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The Jaladuta, under the command of Captain Arun Pandia, whose wife was also aboard, left at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 13, 1965. It was a regular cargo carrier of the Scindia Steamship Company but had one passenger cabin aboard which was occupied during the voyage from Kolkata to New York in August and September 1865, by Sri Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami, whose age was listed as 69, and who was taken on board bearing “a complimentary ticket with food.

Reference: Illustration by Bhaktisiddhanta Dasa