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This was possibly the last vessel to sail from Tobruk before it`s fall, has anyone any further information as to where I could find a Photo or details of her final end or even a site which gives details of the MN during the war, my Wife`s uncle did this trip and they got safely to Alexandria on one screw at 12knots
 

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Roger Turner said:
This was possibly the last vessel to sail from Tobruk before it`s fall, has anyone any further information as to where I could find a Photo or details of her final end or even a site which gives details of the MN during the war, my Wife`s uncle did this trip and they got safely to Alexandria on one screw at 12knots
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This vessel was bombed during the war think it was in 1942 searching for details. Last entry I have of her she was later sold to Grosvenor Shipping Company of Hong Kong in 1961 and renamed Grosvenor Pilot. No further info after that
 

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Attacked by aircraft 12th June 1942 off Mersa Matruh, Egypt sailing from Port Said to Malta. Arrived Alexandria the following day. Torbruk fell 9 days after the attack.
 

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I have just come across this info about the City of Calcutta Very interesting. My first trip to sea was on this ship, from Birkenhead to Bombay signed off her on the 17th Sep 1961 she must have been scrapped soon after, thou I'm not surprised she was a workhouse never seemed to get out of the engine room, problems of no vac on the turbines, never found out the problem till some time later, I met the 2nd eng he informed me the turbine casing was cracked, wise move to sell, as for a picture the Liverpool Maritime Museam Photo copied one for me. p.s.you could see the patches fitted over the bullet holes on the funnel and deck, glad I was not on board then Cheers Dave F
 

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My first ship was tss City of Calcutta as deck apprentice. I sailed on her from 3rd June 1959 to 26th March 1960, (2 voyages) firstly the round Africa trip, then Persian Gulf outward, and Chittagong, Calcutta, Trincomalee, Colombo homeward. We went aground in a sandstorm in the Suez Canal, and were towed up to Port Said, where many of our crew, who had just joined in Calcutta, were found to have smallpox. We were quarantined off Tilbury for the statutary 14 days, fortunately no further cases. I have a photo of the ship, b/w, taken in Bombay docks. Not sure how to send it.
Regards Andy C.
 
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