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Asiatic Steam Navigation Company
1878 Company formed under the auspices of the Liverpool merchant house Turner and Co and their Calcutta associates Turner Morrison & Company, to develop "steam communication" in the Bay of Bengal. The new company received the active support of both Thomas H. Ismay and William Imrie of White Star Line.
Asiatic served the Indian coastal trade and an Indian Government mail contract between Calcutta and the Andaman Islands.
1934 British India Steam Navigation Co acquired a controlling interest
1935 The Ismay connection ended and both Asiatic and Mogul Line became part of the P&O Group. Mogul was sold to Indian interests in 1960
1961 British India acquired the remaining Asiatic shares.
1965 management of Asiatic's ships passed to the P&O Group's new tramp shipping management company Hain Nourse.