Ship Details

Rig

Steamship of Union Steamship Co of NZ

Tonnage

13482

Demise

Was bombed and sunk by German aircraft in the Mediterranean Sea off Bougie, Algeria 11.11.42

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Steamship

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My father was a Chaplain in the army in WW2 . I have recently come across his diaries and he mentions that he boarded the Awatea on 18th June 1942 at 11am in the King George V dock in Glasgow. He added, "a very beautiful ship, 3,000 on board".

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