Talthybius 1912 10224t
builder Scotts SB Greenock
1942 Taruyasu Maru
1948 Empire Evenlode
broken up Briton Ferry 1949
with the name change in 1942 was she a war prize then renamed Empire Evenlode, photo taken in KG5 prior to 1927
Dom, she was sunk at Singapore in early February 1942, then raised by the Japanese and renamed.
The 'Taruyasu Maru' hit a mine and sank off Sado Island on June 30, 1945.
She was raised by the British in 1947, repaired at Hong Kong and renamed 'Empire Evenlode'.
Accommodation is perhaps an exaggeration Jim. Licensed to carry 600 steerage class passengers is probably more accurate. They were stuffed onto the tween-deck. I am sure that the poor souls did not want repeat the experience.