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Old 15th January 2009, 07:31
teb teb is online now  
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Glenstrae/Gone Astray

Anyone know of Glenstrae reportedly gone astray on one voyage? Teb
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Old 10th March 2013, 01:47
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Glenstrae

Quizzing 94year young mother re 1945 war bride transit from Canada to Sydney AUS, she remembers ship as Glenstrae, and that it later went down in Australian Bight [1946-7?]. Continuing to search info.
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Old 10th March 2013, 01:56
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Quizzing 94year young mother re 1945 war bride transit from Canada to Sydney AUS, she remembers ship as Glenstrae, and that it later went down in Australian Bight [1946-7?]. Continuing to search info.
Thanks yours -await any further info you are able dig up- Regards Teb
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Old 11th March 2013, 13:02
Tom Inglis Tom Inglis is offline  
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There were three Glen Line vessels under the name Glenstrae
1] 1905 - 1917 torpedoed and sunk SW of Bishop rock by German Sub UC 62
2] 1919- 1920 sold to Union Castle in 1920 and renamed Banbury Castle
3] 1922-1949 started life as Glengarry 1939 renamed Glenstrae 1940 damaged by bomb attack in London Docks. 1949 registered in Liverpool and renamed Dolius. Broken up 1953.
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Old 27th July 2015, 07:31
DGWatson1872 DGWatson1872 is offline  
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Glenstrae

Hi all,

My late father, David Glen Watson, served on the Glenstrae during World War 2, as an electrician.

Had some good stories but they've faded in my memory.

Dad was from Glasgow, loved his football (Rangers) and spoke of going to South East Asia (Singapore) and South America (Uruguay).

Cheers,

Gordon Watson
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Old 11th August 2015, 07:21
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Anyone know of Glenstrae reportedly gone astray on one voyage? Teb
My late father served on the Glenstrae. His name was David Watson. There is another forum where people are talking about a weapon's malfunction that killed two crew which was amazing as I remember him telling me that story when I was a small boy. remarkable to hear it discussed, albeit briefly, online 20-30 years later.
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