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20th October 2006, 12:36
Does anybody have any additonal information on the Zealandic, sunk Jan 16th 1941. I would be interested in anything about the ships working life before the war, traditional routes, any personalities onboard. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
20th October 2006, 16:38
BT 381 Board of Trade: Register General of Shipping and Seamen: Coast Trade Ships Official Log books and Crew Agreements 1939 to 1945.These are held at the TNA kew piece BT 381/1494 put the official ships number (149300) in the search box, you can request to buy the details on line £8:50 for about 10 images
Copy and paste in to your url http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=8197461&CATLN=6&Highlight=%2C149300&accessmethod=0
20th October 2006, 18:52
Shaw Savill & Albion Co.; 1929; Swan, Hunter & Wigham
Richardson; 10,578 tons; 482-6x64-2x30-8; 2,020 n.h.p.;
The liner Zealandic, Capt. F. J. Ogilvie, was torpedoed and sunk by a
German submarine on January 16th, 1941, 450 miles S. of the
Vestmann Islands. All on board were lost, 65 crew, two gunners
and six passengers.
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21st October 2006, 12:01
Thanks for the info Ray & Treeve, appreciated.
21st October 2007, 10:55
I have a copy of the war diary of HMAT ZEALANDIC returning to Australia in 1920, which I believe is the earlier ship of that name, built by Harland & Wolff (also torpedoed in 1941). The war diary contains a daily log, hospital register and report by the S.M.O. Personnel numbers were: 13 ship's officers, 17 crew, 10 nurses, 5 returning troops officers, 268 other ranks, 412 women, 173 children and 9 civilians, total 907. Unfortunately it doesn't include a full passenger list but some names are mentioned.
My grandmother emigrated to Australia on the ship with three young children, leaving England on 27 March 1920. My grandfather had transferred from the RN to the RAN when the latter first came into existence.
17th April 2009, 12:37
I have recently been doing some research on my Great Grandmother and discover letters sent to her from the Australian Imperial Force confirming her Departure on the Zealandic from Liverpool to Australia on March 27 1920.
i would be interested to know if there were any passenger lists avalible from this ship and any other information about it's voyage on this particular date.
17th April 2009, 13:31
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