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November 1955. Launched on 2nd. March from Rotterdam to Halifax, Nova Scotia and back to Glasgow and was then positioned to Avonmouth for runs to Canada and South America. December 1930. Replaced by the Devonshire (2) in 1954 she was decommissioned in June of that year and sold to the Charlton Steam Shipping Company of London, a Chandris subsidiary, and renamed the Charlton Pride. 'Empire Ken' arrives at Port Said. In 1957 she was scrapped at Dalmuir in Scotland. October, whilst performing convoy escort duties, she was damaged in a collision with the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, resulting in a 30 foot long hole in her starboard bow. Her mainmast was removed and her forward well was plated in. September 1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an armed merchant cruiser, and the next day arrived at Belfast for conversion by Harland and Wolff Limited. Historical Drama starting in 1839 in Guangzhou where British merchants dealing with opium are to be executed because the opium is destroying the Empire. October 1913 she left Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo and Valparaiso on 19th. During World War Two she operated as a hospital ship for the German Navy and later was used for the Evacuation of the eastern territories. 18. Various deck scenes with troops aboard 'Empire Ken'. Empire Halladale. In 1946 she was assigned to the British Ministry of Transport and converted into a troopship. After this she carried out trooping voyages to the East Indies, Indo-China and Japan, and in October 1946 took the last British troops from French North Africa. December 1944 she re-emerged with only one funnel and a stump foremast. October 1947 she was returned to her owners and reconditioned in London by R and H Green and Silley Weir Limited. On the 30.8.1939 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty for service as an armed merchant cruiser and converted by her builders. In August 1953 she sailed from Wellington to Hong Kong to pick up garrison troops, then for the next two years was employed as a troopship between the UK and Hong Kong. Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. To MoWT and renamed Empire Kamal. April 1955 she arrived at Liverpool with troops from Japan. She was originally named the TSS Cameronia. BoxRec.com uses cookies to make the site simpler. Director: Ken Loach, 2006 ... Director: Jean Renoir, 1951 This coming of age story revolves around Harriet, the daughter of an English jute mill owner, who lives in a house on the banks of the Ganges. December she was laid up at Kames Bay, the Isle of Bute pending disposal. Her achievements paved the way for the introduction of other retired troopships into cruising operations. January and was given fourteen days to affect temporary repairs, after which she sailed on 2nd. Chitral. Nevasa She then sailed on to Bombay (Mumbai) where she was dry-docked for hull cleaning and further repairs. October 1942 she returned to England for six-month re-armament at Southampton and the Clyde. October 1945, she received a tumultuous welcome. She commenced her maiden voyage on 5th. In 1973 she was stationed in Sydney and started a new life cruising between the Antipodes and South-East Asia, nicknamed the “Funship”, she provided many with memorable holidays in the tropical sun. She was to be closely associated with this port, firstly as a troopship, for twenty-four years, and then as a pioneering educational cruise liner for seven years. Georgic. 8. My father went to Egypt on 6 October 1953, and we then followed him, leaving Southampton on the troopship Empire Ken in early 1954, and arriving at … The s.s. Athlone Castle was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and was launched on 28th. Corfu. the source of empire for Western Europe—for England and France and Holland. On the fall of Abyssinia she took part of the West African Division from Berbera to Durban where they were transhipped, and was later to be employed ferrying American troops from Oran to Naples, in the final phase of the Italian campaign. The ship’s final voyage was a cruise of the Mediterranean, which left New York on 15th. Congressman Kennedy, 1951, report back from Asia-Mideast tour. On Christmas Day she arrived at Liverpool with troops from the Far East, including General Sir William Slim, C-in-C South East Asia. I worked by the Ken, Alcantara, Fowey, Orwell, and Sailed on the Andes 3 times, first in 61 AB, i think the Windrush caught fire off of Gib. This ship was built in 1926 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and at that time was the largest motor ship in the world, and was also the first Royal Mail passenger ship with a cruiser stern. 