16. 24. 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. Allocated in 1944 to the Dutch Government and renamed Van Ruisdael. She was built by Cammell Laird of Birkenhead and launched on 28th. Her Last voyage to New Zealand started in May 1958, and on arrival in Wellington she was put up for sale, but there were no buyers so she was moved to Bombay and Laid up. 2. 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. 24. On the 2nd. The Monarch of Bermuda 22,424 gross tons, powered by steam turboelectric propulsion, driving four screws, giving a service speed of 19 knots. The Monarch of Bermuda was built by Vickers-Armstrong of Newcastle in 1931, for Furness Withy and Company. Can someone refresh my memory. She was bombed again on the 14th. October 1945, she received a tumultuous welcome. Still on her scheduled service she sailed from London in April 1940 and arrived at Genoa where, due to Italian hostility, the passengers were prevented from going ashore. December on the Round Africa service. 28. He was married to Rosalind Allaway. Nevasa At the start of her career she was on the New York – Bermuda service, and served this run from 1931 to 1939. 1957 Scrapped Dalmuir ---O---Memoirs of Roy Haskett posted December 6th 2006. In the period from 1939 to 1946, for the duration of the Second World War, she was used as a hospital ship. 15. December she was laid up at Kames Bay, the Isle of Bute pending disposal. On 22nd. . 8. After a series of adventures and incidents she eventually arrived at Karachi on the 31st. Best | Worst. On 12th. Empire Ken. On the 23rd. January 1943 she returned to Liverpool, under her own power, before going on to Belfast. Due to the needs of World War One she initially entered service as an auxiliary cruiser/troopship for the Admiralty. Scuttled on 25 August 1941 at Bandar Shapur, Iran. Empire Clyde 22. By 1937 she was owned by Lloyd Triestino, Trieste. Wondered if you are aware of anyone who you know of who served on her during this period. A short while later all British ships were ordered out of the Mediterranean by the Admiralty. Accommodation was provided for 799 passengers in First Class and 31in Second Class. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. In May 1945 the Monte Rosa was captured by advancing British forces at Kiel and taken as a war prize. She was originally known as the Amarapoora, with accommodation for 150 first class passengers and 142 crew, and was employed on trade with Burma. 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. 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. Oxfordshire The Chitral was built as a passenger liner by Alexander Stephen and Sons of Glasgow, and launched on Tuesday 27th. Georgic. Francis (Ken) Le Breton lost his life at his home track, the Sydney Sports Ground Speedway during the 2nd England v Australia Test match of the 1950-51 season on 5.1.1951. Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. 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. May 1921 commenced Hamburg – Southampton – New York voyages under charter to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, who subsequently purchased her in 1923. After … When she was released to her owners she had sailed about 200,000 miles as an armed merchant cruiser, and another 39,161miles as a troopship, carrying 15,028 troops. She was under repeated air attack but was fortunate not to be hit; her crew were highly commended by the soldiers that she rescued. November 1955. 6. She was present at the Salerno landings, in September 1943, and was one of the three hospital ships attacked from the air, resulting in her withdrawal to Bizerta, and was subsequently returned to the Clyde, in November of that year, for another overhaul and to be fitted with a further 100 beds. The East of today is no longer the East of Palmerston and Disraeli. Llangibby Castle. BoxRec.com uses cookies to make the site simpler. In mid 1945 she was seized by the Allies at Travemunde, and was renamed the Empire Ken, for use as a troopship. The 12,615 ton Dunera made her maiden voyage from Southampton to China in September 1937. Ken collided with Englishman Eddie Rigg in the final turn of Heat 18 in a desparate effort to take 3rd place from Rigg. 12. Athlone Castle She carried a crew of 456. We went to Cyprus and Picked Army officers and their wives up. After carrying pilgrims to Jeddah over the Years, she was eventually scrapped in Taiwan on 1st. HMT Empire Ken. 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. Launched on 2nd. She was captured by the Royal Navy on 14th. For the next ten years she served the Southampton to New York route during the summer, and operated on cruises from New York during the winter. 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. . September 1945 she arrived at Singapore with the first convoy transporting troops sent to re-occupy the city. April 1927. She made her maiden voyage on the 22nd. She returned to Liverpool on the 2nd. During this time she had also transported batches of British servicemen to various destinations. By now, after ten years of steady trooping, offering little time for refitting or proper maintenance, and at thirty-six years of age, she was in very poor shape and of little further use as a passenger ship, so she was decommissioned and laid up in November 1950. Congressman Kennedy, 1951, report back from Asia-Mideast tour. She could Carry 203 First Class and 103 Second Class passengers. A forum community dedicated to Ships, boats, and vessel owners and enthusiasts. . 