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LIST OF SHIPS INVOLVED IN SE ASIA

ABBEKERK
Departed ex Tjilatjap in the last few days of February - carrying U.S. Troops and U.S. Civilians
ALDEN (U.S.S. Destroyer)

AGE
4,734 Tons - Coastal Vessel - Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

ALCHIBA:
(S.S.) (Norwegian) Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 9th July 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)
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ALCIDES:
(M.V.) 7,634 Tons - Norwegian. Sunk 22.7.43 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kinzo Tonozuka) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

ALBENA:
7,440 Tons - U.S. Cargo ship - damaged in attack by IJN Submarine I-4 in the region of Guadalcanal. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

ALERT
Seized or Captured position and date not known - seen at Naval Base in August 1942

ALLARA
Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

ANALOK
(S.S.) 6,688 Tons - Seized by the Japanese in the China Seas, 8th December, 1941, whilst on charter to Japan.

ANGLO CANADIAN
Damaged by aerial attack on Vizagapatam Harbour 9.4.4.2 (?) (The Red Duster at War)

ANGLO INDIAN - (S.S.
5609 Ton. Sailed from Sydney 28 December (in Company with AQUITAINIA, HERSTEIN and SARPEDON) - arrived Singapore with cargo 25 Pdrs and Ammunition. In harbour about 14 days, suffering indirect bomb damage, and fire in the course of several attacks there . Reported further damaged by Aerial Bombing 12.2.42 in Dutch East Indies. Escaped via Batavia to Karachi in India - date not known, but picked up some escapees in the Bay of Bengal on 14th April

ANKING (H.M.S.)
3,472 Ton (1925) ? Feb (400 RN)
Sailed from Singapore on unkown date in February, then employed as Depot Ship at Tamdjong Priok.. Sailed 26.2.42 from Tandjong Priok with some 400 R.N. . Sunk by Gunfire 4.3.42 in Indian Ocean South. of Java Sunk (See HMAS YARRA)
(The Escape from Singapre - "The Underrated Enemy" 135)

ANNA KNUDSEN
Tanker, Norwegian, 9,057 Tons - Damaged 5.10.43 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kinzo Tonozuka) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

ANSHUN (M.V.)
3,199 Tons - Sunk by Warship gunfire at Milne Bay, New Guina on 6th September 1942

ANTING (S.S.)
Sunk following Aerial attack with "B" Troop 89 Bty 35 LAA in transit Singapore/Pakenhoe

APORY
(S.S.) 2,790 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

AQUITANIA
As part or Convoy ZK5 (with HERSTEIN, SARPEDON and ANGLO INDIAN) sailed ex Sydney 28.12.1941 for Port Moresby and other Islands with 4,250 Troops and 10,000 Tones of Stores.
(The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

ASCOT (S.S.)
7,005 Tons - Torpedoed and Sunk by I-37 (Nakagawa) 29.2.44, 800 miles 72( from Diego-Suarez. (Approx 05S 63E). Of 52 survivors who took to lifeboats, 45 killed by machine gun fire from Submarine (Knights of Bushido P216 - The Fourth Service)

ASPHALION
Cargo Ship, 6,274 Tons. Whilst in convoy JC36 (Colombo/Calcutta) was damaged in attack by IJN Submarine I-27 on 11.2.44

AQUARIUS (S.S.)
6,094 Tons Feb (1,000) Suffered Aerial bombing during passage of Durian Straits and sunk. Believed only 3 survivors from the 1,100 aboard, who were picked up by ML310 and taken to Pulau Jeddia where it is understood they died later (The Escape from Singapore and other)

ARIADNE MOLLER (S.S.)
1,840 Tons - Scuttled 25th December 1941, at Hong Kong

ATLANTIC GULF:(S.S)
2,639 Tons (Panamanian) Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 5th June 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

AUBY (S.S.)
636 Ton (1908) Sarawak S.S. Co ?
One of the evacuation fleet, sailing date not known. Auby reached Tandjong Priok, where abandoned in need of repair and fuel. Sunk or seized by Japanese 5.3.42 in Netherlands East Indies (The Escape from Singapore and other)

AUST (SS) (Norwegian)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

AUTOLYCUS
7,621 GT Alfred Holt - Capt Neville
Sunk 6th April 1942 in Bay of Bengal (19.40N 86.50E) by attacking warship and with loss of 16 crew. Some survivors picked up by INDOR (The Fourth Service")

AUTOMEDON
Blue Funnel (Capt W.B.Evan)
Sunk (by scuttling) by German raider "Atlantis" in the Indian Ocean, off the Nicobars, 11th November 1940. The Captain was killed during the attack on the vessel. Crew etc taken Prisoners and later transferred to a Prison Ship the 'Falkenjell' and eventually to a German POW camp in France.

