The Howrah was chartered for three voyages from England to New Zealand. During one of these voyages, although she made the passage in 96 days, she encountered some very rough weather and ten passengers died.
The Howrah was also used to carry indentured labourers to the West Indies. She arrived in British Guiana on 13 Feb, 1869 , Trinidad on 3 March 1873 carrying 449 (13 died during the trip)  and Suriname on 8 April, 1874 carrying Indian indentured labourers.
- "Howrah". http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ourstuff/Howrah.htm.
- "THE COMPASS: Trinidad". http://immigrantships.net/newcompass/pass_lists/guiana.html.
- "Indian Immigrant Ship List". http://www.rootsweb.com/~ttowgw/archives/indianships.htm.
- "THE COMPASS: Colony - Suriname". http://www.immigrantships.net/newcompass/pass_lists/suriname.html.