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. 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. Newsinger: War, Empire and the Attlee government 1945–1951 63 pacifism’.2 The Statement, three-and-a-half years into the Great War, committed the party to ‘so conduct the terrible struggle in which they find themselves engaged as to bring it, as soon as may be possible, to … During the capture the German crew managed to sabotage the ships engines. The Fowey was originally called the Potsdam, but was seized by the Allies at Flensburg in 1945. As a passenger liner she could accommodate 177 First Class and 214 Second Class passengers. 5. November she arrived at Ward’s shipbreaking yard in Inverkeithing. Corfu She was subsequently re-engined with two Parsons Reduction Geared Turbines, her bows were re-shaped and new propellers were fitted. Originally built in 1922 by Stettin Maschinbau AG Vulcan of Hamburg, as a German 13,942 gross tonnage passenger steamer she was named the Cape Norte, which was later changed to the Sierra Salvador. Empire Clyde. Empire Ken Cheshire Chitral. On the 24th. Empire Kamal was a 7,862 GRT cargo ship which was built by Bremer Vulkan Schiff- und Maschinenbau, Vegesack. View this object . In 1939 she was refurbished and accommodation was reduced to 124 passengers. March 1954. 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. In 1926 she returned to passenger service after a refit. Her maiden voyage, from London, was to Hong Kong, via Southampton, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Penang and Singapore, starting on the16th. 13. August 1965, having completed her 141st. story Suez Crisis. 12. Then, in October 1951, the Egyptian government increased pressure on the British and repealed the 1936 treaty. I would like to get in touch with you. The photo would have been around 1952-55. Steam Navigation Company of London for use on the UK – Australia service. In 1948 she was converted into an “austerity” emigrant carrier, with accommodation for 617 passengers and chartered to the International Refugee Organisation, transporting emigrants from Italy to Australia, and acted as a troopship for the North African garrisons in Libya. July 1947 450 troops embarked for service in India, walked off the ship, complaining about condition on board. February. November 1935. Eventually she arrived in Southampton on the 6th. Bloom, Ken Lower Manhattan looking northeast from the Bay. We went to stay at Westbourne Transit Camp near Emsworth, Hampshire, to await a passage to the [Suez] Canal Zone. 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. In September 1948 the Georgic was refitted by Palmers and Co. at Hebburn for the Australia and New Zealand emigrant trade. The Empire Orwell started her life as the Pretoria. 1951-06-05: Cesar Brion: 30 5 0: White City Stadium, White City ... EBU European Heavy Title. 7. December 1930. 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. Find out more about cookies On the 30th. 1939 German Navy, U … 1945 Seized by Allies at Travemunde. August 1929. The Shaw Savill and Albion Line used her from 1950 to1957 on the emigrant run down to Australia. During World War Two she was involved in evacuations from Singapore and Greece, the Madagascar landings and action on the Burma coast, where she was damaged after striking a mine. Current List:- (28) JavaScript is disabled. (According to members of the RAF Changi Association who had the pleasure of travelling on her.). 21. Empire Trooper The s.s. Corfu was launched on Wednesday the 20th. In the winter of 1954-55 the Georgic resumed assisted passage voyages to Australia, and on the 16th. She differed from her sister ship, the Britannic, completed two years earlier, in a number of respects. 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 She was scrapped in Karachi during 1976. She returned to her pre-war black hull and funnels, not adopting P and O’s newer white livery. She was the final ship to be built for the White Star fleet. After the surrender of Japan she carried 1,700 prisoners of war from Rangoon to Liverpool, arriving in September. 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. July the Llangibby Castle was requisitioned and converted for use as a troopship, as she was the ideal battalion carrying size. To MoWT and renamed Empire Kamal. . Various deck scenes with troops aboard 'Empire Ken'. Somersetshire. His name was Fred Hoar and he passed away in 2003 aged 69 follow complication with heart surgery. Nine new 6” guns and other refinements were fitted, including a catapult and three Kingfisher reconnaissance seaplanes. Born and bred in Thornhill and Sholing in Southampton. Seletar Association and the R.A.F. 1945 German hopital ship. ‘This is a subtle and impressive work of scholarship, which breaks new ground in the history of modern India. Her final voyage was in November 1966, after which she was laid up in the River Fal. In 1956, British and French forces invaded Egypt in collusion with Israel. 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. 25. All information gathered from the internet. December 1944 she re-emerged with only one funnel and a stump foremast. