Ships carrying former Japanese POWs to Southampton.

10th August 2011, 17:48
Greetings all,

I am trying to determine the name of the ship that carried my grandfather from either Canada or America back to Southampton arriving on the 5/11/1945. I do not know if it was a RN ship or a commercial one. He was a former Japanese POW captured at Singapore in Feb 1942 and spent time in Thailand and Japan in various camps before being liberated on 8/9/1945. If there is anybody that could point me in the right direction where to find this info or might even know themselves I would be very grateful.


10th August 2011, 18:02
The Burma Star Association may be able to assist,Stuart.

10th August 2011, 18:07
The Burma Star Association may be able to assist,Stuart.

Dear sparkie,
Many thanks for the info. I will contact them tomorrow.
best wishes,

10th August 2011, 18:23
Welcome Stuart.

10th August 2011, 19:23
Greetings Stuart and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Hugh Ferguson
11th August 2011, 10:03
Stuart, Try Googling FEPOW to see if you can find someing on that site-it stands for Far East Prisoners of War.
One ship I recall paticipating in that repatriation was the Hospital Ship, Amarapoora but the time I saw her in Singapore does not accord with the time your grandfather arrived in Southampton.