A steamer of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company with flats alongside, shewing the way troops were conveyed up the river. 1885

Quote from W.W. Hooper “The flats [barges] are, as it were, tucked under the arms of the steamer, being securely fastened to it on either side. They are flat bottomed, and only draw about 4 feet of water, but they are capable, on their two decks, of accommodating a large number of passengers.”
British Library, Medium: Photographic print; Date: 01/11/1885; Shelfmark: Photo 312/(8); Item number: 3128

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