16. Video > Movies Lightning Strikes West (Western 1940) Ken Maynard 720p 2020-10-17 968.54 MiB 1 2 BurtonW; Video > Movies The Winds of Autumn (Western 1976) Jack Elam 720p 2020-10-16 968.69 MiB 2 2 BurtonW; Video > Movies Down Mexico Way (Comedy Western 1941) Gene Autry 720p 2020-10-14 962.30 MiB 1 1 BurtonW Escorted by the cruiser HMS Devonshire she was towed, stern first, back to Freetown for emergency repairs, later going on to Calcutta for permanent repairs, after which she took up convoy and escort duty in the Indian Ocean. [M]an holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. Ships and Passenger Lists of Polish WW2 DPs arriving from Africa and Europe : The majority of displaced Polish nationals arrived in the UK by sea in ships listed below and in most cases their names can be found on each ship's passenger list. In 1939 she was used by the German Navy as a U-Boat depot ship, but at the beginning of 1945 her use had changed to being a hospital ship. /22nd. The Nevasa was built to celebrate the company’s centenary in 1956 and spent her first few years as a troopship, however, as National Service came to an end, and air transport became more efficient the ship was made redundant and was laid up in the river Fal in 1962 for two years. In early 1940 she commenced her service as an AMC in the Atlantic ocean, where her turn of speed enabled her to overhaul any suspicious vessels with some ease. She completed her last trooping voyage, from Liverpool to Singapore and back in November 1950. Orbita In April 1940 she took part in the evacuation from Norway, transporting a total of 3,063 patients. Monarch of Bermuda. July 1957 she was sent to Newport in South Wales for Scrapping. I was bathroom steward during the Suez crisis back in 56.Johnny Everett was with me.Tiny Gladhill. Launched in 1938 as Hohenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. 6. Slightly larger than the Britannic, her original accommodation was for a total of 1,636 passengers, comprising 479 cabin class, 557 tourist class and 600 third class. Butterworth/Penang Association. Using the rich, previously neglected, archive of the Election Commission, Ornit Shani documents how multi-party democracy based on adult franchise was established in a large, diverse, divided, and desperately poor country. We went to La Guira in Venesuela and to the Maracaibo Lakes. August 1965, having completed her 141st. Asturias. At the beginning of World War Two she had been chartered by the Holland America Line to sail to New York, but as was the case with many liners she was sent to Harland and Wolff, in Belfast, in 1940, for conversion to a Troop Transport Ship. April 1927. 1. Royal Navy, EMPIRE KEN (HMT), troopship Souvenirs and ephemera Moonlight and memory : a WW2 poem written aboard H.M.T. 25. Somersetshire He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983) and Knights of God (1987). She was then offered for sale, but the Australian Government chartered her for the summer. February 1944 she was returned to her owners (P and O) for service as a troopship, a year long conversion being performed by the Alabama Dry-dock Company in America. The HMT Dilwara was Built in 1935 by Barclay, Curle and Company of Glasgow, for the British India Steam Navigation Company, starting her long and distinguished career by taking part in King George V1’s Coronation Review. 24. On the 10th. In July 1955 she reverted to the New Zealand service, but in late 1956 she was used as a troopship during the Suez crisis. 21. After … December 1940, ten other ships were also damaged, including another Company ship the Roxburgh Castle. In August 1945 she was to be the Commodore ship of the invasion force which was to re-occupy Malaya, which was not to be. 2. Her sister ships were SS Scharnhorst and SS Gneisenau. The nouvelle vague, cinéma vérité, the social realism of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, the Czech New Wave, Satyajit Ray, Dogme… all took (and take) inspiration from De Sica and co. Sadly, Dunera was finally broken for scrap in Spain in 1967. This list of troopships is only a selection of those where information is readily available. 23. Come join the discussion about crew logs, maritime history, shipping lines, shipwrecks, cruise ships, weather, and more! February that year she arrived at Faslane for demolition by Shipbreaking Industries Limited. She was subsequently re-engined with two Parsons Reduction Geared Turbines, her bows were re-shaped and new propellers were fitted. I’ve just found a photo of my late father and on the back it says “on the Empire Ken” trying to learn a bit more about his military career. Her after funnel was removed and eight 6” guns and two 12-pounders were fitted, but after completion of the conversion, at Portsmouth she required further work on the Clyde. Empire Clyde. In 1945 she went under tow again, by Zwarte Zee with an escort of seven corvettes, to Gibraltar for temporary repairs before continuing her towed voyage to Belfast for an extensive refit. Any of you good ole boys around that sailed on the Empire Ken. Llangibby Castle. In May 1945 the Monte Rosa was captured by advancing British forces at Kiel and taken as a war prize. The burnt-out hulk of the Windrush was taken in tow by the destroyer HMS Saintes but in worsening weather she sank before first light on Monday the 30th. . It would be about 1956/7. In 1939 she was used by the German Navy as a U-Boat depot