Scope and Content

Torpedoed and sunk 1941.

  • Lists of crew and next of kin;
  • copies of correspondence informing next of kin and other bodies of fate of ship and crew;
  • copies of correspondence with next of kin regarding sending cable messages to crew and the return of crew to the UK;
  • copies of telegrams recieved from Ben Line staff, named Crompton;
  • list of crew members and monthly allotments;
  • copies of correspondence sent to the Mercantile Marine Office, Leith, concerning the payment of crew wages;
  • copies of correspondence sent to Loxley & Co regarding payment of Chinese crew wages;
  • copies of correspondence concerning claims for loss of crew effects and payment of monies due;
  • copies of correspondence sent to crew or surviving next of kin concerning payment of monies;
  • copies of correspondence sent to next of kin of crew who were aboard the ship Criton when it was sunk;
  • insurance claim for loss of ship;
  • copies of correspondence with Captain W. Eyton Jones regarding his account with the owners;
  • handwritten list of monies to be recovered from crew;
  • correspondence concerning shipwreck unemployment indemnity;
  • receipts for payments for loss of effects;
  • list of crew who signed E.1. and E.2. forms.