Scope and Content

Torpedoed and sunk 1941.

  • Lists of crew and next of kin details;
  • copies of correspondence informing next of kin and other bodies of fate of ship and crew;
  • copies of correspondence sent to crew or surviving next of kin concerning payment of monies and other arrangements;
  • copies of correspondence with next of kin regarding sending cable messages to crew and the return of crew to the UK;
  • telegram messages concerning crew received from Crompton and Walker;
  • copies of correspondence with various bodies regarding the payment of crew wages and other monies;
  • copies of correspondence to various bodies concerning the fate of Chinese crew and payment of monies due;
  • handwritten lists of crew and allotments;
  • lists of cash advanced to crew at various stages of voyage;
  • insurance claims for loss of ship;
  • correspondence concerning shipwreck unemployment indemnity;
  • receipts for ex-gratia payments to crew members for loss of effects;
  • lists of crew names and compensation forms signed;
  • list of crew names and value of lost effects.