Shipsphoto search

oldbosun
8th June 2005, 19:02
Shipmates,
I have received a request for any photos of the Vyner Brooke ....out of Singapore 11th Feb 1942 ...sunk by Japanese Imperial Air Force 13th February 1942 in the Ban(g)ka Straits. Master of the Vyner Brooke - Captain R.E. (Tubby) Borton O.B.E.
Built to carry 12 passengers, she was loaded with 250 wounded and medical staff when sunk.

Any assistance would be much appreciated by requestor.

Norrie Millen
Webmaster & Immediate Past President
Naval Club of Toronto

Can anybody help out here? Many thanks.............Oldbosun

stevecz
9th June 2005, 01:26
Oldbosun,
The story of the Vyner Brooke can be found on these sites:

http://angellpro.com.au/vynerbrooke.htm (http://angellpro.com.au/vynerbrooke.htm) Excellent, but sad story.
http://www.awm.gov.au/units/event_302.asp (http://www.awm.gov.au/units/event_302.asp) Not bad, just the facts



A picture of a model Vyner Brooke is the nearest I can see:
http://home.freeuk.com/johnmorgan/steam1.jpg (http://home.freeuk.com/johnmorgan/steam1.jpg)

steve

jbryce
9th June 2005, 22:55
It seems that they have still not found a picture of Vyner Brooke
http://www.angellpro.com.au/vynerbrooke.htm#Update

Norrie Millen
10th June 2005, 16:11
Oldbosun,
The story of the Vyner Brooke can be found on these sites:

http://angellpro.com.au/vynerbrooke.htm (http://angellpro.com.au/vynerbrooke.htm) Excellent, but sad story.
http://www.awm.gov.au/units/event_302.asp (http://www.awm.gov.au/units/event_302.asp) Not bad, just the facts



A picture of a model Vyner Brooke is the nearest I can see:
http://home.freeuk.com/johnmorgan/steam1.jpg (http://home.freeuk.com/johnmorgan/steam1.jpg)

steve
Hi! Steve,
Many thanks, at least we know what she looked like. I have sent on to original requestor.
Norrie Millen

Norrie Millen
11th June 2005, 18:06
Hi! Steve,
Many thanks, at least we know what she looked like. I have sent on to original requestor.
Norrie Millen
The person who asked me to try and get a picture is over the moon and estatic about the model picture. She asks if I knew what was inscribed on the plate in front of model. Have you any ideas? She writes "Does it mention the 250 people (Nursing Sisters and wounded it was carrying) Apparently the ship was only registered for 12 passengers!! Where is that model located? and who has copyright to the photo?" Could you reply to me via ncot@candoo.com please or anyone else that surfs in that can help. Many thanks

robbo
12th June 2005, 02:53
That's the one Dave. Marched them into the sea and machine gunned them. Sister Vivian Bullwinkle (I think) was the only survivor.