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Vessels Returning Regiment To Australia

2nd/3rd Move Back To Australia From Middle East February/March 1942

 

33 of the Regiment’s 36 guns were allotted to the vessels below.

 

 

Vessel

Sailing Date

Arrival Date

OIC

Arrival Port

Comment

 

 

 

 

Egypt

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Industria

2/02/42

27/03/42

Sgt Grice

 Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Shillong

2/02/42

21/03/42

Capt. Bauert

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Cape Wrath

5/02/42

24/03/42

Lt Chambers

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Tricolor

6/02/42

13/03/42

Lt Crooke

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Ettrickbank

7/02/42

21/03/42

Lt Hall

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Pundit

8/02/42

6/04/42

Sgt Coggins

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Clydebank

10/02/42

29/03/42

Lt Archer

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Trevilly

11/02/42

27/03/42

 

Adelaide

Not on hand written list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Oriole

12/02/42

25/03/42

 

Adelaide

Oriole AND Empire Oriole??? Oriole is not

on hand written list.

Departure and Arrival Dates are the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Empire Oriole

12/02/42

25/03/42

Lt Bidstrup

Adelaide

2 guns operational, 1 transferred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Tai Yen

12/02/42

20/03/42

Lt Robson

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS St Esselt

12/02/42

14/04/42

Lt Parnell and L/Sgt Tuck

Perth

4MD (Perth) - shown as St Essylt on hand

written list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Havildar

12/02/42

13/04/42

Lt Carson

Adelaide

Typed as Havibdar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Garnmla

13/02/42

9/04/42

 

Adelaide

Not on hand written list - probably Germulah

below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS City of Hankow

13/02/42

5/04/42

Lt Staughton

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Anna Odland

14/02/42

27/03/42

Lt Reed

Adelaide

2 guns operational, 1 non-operative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Empire Pintail

16/02/42

22/03/42

Lt Girdwood

Adelaide

Shown as Empire Fantail on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Ittersum

16/02/42

6/04/42

Lt Coggins

Adelaide

Dutch Cattle Boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Rajula

19/02/42

28/03/42

Lt McGillvray

Adelaide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Nurmahal

1/03/42

7/04/42

Lt Bennett

Adelaide

Shown as Nurmahold on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SS Tijian

N.A.

N.A.

 

Adelaide

Not on hand written list

 

 

 

Silver Maple

N.A.

N.A.

Sgt Purves

Adelaide

Not on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Somerville

N.A.

N.A.

Sgt Long

Adelaide

Not on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Germulah

N.A.

N.A.

Capts Dyer & Davis

Adelaide

Not on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westmoreland

N.A.

N.A.

Sgt Raisbeck

Adelaide

Not on typed list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above list was compiled from two separate lists prepared by Les Harris - one hand written and one typed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The two lists are in different sequences, and have several inconsistencies.