania.

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Mwanza

Mwanza is a mid-sized port city on the southern eastern shores of Lake Victoria in north western Tanzania.

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New Vision (newspaper)

The New Vision is an English-language newspaper published daily in print form and online.

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Paisley, Renfrewshire

Paisley (Pàislig, Paisley) is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area.

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Port

A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Port Bell

Port Bell is a small industrial centre in the greater metropolitan Kampala area, in Uganda.

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Rift Valley Railways Consortium

Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is a consortium that was established to manage the parastatal railways of Kenya and Uganda.

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Royal Mail Ship

Royal Mail Ship (sometimes Steam-ship or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used for seagoing vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.

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Rwanda

Rwanda (U Rwanda), officially the Republic of Rwanda (Repubulika y'u Rwanda; République du Rwanda), is a sovereign state in Central and East Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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Scotland

Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scotstoun

Scotstoun is an area of Glasgow, Scotland, west of Glasgow City Centre.

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Scuttling

Scuttling is the deliberate sinking of a ship by allowing water to flow into the hull.

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Sister ship

A sister ship is a ship of the same class or of virtually identical design to another ship.

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SS Nyanza (1907)

SS Nyanza is a disused passenger-cargo steamer on Lake Victoria in East Africa.

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SS Sybil (1901)

SS Sybil was a cargo and passenger Lake Victoria ferry in East Africa.

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SS Winifred (1901)

SS Winifred was a cargo and passenger Lake Victoria ferry in East Africa.

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Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda.

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Steamboat

A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.

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Tabora

Tabora is the capital of Tanzania's Tabora Region and is classified as a municipality by the Tanzanian government.

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Tanker (ship)

A tanker (or tank ship or tankship) is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk.

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Tanzania

Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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Tanzania Railways Limited

The Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) is a state-owned enterprise that runs one of Tanzania's two main railway networks.

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The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.

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The Standard (Kenya)

The Standard is one of the largest newspapers in Kenya with a 48% market share.

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Train ferry

A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.

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Troopship

A troopship (also troop ship or troop transport or trooper) is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime.

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Tugboat

A tug (tugboat or towboat) is a type of vessel that maneuvers other vessels by pushing or pulling them either by direct contact or by means of a tow line.

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Uganda

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

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Uganda Railway

Mainly built to serve as a transport system of carrying goods such as minerals from interior Uganda and the Magadi section in Kenya, the once famous railway also faced some drawbacks to its completion.

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Uganda Railways Corporation

The Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) is the parastatal railway of Uganda.

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Ugandan shilling

The shilling (sign: USh; code: UGX) is the currency of Uganda.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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Yarrow Shipbuilders

Yarrow Shipbuilders Limited (YSL), often styled as simply Yarrows, was a major shipbuilding firm based in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow on the River Clyde.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Victoria_ferries

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