Butterworth/Penang Association. 1945 German hopital ship. In April 1940 she took part in the evacuation from Norway, transporting a total of 3,063 patients. Her sister ships were SS Scharnhorst and SS Gneisenau. Empire Clyde. In the winter of 1954-55 the Georgic resumed assisted passage voyages to Australia, and on the 16th. 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. On 11th. The Oxfordshire was built for the Bibby Line and the Ministry of Transport, as a troop carrier until 1962 when she was released back to the Bibby Line who sold her to the Sitmar Corporation in 1964. Subsequently she was refitted specifically to transport immigrants, who could be accommodated to a total of 1,414, not quite double her original number of 770 passengers. The following day a battle ensued with a U-boat pack, which the Destroyers won with HMS Westcott sinking the U-581. Best | Worst. 24. March 1961 she was sold through Mitsu Bussan Kaisha of Japan for demolition. January and was given fourteen days to affect temporary repairs, after which she sailed on 2nd. Empire Ken 617450 I joined the Empire Ken 23-08-1955 in Southampton. This list of troopships is only a selection of those where information is readily available. Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed … "Empire Woodlark" en-route Durban-Suez, June 1944 by Tony Palmer She was able to carry 4,000 troops and came under the management of the Orient Line, but still retained her Dutch crew. 6. December she was laid up at Kames Bay, the Isle of Bute pending disposal. During the capture the German crew managed to sabotage the ships engines. Raised and seized as a war prize. She was later sold for scrapping and sent to Osaka for breaking in March 1959. Wondered if you are aware of anyone who you know of who served on her during this period. Empire Clyde. The Monarch of Bermuda was built by Vickers-Armstrong of Newcastle in 1931, for Furness Withy and Company. She was handed over in London on the 20th. Somersetshire. ‘This is a subtle and impressive work of scholarship, which breaks new ground in the history of modern India. In 1921 she was chartered to the Royal Mail Line for use on the Hamburg – Southampton – New York route. 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. When she was built she had three funnels, but in 1947 she caught fire, while undergoing a refit in Hebburn-on-Tyne. Founded in 1766, Christie's offers premier auctions and private sales of the finest art, antiques & interiors, jewelry & watches, wine and more. In July 1955 she reverted to the New Zealand service, but in late 1956 she was used as a troopship during the Suez crisis. Chitral 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. On the 18th. 1945 EMPIRE KEN, MOWT troopship. 5. Empire Halladale On the 30th. In October 1942 she was involved in Operation Torch, carrying the wounded from North Africa to the United Kingdom. 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. During the war she had sailed through Enemy-infested waters without damage, and became known as the” Lucky Ship”. 17. In 1956 she was purchased by the Donaldson Line for £600,000, reconverted to carry cargo only, at Rotterdam and renamed the Calgaria for their Canadian service. 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. 19. Corfu Various shots convoy scenes. 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 Dunera February. /22nd. 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. Launched on 2nd. 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. Athlone Castle 1928 UBENA, German East Africa Line. Her maiden voyage, from London, was to Hong Kong, via Southampton, Port Said, Aden, Colombo, Penang and Singapore, starting on the16th. 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. She completed her last trooping voyage, from Liverpool to Singapore and back in November 1950. 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. 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. In 1960 she was sold to Pakistan and was renamed the Safina-e-Hujjaj. 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. The Orduna was built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast, in1913 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. Various deck scenes with troops aboard 'Empire Ken'. April 1947, using Liverpool as her home port, but was thereafter based at Southampton. She returned to the United Kingdom via Japan, where she picked up British troops returning back home. She was scrapped at La Spezia in the Liguria region of northern Italy in 1967. Empire Orwell She was under repeated air attack but was fortunate not to be hit; her crew were highly commended by the soldiers that she rescued. There was passenger accommodation for 240 First Class, 180 Second Class and 700 Third Class. 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. March 1942, where temporary repairs were made. In 1948, after further conversion work, she became one of the ships used to transport British emigrants to Australia. 1950-11-14: Bruce Woodcock: 35 3 0: Earls Court Arena, Kensington W. RTD Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavy Title BBBofC British Heavy Title. 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. In 1979 she was sold, once again, this time to the Indonesian Navy and spent her remaining years trooping as the Tanjung Pandan. Seletar Association and the R.A.F. Information aquired from the internet, 7.10.2010. The HMS Somersetshire was originally built for the Bibby line, but in 1927 was permanently converted into a troopship. 7. Sold in 1947 to Vereenigde Nederland Scheepsvaart and renamed Ridderkerk. On the 17th. She was now owned by the Ministry of Transport, with Cunard-White Star as managers. 