ship, but at the beginning of 1945 her use had changed to being a hospital ship. She was then sold for scrap in Hong Kong. di Nav, Genoa . On the 24th. Captain Hobson For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. voyage and ten days later sailed for Taiwan to be broken by the China Steel Corporation, at Kaohsiung, where scrapping actions commenced on the 13th. Oxfordshire March 1953, for the last time. On the 18th. 1951-06-05: Cesar Brion: 30 5 0: White City Stadium, White City ... EBU European Heavy Title. She went for an extensive refurbishment in 1946, to Harland and Wolff, and then continued in service for a further nineteen years. She had been ordered by the P. and O. July 1929, being completed on 21st. For this accomplishment Captain Bayer was subsequently awarded the C.B.E. April sailed to the Clyde, where she was converted into a troopship for 3,000 men. 10. Rebuilt and converted to oil burning engines and with passenger accommodation now of 234 First Class, 186 Second Class and 483 Third Class. Construction was completed on the 13th. HMT Empire Ken. 15. On the 3rd. 1950-11-14: Bruce Woodcock: 35 3 0: Earls Court Arena, Kensington W. RTD Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavy Title BBBofC British Heavy Title. July 1941 by German aircraft whilst ay anchor off Port Tewfik, her fuel caught fire and ammunition exploded in the stern area, she was beached on the 16th. January 1942, her stern and after gun were blown right off killing twenty-six with another four missing, presumed dead. September 1945 she arrived at Singapore with the first convoy transporting troops sent to re-occupy the city. In August 1946 she was paid off by the Royal Navy and taken over by the Ministry of Transport, carrying French nationals from Saigon to Toulon, Dutch from Indonesia to Holland and pilgrims from the Levant to Jeddah. She was later sold for scrapping and sent to Osaka for breaking in March 1959. 11. On her annual overhaul at Liverpool in December 1957 the opportunity was taken to upgrade her by fitting air-conditioning throughout, but by 1962 the writing was on the wall and she was facing stiff competition from more modern ships, and was beginning to lose money for Cunard. After carrying pilgrims to Jeddah over the Years, she was eventually scrapped in Taiwan on 1st. Giant of a man was Chief Steward. March 1930, after which she made her maiden voyage, under the flag of Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland of Amsterdam. Empire Fowey 12. 6. By 1945 she was in the Baltic, being used as a refugee evacuation ship, rescuing Germans trapped in East Prussia and Danzig by the advancing Red Army. April 1953 she was sold for £167,500 to British Iron and Steel Corporation (Salvage) Limited, being handed over for demolition to W H Arnott Young and Company Limited, Dalmuir, All information taken from website http://www.clydebuiltships.co.uk and http://www.clydesite.co.uk. Johan von Oldenbarnvelt 20. In mid 1945 she was seized by the Allies at Travemunde, and was renamed the Empire Ken, for use as a troopship. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. As it soon became increasingly difficult to steer her, with out a rudder, she was eventually towed into Gibraltar on 8th. She made two voyages on this run and was then chartered to the Cunard Line and used on their Liverpool to New York service until 1919. In January 1956 the Georgic was sold for scrapping and on the 1st. The Devonshire was built in 1939 by Fairfield Shipbuilding of Glasgow, as a troopship and made her first trip from Southampton to India, spending the next four years trooping in Australia, the Far East, South Africa And the Mediterranean. W. Ward of Newport, Monmouthshire. The Worst Movies Starring Ken Uehara Rank This Chart. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. 8. She was later used as an accommodation and recreational ship attached to the battleship Tirpits, stationed in the north of Norway. She was next sent to Alex Stephens, in 1953, for conversion for use on the New Zealand assisted Passage scheme, with accommodation for 584 passengers, and was now renamed as the Captain Hobson, and used on the Glasgow – Wellington service. November she arrived at Ward’s shipbreaking yard in Inverkeithing. In 1930 she transferred to Liverpool – Panama – Valparaiso sailings and stayed on this route until 1940. On 20th. On the 23rd. She was then converted and became the Bibby Line’s third and largest educational cruise ship in 1964/5. In September 1939 she was taken over by the Royal Navy and converted into a hospital ship with 503 beds, 103 medical staff and 121 crew and was now known as the HMHS Amarapoora. Cheshire This voyage was plagued with engine breakdowns and other defects, taking ten weeks to reach Port Said, from where the ship sailed for the last time. Again during the Korean war she was used as a troopship, carrying Australian soldiers to Pusan. Somersetshire. Nav. Athlone Castle Seletar Association and the R.A.F. Actor | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Michael Sheard was born on June 18, 1938 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as Michael Lawson Perkins. She returned to Liverpool on the 2nd. 3. 