Scope and Content

Torpedoed and sunk by a U boat in the North Atlantic, 1940.

  • copies of correspondence with next of kin, crew and various bodies concerning the fate of the ship and crew and payment of monies;
  • copies of correspondence with the Admiralty and others concerning the fate of ship but also Benarty III and Benavon II;
  • lists of crew members and next of kin details;
  • list of crew members saved and lost;
  • lists of Chinese crew members, including those missing;
  • list of Officers' pension numbers;
  • letters received from next of kin concerning fate of crew;
  • copies of cable messages concerning the events surrounding loss of crew;
  • insurance claim for loss of ship;
  • correspondence with captains concerning payment of crew wages;
  • statements from crew concerning events surrounding loss of ship;
  • copies of correspondence and lists concerning loss of crew effects;
  • copies of correspondence concerning payment of compensation and other monies to crew and next of kin;
  • receipts for ex-gratia payments for loss of effects.