Australia Calling Re: Takada 1914

Clive Anthony Fisher
19th May 2007, 11:04
This vessel was owned by British India S N Co Ltd Glasgow.
Can any members supply or direct me to images Of Takada O/N 136274 (1914) wanted in connection with my Grandfathers Military Service with the Ist AIF, it was the vessel that brought him home to Australia in late 1918 after a numbers of years on the Western Front despite being wounded 3 times was one of the lucky ones to be come out of WW1 alive. Regards Clive

exsailor
19th May 2007, 13:26
Hello Clive,
Picture of 'Takada' at http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/postcards.html
Scroll down the postcards and you will find her in hospital-ship livery.
Regards, Dennis.

Clive Anthony Fisher
21st May 2007, 10:58
Denis. Thanks for your assistance with the Takada intresting shot of her as a hospital ship I wonder if she had returned to Australia in that livery when my Grandfather was onboard, his paper work was marked EMBKD Weymouth 24/12/1918, I bet he was just glad to be going home even though it was Christmas Eve. Thank you and Best Wishes, Clive.

melliget
7th October 2007, 20:40
Clive.

If you go to Picture Australia (http://www.pictureaustralia.org) and search for TAKADA, it returns 136 images, many of which seem to be of the ship and around the same period your grandfather returned to Australia from WW1. There are a number of group photos - who knows, perhaps you will get lucky and identify your grandfather in one.

There are also some records held by the National Archives of Australia (http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch.aspx) relating to this transport that may be of interest.

regards,
Martin

takada
16th January 2014, 11:43
Is this the same S.S. Takada that plied the trade routes to the far east from the UK in the late 1920's and early 30's?......If so my grandfather was billeted on her as a telegraphist and he loved the ship so much, he named his first house after the vessel when he left the service in 1933 and married a year later. I even have love letters he sent to my grandmother during his time onboard :)

A.D.FROST
16th January 2014, 13:05
Is this the same S.S. Takada that plied the trade routes to the far east from the UK in the late 1920's and early 30's?......If so my grandfather was billeted on her as a telegraphist and he loved the ship so much, he named his first house after the vessel when he left the service in 1933 and married a year later. I even have love letters he sent to my grandmother during his time onboard :)

Yes,Built 1914 b/u 1938

takada
16th January 2014, 14:55
fantastic.
My grandfather joined S.S. Takada in January 1932 in Birkenhead and sailed to Calcutta, Rangoon, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Amoy, Shanghai, Muji, Osaka, Kobe then back to Calcutta. He left the ship in May 1933.