Ranchi - Troopship 1939/45

sstiles
11th April 2010, 19:44
Hi there - I am trying to find some photos of Ranchi during 1939/45 period. She served in early part of war as AMC and in latter part as a troopship. My Dad served on her & one of her voyages involved bringing POWs from Changi, Singapore back home. Any leads/info on this period & suggestions re locating photos would be much appreciated.

Stewart Stiles
sstiles@netactive.co.za

ray1buck1
11th April 2010, 21:35
Stewart
I believe that I answered this on another forum
http://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20R/slides/Ranchi-04.html
there are several, scroll through
Ray

R58484956
12th April 2010, 10:32
Greetings Stewart and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

iain48
12th April 2010, 11:31
I attach photo of a painting of Ranchi by Charles Pears 1925. The painting is hung in the Wheelhouse Bar on board the Star Princess.

fred henderson
12th April 2010, 16:25
A warm welcome Stewart. I wish you the best of luck in your quest and hope that you will stay with us and join in our activities

sstiles
9th July 2010, 21:11
Many thanks for the pictures posted. I appreciate the time & trouble that you have taken.

I found a great picture of Ranchi at NMM - dated 1943/5 as a troopship.

Best wishes

Stewart