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My late father served as an Engineer on the above vessels - do any members out there have photos of the above ships?

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Hi

My late father served as an Engineer on the above vessels - do any members out there have photos of the above ships?

Thanks in advance

Doug
I have a photo of the "Fort Providence" in Whang Po harbour in Shanghai. My father B.M. Smith served 2nd engineer (refrig.) from 19/4/1944
-28/8/1945. Discharged and repatriated from Sydney on that date.
Bill Moore.
 

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Please if anyone can help me out again with the SS. Arawa: Shaw Savill G.T. 14462. Built 1922. I have seen it listed as R.F.A. and H.M.S. as well as S.S. I have the log from the National Archives and it corresponds to my fathers seamans papers.
R. 281943. It also conforms to the locations my father told me of when I was young. There is also an entry:"Returned from naval commision service", but the date is obscure. There is also a page encircled with " On special service" 1941 onwards. Much of the second half of the log has a change in the person entering and is rather illegible. I have seen records of it being listed as a W.S. ship I.E. Winston Special convoy. This could allude to the special service entry. The ship is included in the "Armed Merchantman class. in R.N. records. Any further advice or information will be much appreciated.
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I have a photo of the "Fort Providence" in Whang Po harbour in Shanghai. My father B.M. Smith served 2nd engineer (refrig.) from 19/4/1944
-28/8/1945. Discharged and repatriated from Sydney on that date.
Bill Moore.
Bill
My late father was also onboard at the same time - he joined at Burrard Dry dock in Vancouver after traveling from Halifax NS via Montreal then by train to Vancouver.
Do you have a copy of the photo. If so may I have a copy
Many thanks
Dougie
 
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