Scope and Content

Torpedoed and sunk by U boat near Amazon river, 1942.

  • Guidance notes (author unknown) for procedures to be followed concerning pensions, wages, effects, Marconi Company, death certificates and W. & E.3. forms;
  • correspondence and copies of correspondence with the Admiralty and several other bodies about the fate of the ship and crew;
  • copies of correspondence sent to next of kin informing them of the fate of ship and crew members, and to make financial arrangements;
  • list of Chinese crew members on ship, including name, rank and age;
  • list of British crew declared missing including name, rank, age and address;
  • correspondence received from next of kin concerning crew members and financial arrangements;
  • correspondence with various bodies cocnerning pensions and payment of other monies;
  • correspondence concerning Poon Lim, the Chinese Second Steward who was the sole survivor of the sinking, and his subsequent ordeal at sea on a life raft for 133 days;
  • insurance claim for loss of ship;
  • lists of crew, ranking and next of kin details with some lists containing notes about next of kin circumstances and allowance;
  • list of people who had signed effects forms.