1928 UBENA, German East Africa Line. Renamed the Fairstar, she commenced sailing between the United Kingdom and Australia, carrying 1,870 passengers in one class. With her sister ship, the “Queen of Bermuda”, they were two of the worlds luxury liners, docking at Hamilton each week, they were known as “the millionaires ships”. She was used again as a troopship in 1951, picking up Moluccan troops to take them back to Holland. The following day a battle ensued with a U-boat pack, which the Destroyers won with HMS Westcott sinking the U-581. Cheshire The Empire Windrush was built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg, Germany and was launched on 4th. April and re-named the Corfu Maru, for a cargo only voyage to Japan and subsequently reported as laid up at Osaka. December she was destroyed by fire, with over 1,000 people on board the quick spreading blaze swept throughout the ship causing the deaths of 128 personnel, the remainder taking to the life boats. During 1945 the Georgic trooped to Italy, the Middle East and India. She and her sister ship, the Dilwara, represented a considerable advance on the older troopships. On 1st. The Julio Claudians and the Roman Empire AD 14-69 by Ken Webb eBook $ 30.80 This e-Book version gives the purchaser access to the digital version for 365 days from the time of payment. She was handed over in London on the 20th. In July 1943 she was torpedoed in the South Atlantic, but was successfully towed to Freetown, some five hundred miles by Zwarte Zee. In 1962 the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was sold to a Greek ship owner and was renamed the Lakonia and began cruising between Southampton and the Canary Islands, and it was on this route that she met her end. In 1951 she was sold as scrap and broken up at Dalmuir in Scotland. Steam Navigation Company of London for use on the UK – Australia service. Due to the needs of World War One she initially entered service as an auxiliary cruiser/troopship for the Admiralty. View this object . In 1927 she returned to the Pacific Steam Navigation Company and resumed the Liverpool – Rio – Montevideo – Valparaiso service. Her foreword funnel was a dummy. Bad as this was it was lucky for the troops onboard who would have otherwise arrived in Singapore just in time to be taken prisoner by the Japanese, Fortunately her propellers were not affected and she was able to make way, albeit at only nine knots, during which time she was repeatedly attacked by a Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft, but was able to beat it off. She was renamed the Empire Windrush on 21st. Her last sailing for Australia in, February 1953, was beset by mechanical problems, including enforced conversion from quadruple to triple expansion in thirty-six hours, arriving back in London, on the 22nd. Before that sailed on her to Hong Kong. In the period from 1939 to 1946, for the duration of the Second World War, she was used as a hospital ship. In 1950 she was broken for scrap by Thos. May 1931, for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, London. On 11th. The fire could not be fought because of the lack of electrical power for the pumps, and the back-up generators were unusable. November 1937. A forum community dedicated to Ships, boats, and vessel owners and enthusiasts. March 1942, where temporary repairs were made. Orduna. During the early stages of World War Two she transported Australian troops to Suez, India and Singapore but later mainly served in the North Atlantic. She commenced trooping South and East Africa, and during a night time air raid was damaged by bombs when in Liverpool on 21st. Bloom, Ken Lower Manhattan looking northeast from the Bay. A short while later all British ships were ordered out of the Mediterranean by the Admiralty. The HMS Somersetshire was originally built for the Bibby line, but in 1927 was permanently converted into a troopship. They were on the ship for a cruise. When she reached Southampton, on the 29th. In 1921 she was chartered to the Royal Mail Line for use on the Hamburg – Southampton – New York route. Left Cyprus and called at Port Tewvic where we picked up load of Mauritous pioneer corp and took them down to Mauritous. We went to stay at Westbourne Transit Camp near Emsworth, Hampshire, to await a passage to the [Suez] Canal Zone. She was now owned by the Ministry of Transport, with Cunard-White Star as managers. With a tonnage of 8,418grt, a length of 495ft, a beam of 64ft 4in. As a passenger liner she could accommodate 177 First Class and 214 Second Class passengers. By the time that she arrived at Southampton, on the 10th. The one I was on was a cargo boat & had a similar name. . In 1946 she resumed her services on the Amsterdam – Batavia route, after a refit in the shipyards. In 1939 she was aquired by the Admiralty who converted her into a troopship, for use in World War Two, but was re-converted back as a passenger liner in 1948. Demolition at Osaka commenced by the Miyachi Salvage Company Limited on the 17th. Dilwara Various shots convoy scenes. She underwent further refurbishment in 1954 and emerged in full trooping colours. of September 1939, while attempting to return to Germany, in a position off Peenambuco in Iceland, the vessel was captured by HMS Belfast. 