Scope and Content

Captured by Japanese forces near Hong Kong in 1941.

  • Lists of crew and details of next of kin;
  • copies of correspondence to various bodies expressing concern over whereabouts of ship and lack of communication, including speculation the crew may be prisoners of war;
  • copies of correspondence with next of kin regarding crew being held, including on-going fate of crew, and the payment of wages, pensions and other monies;
  • insurance claim for loss of ship;
  • copies of correspondence with various bodies concerning the fate of the ship and crew;
  • replies received from next of kin concerning payment of monies;
  • copies of correspondence with Captain J. D. Wilson whilst he was being held as prisoner of war;
  • lists of crew and monthly allotments;
  • copies of correspondence with crew, including upon return to UK;
  • copy of report from a Ministry of War Transport representative detailing the events surrounding the capture of the ship;
  • lists of Far East prisoners of war returning to UK;
  • copy of receipt for monies received by crew while being held prisoner;
  • handwritten notes concerning whereabouts of crew and payment of monies;
  • list of crew members and notes concerning their fate and notification of next of kin;
  • list of crew members who had signed E.1. forms.