30th May 2009, 21:25
Can anyone tell me the sailing dates and voyage information for a voyage by the Strathallan from Bombay to Marseilles in the period about March to May 1940. I travelled on this voyage as an infant aged about 18 months so have an interest in it.
31st May 2009, 16:27
Greetings Angela and a warm welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
31st May 2009, 18:47
Hi Angela, this is all I can find for that period
SS Strathallan Official Number: 166371
(Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Ltd) travelling from Sydney to Southampton
Arriving Southampton: 15/ May 1940
Embarking at Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Colombo, Bombay, Port Said, Malta and Gibraltar.
Maybe someone will come up with a more detailed one.
31st May 2009, 20:09
Hello Angela and welcome.
To add to Ian's information, you can download the ship's movement card from the National Archives for £3.50 at this link here: BT389/28 (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=8176277&queryType=1&resultcount=1). This should list voyage records from 1939 until she was lost in 1942.