23. 28. 12. This ship was built by William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton, for P. Henderson and Company in 1920. 27. At the end of 1947 she began to be used as a cruise liner, during the winter months, to the West Indies and the Caribbean, these were the so called “dollar earning cruises” to assist the shattered British economy. POINTS are calculated based on a Song's daily position in the BEATPORT Top 100 Charts. Devonshire. At the end of the war, still attached to the British Ministry of Shipping as a trooper, she went to Bombay and collected 3,668 troops, half being Allied POW’s awaiting repatriation. Eventually she arrived in Southampton on the 6th. Ken Hubbs played in that league in 1951 but was left off the all-star team because at the time, nine-year-olds were not allowed. February 1914. With the capacity to carry 2,000 men in wartime she was, in 1945, operated for the Ministry of Transport by Bibby’s in troopship livery. Empire Ken 9523tons, built 1928 Passenger ship. On the 14th. March 1940 Cunard – White Star were informed that she was to be taken out of commercial service, and on the 19th. and a service speed of 16 knots. She was a 15,507 gross tonnage ship, length 550.3 feet, beam 67.3 feet with one funnel and two masts. The s.s. Corfu was launched on Wednesday the 20th. The 1 Decision That Launched Warren Buffett's $76 Billion Empire ... By Ken Sterling, Executive vice president, BigSpeak @SterlingKen. 13. She was operating in the Far East at the fall of Singapore. She transported American troop to the U.K. in 1943, in the build up for the following year invasion of Europe, and in all carried approximately 150,000 troops. 5. She was taken as a war prize in Copenhagen in May 1945 and served as the Empire Doon, under Orient Line management until 1950, when she underwent a major refit and was converted into a troopship and renamed as the Empire Orwell. The Georgic was designed on ambitious lines with an almost straight stem, cruiser stern and the then fashionable squat funnels with the tops parallel to the deck. Memory has just kicked in, it was the Araby, My late farther waz ab on andes ,alcantara ,almazora his name waz tom webber from southampton, Captain G D williams spent 7 years until 1946 with Royal mail Lines does anyone remember him. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation is one of the most acclaimed works of science fiction ever written. In February 1941 she was requisitioned as a troopship, and after the fall of Madagascar she carried the Vichy French governor and his staff from Tamatave to Durban, and then on her homeward voyage carried 500 French naval officers and ratings to the United Kingdom, to join the Free French forces. This ship was built in 1922 by Vulcan of Hamburg and was named the Antonio Delfino. The Chitral was built as a passenger liner by Alexander Stephen and Sons of Glasgow, and launched on Tuesday 27th. In 1939 she was refurbished and accommodation was reduced to 124 passengers. Empire Kamal was a 7,862 GRT cargo ship which was built by Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau, Vegesack. . The photo would have been around 1952-55. . The Fowey was originally called the Potsdam, but was seized by the Allies at Flensburg in 1945. March 1961 she was sold through Mitsu Bussan Kaisha of Japan for demolition. January 1943 she returned to Liverpool, under her own power, before going on to Belfast. At the start of her career she was on the New York – Bermuda service, and served this run from 1931 to 1939. September 1965, and it was announced that on her return, to Southampton, she would be withdrawn from service and sold. January 1925. By 1937 she was owned by Lloyd Triestino, Trieste. Many of the passengers on these cruises were aboard as privileged Nazi Party members, as part of the Nazi Strength Through Joy programme, intended to reward and encourage party members and as a reward for services to the party. The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in 1990 by the Crime Writers' Association (CWA).. Five years later, the Mystery Writers of America (MWA) published a similar list named The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time.Many titles can be found in both lists. May 1941 for the Ministry of War transport with Bibby Brothers and Company as managers and delivered in the following September. Information aquired from the internet, 7.10.2010. December on the Round Africa service. Empire Halladale July for demolition. The Georgic’s forward funnel was a dummy, used as a radio room and engineers’ smoke room. She was the final ship to be built for the White Star fleet. December 1938 she inaugurated the new 14 days service to the Cape, called for by the 1936 mail contract. July 1947 450 troops embarked for service in