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. For the next three years she was the base hospital ship off St. Margaret’s Hope, Scarpa Flow. On arriving at Falmouth from Capetown on the 6th. Corfu. In April 1940 she took part in the evacuation from Norway, transporting a total of 3,063 patients. Dunera 13. Launched in 1938 as Hohenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. 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. Captain Hobson During the Second World War, the ship was used as a barracks ship at Stettin, then as a troopship for the invasion of Norway, in April 1940. 22. Empire Halladale. March 1942, where temporary repairs were made. There are some photos of the Empire Ken in my gallery,one was taken in the Red Sea. Empire Ken 617450 I joined the Empire Ken 23-08-1955 in Southampton. Empire Clyde. She was the sister ship to the Orduna. Butterworth/Penang Association. She arrived safely at Horta on 19th. She re-entered commercial service in January 1949, now with only one funnel and a white livery, with capacity for 181 First Class and 213 Tourist Class passengers. Orduna. 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. She was eventually repaired and renamed the Empire Trooper and put into service as a troopship. Empire Ken This ship was built in 1928 as a passenger liner, named the Ubena, for the German East Africa Line. From 1945 she trooped in the Far East, including the ports of Singapore, Calcutta and Penang, later, in 1956, she took part in the Suez Landings. 1928 UBENA, German East Africa Line. On 20th. She was renamed the Empire Windrush on 21st. She also repatriated German North African wounded and prisoners of war. 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. Dilwara During the first year, in her new role, she carried more than 10,000 youngsters. November 1937. After spending fifty-seven days awaiting a replacement rudder, which never materialised, she set sail, with her escorts, bound for the UK some 1,400 miles distance, arriving home on 13th. Lancashire. Any of you good ole boys around that sailed on the Empire Ken. Scrapped in September 1962 at Hong Kong. Empire Pride 26. On 20th. When she was built she had three funnels, but in 1947 she caught fire, while undergoing a refit in Hebburn-on-Tyne. Oxfordshire. She was later used as an accommodation and recreational ship attached to the battleship Tirpits, stationed in the north of Norway. All the above information taken from the Internet. Johan von Oldenbarnvelt If a track is at position 1, it gets 100 points, if it is in position 100, it gets 1 point. 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. Her triple screws gave her a speed of 14 knots. 11. 17. 1950-11-14: Bruce Woodcock: 35 3 0: Earls Court Arena, Kensington W. RTD Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavy Title BBBofC British Heavy Title. During the Second World War these ships took part in the evacuation from Singapore, and the landings in Madagascar, Sicily and Southern France. 9. On the 17th. On 17th. With the take over of the Sitmar Corporation, by P & O, she was refitted and repainted and continued cruising and sailing for another eight years, before escalating maintenance costs took their toll, and she was despatched to the breakers in India. Left Cyprus and called at Port Tewvic where we picked up load of Mauritous pioneer corp and took them down to Mauritous. The s.s. Athlone Castle was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and was launched on 28th. I was bathroom steward during the Suez crisis back in 56.Johnny Everett was with me.Tiny Gladhill. March 1963, after the passenger accommodation had been adjusted to accommodate 406 First Class, 364 Cabin Class and 357 Tourist Class, she began a new service calling at New York, Cannes, Genoa and Naples. 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. 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. Aerial view of United Nations headquarters with Secretariat building. 3. This list of troopships is only a selection of those where information is readily available. Orbita In 1930 she transferred to Liverpool – Panama – Valparaiso sailings and stayed on this route until 1940. December 1966 she arrived at Valencia in Spain for scrapping. 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. For this accomplishment Captain Bayer was subsequently awarded the C.B.E. She ran alongside the s.s. Uganda between 1968 and 1974, however she was suddenly withdrawn from service in January 1975, and sent to the breakers in Taiwan, she had become a victim of the 1970’s oil crisis. 23. Raised and seized as a war prize. March 1940 Cunard – White Star were informed that she was to be taken out of commercial service, and on the 19th. In January 1956 the Georgic was sold for scrapping and on the 1st. We went to La Guira in Venesuela and to the Maracaibo Lakes. Nid oes dim yn ddall fel rhai nad ydynt yn dymuno gweld. On the 17th. On the 18th. 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. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack. She was operating in the Far East at the fall of Singapore. During the war she had sailed through Enemy-infested waters without damage, and became known as the” Lucky Ship”. On 11th. Was a AB aboard the Almanzora 1944-45. This ship was constructed by: Blohm and Voss, Hamburg in 1936. She then sailed on to Bombay (Mumbai) where she was dry-docked for hull cleaning and further repairs. \Devonshire The ship’s final voyage was a cruise of the Mediterranean, which left New York on 15th. She was then sold for scrap in Hong Kong. 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