23. Nevasa . She was then sold for scrap in Hong Kong. When bound for Singapore, carrying 1,400 troops, she was torpedoed by the U-402 just north of the Azores, on the 16th. Again during the Korean war she was used as a troopship, carrying Australian soldiers to Pusan. In January 1956 the Georgic was sold for scrapping and on the 1st. 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. (According to members of the RAF Changi Association who had the pleasure of travelling on her.). March 1953, for the last time. Chitral. Her four classes of passengers comprised 366 first class, 280 second class, 64 third class and 60 fourth class, and she carried a crew of 360. In 1946 she resumed her services on the Amsterdam – Batavia route, after a refit in the shipyards. She also repatriated German North African wounded and prisoners of war. 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. 27. Cheshire 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 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. 24. 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. 3. 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. These modifications increased her horsepower to 20,000 SHP, and for aesthetic purposes, as well as soot problems, the height of her funnels was increased. June 1939. UPSTATE EMPIRE PROPERTIES, LLC is a business entity registered in the state of New York under the legal form of DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. July for demolition. 8. . This ship was constructed by: Blohm and Voss, Hamburg in 1936. 1928 UBENA, German East Africa Line. The Empire Windrush was built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg, Germany and was launched on 4th. when I went to Cyprus in July 1957 it was aboard the Empire Ken which was being used as a troopship,us troops could only buy beer on the trip, but some good crew members got us the odd bottle of hard stuff. On 20th. July 1929, being completed on 21st. Captain Hobson She was delivered to Hamburg-Sudamerikanische Dampfs in 1931, who named her Monte Rosa and used her for cruises. . May 1921 commenced Hamburg – Southampton – New York voyages under charter to the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, who subsequently purchased her in 1923. Her powerful machinery gave her a greater range than the other educational cruise ships, and her anti-roll stabilisers provided greater comfort. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. I was bathroom steward during the Suez crisis back in 56.Johnny Everett was with me.Tiny Gladhill. The Chitral and her sister ships, the Cathay and Cormorin, were intended to be also used by P and O for the fortnightly Australia mail schedule, although they lacked the reserves of speed really required by mail steamers. Aerial view of United Nations headquarters with Secretariat building. Various shots 7 am convoy approaching Suez Canal, smoke pall rises in background. January 1942, her stern and after gun were blown right off killing twenty-six with another four missing, presumed dead. She differed from her sister ship, the Britannic, completed two years earlier, in a number of respects. She was originally declares a total loss, but was rebuilt in Southampton by Thorneycroft and re-emerged as the “New Australia”, in 1949, with only one funnel and made her first voyage in 1950, leaving Southampton for Sydney, Australia carrying migrants to their new home. Corfu. Modernisation and refit work in 1950, at Glasgow, cost nearly one million pounds and Dunera continued in service until trooping by sea finished. 13. December 1971. November 1935. He was an actor, known for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Outsider (1983) and Knights of God (1987). 15. During her maiden voyage , on the South American service, with Commodore E.W.E. November, she had already been sold to the British Iron and Steel Corporation. On arriving at Falmouth from Capetown on the 6th. In 1926 she returned to passenger service after a refit. The East of today is no longer the East of Palmerston and Disraeli. July the Llangibby Castle was requisitioned and converted for use as a troopship, as she was the ideal battalion carrying size. Come join the discussion about crew logs, maritime history, shipping lines, shipwrecks, cruise ships, weather, and more! Her name was changed to the Empire Halladale and she became a troopship under the management of the Anchor Line until being sent to the breakers yard in 1956. and a service speed of 16 knots. Asturias Renamed the Fairstar, she commenced sailing between the United Kingdom and Australia, carrying 1,870 passengers in one class. Empire Windrush. . POINTS are calculated based on a Song's daily position in the BEATPORT Top 100 Charts. 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. Empire Ken 9523tons, built 1928 Passenger ship. Mauretania. 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. 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. 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. She was only to do this trip once. 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. 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. Bloom, Ken Lower Manhattan looking northeast from the Bay. 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. Empire Trooper. In 1951 she was sold as scrap and broken up at Dalmuir in Scotland. 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. Find out more about cookies story Suez Crisis. 7. Any of you good ole boys around that sailed on the Empire Ken. January 1925. If any more are known of, i.e. She was a 15,507 gross tonnage ship, length 550.3 feet, beam 67.3 feet with one funnel and two masts. October 1942 she returned to England for six-month re-armament at Southampton and the Clyde. 25. During 1945 the Georgic trooped to Italy, the Middle East and India. He was married to Rosalind Allaway. Empire Orwell. I would like to get in touch with you. 28. 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