India, walked off the ship, complaining about condition on board. After the surrender of Japan she carried 1,700 prisoners of war from Rangoon to Liverpool, arriving in September. Find out more about cookies 1951. She was built for the Hamburg South American Line, and sailed on the Hamburg to River Plate route until 1932. January 1947, for use on the Southampton-Gibraltar-Suez-Aden-Colombo-Singapore-Hong Kong route, with voyages extended to Kure in Japan after the start of the Korean War. Modernisation and refit work in 1950, at Glasgow, cost nearly one million pounds and Dunera continued in service until trooping by sea finished. She still had plenty of life left in her, and British India embarked on a bold experiment, the Company decided she should continue in service as Britain’s first permanent school cruise liner. Empire Clyde Was a AB aboard the Almanzora 1944-45. ‘This is a subtle and impressive work of scholarship, which breaks new ground in the history of modern India. 17. 1. She also repatriated German North African wounded and prisoners of war. August she made a final pre-war voyage to New York and was then hired by the British government and defensively armed with two 6 inch guns and some smaller weapons, painted battle grey, and was then despatched to America at the end of December, where she lay idle for some three months, until it was decided to use her as a troopship. On the 11th. On 14th. with pictures and history details, please E-mail to john.dicks@rafchangi.co.uk. After the fall of the Dutch Eastern Colonies her port of registration, for the rest of the war, was changed from Batavia to Willemstad Curacao. In 1926 she returned to passenger service after a refit. Empire Pride This ship originally had accommodation for 250 First Class passengers, 200 Third Class and 220 crew. 15. Scrapped in September 1962 at Hong Kong. 1928 UBENA, German East Africa Line. 2. When she was built she had three funnels, but in 1947 she caught fire, while undergoing a refit in Hebburn-on-Tyne. Empire Ken. Then, in October 1951, the Egyptian government increased pressure on the British and repealed the 1936 treaty. July 1927. Dunera In April 1963 she was sold to Forteiza Cia. The Cheshire was built in the Fairfield, Govan shipyard in Scotland for the Bibby Line as a passenger liner, and was launched on Wednesday 20th. Empire Windrush She was Commodore Ship, in a six vessel Union Castle convoy, which transported South African troops to Suez for the North African campaign in 1940, the other ships being the Arundel, Windsor, Winchester, Durban and Capetown Castles. The ship was ordered by the British India Steam Navigation Company, from the Barclay Curle shipyard in Glasgow, and when completed she was chartered by the Government to carry troops. During the capture the German crew managed to sabotage the ships engines. 5. In 1959 she underwent a refit to make her suitable for world cruising, and was now able to carry 1210 passengers in tourist class.. A further refit, again by Blohm and Voss, changed the passenger ratios to 50 First Class and 1337 Tourist Class. Allocated in 1944 to the Dutch Government and renamed Van Ruisdael. This ship was built in 1914 for the Bibby Line, and in 1930 she was converted into a troopship. 26. 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. In 1951 she was sold as scrap and broken up at Dalmuir in Scotland. On 20th. Originally published in 1951, and receiving two sequels (Foundation and Empire and Second Foundation) in the following two years, it’s been hugely influential in … Empire Orwell Accommodation was provided for 799 passengers in First Class and 31in Second Class. Post war she transported troops to the Far East and Korea, and in 1951 was forced to send a “Mayday” call when her engines failed during a gale in the Bay of Biscay, but she managed to restore power and the “Mayday” was cancelled. She was the Royal Mail’s representative at the Silver Jubilee Spithead Review in 1939 for King George V and Queen Mary. Her after funnel was removed and seven 6” and two 3” guns were fitted.. Empire Fowey was a 19,121 GRT ocean liner that was built in 1935 as Potsdam by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg for the Hamburg America Line.She was sold before completion to Norddeutscher Lloyd.While owned by Norddeutscher Lloyd she was one of three sister ships operating the service between Bremen and the Far East. \Devonshire She could Carry 203 First Class and 103 Second Class passengers. Later she was sold, with the Orduna, to the Royal Mail Line. Her maiden voyage, from London, was to Hong Kong, via Southampton, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Penang and Singapore, starting on the16th. Great ship with real mates.. Hi Roger I was on Alcantara 1954 as Sen.Eng.Stwd.and Andes 1954,1962, Aragon 1961 various E class,Y class and finally Loch Avon as 2nd.Stwd.then back to T class as Chief Stwd.and left Royal Mail in 1967 when Furness took over and I also new Tiny. We went to Cyprus and Picked Army officers and their wives up. 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