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Troopship Willochra

Troopship Willochra

The New Zealand troopship Willochra photographed off Lyttelton Harbour in 1919, repatriating German POW's to Germany, among them Count Felix von Luckner, CO of the famous full-rigged raider Seeadler.

The Willochra (7784 GRT / 4532 NRT) was launched on 24 Aug 1912 by Wm. Beardmore & Co. Ltd., Dalmui

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Vessel is Adelaide Steamship Company's "Willochra".
Details of her http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Fort_Victoria
Mention of Count von Luckner being on board http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/5651088

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In June 1940 a Dutch Royal Navy vessel in the Thames signalled to a British Royal Navy base ashore "What do you think about our camouflage" answer : Where are you ?
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