AGAN (Penang Harbour Board Ferry)
244 Ton (Capt Eddy) Deployed in Evacuation from Penang to Port Swettenham and then Port Swettenham to Singapore. Sailed from Singapore 14.30 11.2.42 with about 150 Civilians (inc. Women & Children), reaching Palembang about mid-day on the 13th. Scuttled 15/16.2.42 in Moesi River at Palembang. (Another report suggests sunk whilst on passage, some survivors being picked up by the "Tenggaroh" (The Escape from Singapore and other)

BAHADUR: (S.S.)
5,424 Tons - Sunk by IJN submarine I-6(Torpedo and gunfire) 19.44N 68.28E (Arabian Sea) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

BAYNAIN (S.S.)
659 Ton Sunk or Seized Off Tarakan NEI 11.1.42

BAN HO GUAN (S.S.)
1,693 Tons - Heap Eng No SS Co.
Departed Padang, heading for Java 27th January bu sunk by IJN Submarine I.4 on the 28th February 1942. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

BAN HONG LIONG (BAN HANG LEONG?)
H.M.S. Aux Patrol Launch 1671 Ton
Suffered bombing at Penang 12th December 1941
Sailed ex Singapore 7 Feb 42 (Troops & Civ ) in company "Sin Aik Lee",. Arrived safely at Tandjong Priok.. After two days again sailed, destination not known and nor any further details (The Escape from Singapore, "SOE Singapore 1942" and other)

BANFFSHIRE (S.S.)
6,479 Tons Sunk 29th September 1943 by Submarine Torped 09.26N 71.20E (Arabian Sea)

BARLINE (or BARLANE) (S.S.) (1938?)
Sailed on about the 14th February - with HMS "Barrier", HMS "Barricade" and HMS "Fastnet" - but as no further information about movements must assume sunk or seized.
(The Escape from Singapore and other)

BAROSSA
4,239 T Attacked by Aircraft at Darwin, NT, 19th February 1942 (Sunk ?)
(The Red Duster at War

BARWON
4,240 Ton Cargo vessel - Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

BAYNAIN: (S.S.)
659 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese 11th January 1943, off Tarakan, N.E.I.

BEHAR (M.V.)
7,840 Tons Sunk by Japanese submarine torpedo in the Indian Oceanal , 9th March 1944 20.32S 87.10E 108 survivors taken Prisoner, of whom 72 were later murdered. For these atrocities, Vice Admiral Naomasi Sakanju was hanged whilst Capt. Haruo Mayazumi was imprisoned for seven years.
(Knights of Bushido - P215) (British Vessels lost at Sea 1939/45 quotes "Raider")
(The Fourth Service - quotes sunk by Japanese Cruiser "Tone")

BENKOELEN (Dutch S.S)
Sunk by torpedo (submarine) 9th January 1942 in the Java Sea.

BENLEDI Wm Thompson,
Damaged, and set on fire, in Aerial attack on Colombo Harbour 5.4.42
(The Red Duster at War and "The Underrated Enemy" 168)

BENNEVIS (S.S.)
Ben Line, 1918, 8,130 Tons. Sailed 6th December 1941 from Hng Kong, with an 800 Ton Lighter on tow. Captured by two Japanese Destroyers 8.12.41 and taken to Hainan Island. (The Fourth Service) (British Vessels lost at Sea 5356T)

BHIMA: (M.V.)
5,280 Tons - Sunk 20th January 1942 in submarine torpedo attack in the Indian Ocean 07.47N 73.31E

BLUMUT
Sailed 13.2.42, with 29 Passengers, but captured, by Japanese Navy, at Muntok 17.2.42 (No casualties reported)
(The Escape from Singapore and other) Reported seen at Singapore Naval Base 13.8.42

BOERO: (Dutch)
Sunk by Japanese Submarine I-158 (Kitamura) 25th February 1942 - there were no survivors from this vessel. ("The Fourth Service")

BORINGIA: (Danish)
Sunk by Submarine I-159 off the Cape of Good Hope approximately early October ‘42 35 Crew rescued by CLAN MacTAVISH, herself to be sunk by the same submarine on 8/10/42 when 7 of those survivors lost. ("The Fourth Service")

BRAMORA: Tanker, 6,361 Tons, Sunk 14.9.43 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kinzo Tonozuka) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

BRITISH CHIVALRY (S Tank) 7,118 GT Capt Hill
Sunk 22.2.44 by Submarine I-37.(Nakagawa) at position 0.56S 68E in the Indian Ocean. 13 Crew members killed when the two lifeboats and four rafts machine gunned. The Captain was taken aboard the Submarine, whilst 38 survivors adfrift for 37 days.
(The Red Duster at War, The Fourth Service)

BRITISH JUDGE (S.S.-Tanker) 6735 Ton
Damaged by Aerial Bombing 12.2.42 10 miles South of Princes Island, Dutch East Indies
Sailed from Tandjong Priok for Australia in company of H.M.A.S. "Yarra" when torpedoed by I-158 on 28th February 1942. Damaged, but managed to make Colombo Under repair when Colombo Harbour bombed 5th April 1942
(The Red Duster at War) ("The Fourth Service")

BRITISH LOYALTY
6,993 Tons (Oil Tanker) - Sunk by torpedo from midget sub from IJN Submarine I-20, about 11.35 30.5.42, off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

BRITISH MOTORIST
6,891T (M.Tanker) Sunk by aircraft bombing in attack on Darwin Harbour 19th February 1942 The Red Duster at War and "The Underrated Enemy" 122

BRITISH SERGEANT:
(S.Tanker) 5,868 Tons - Sunk by Aerial bombing, 9th April 1942 at 08.00N 81.28E in the Bay of Bengal ("The Underrated Enemy" 173 174)

BRITISH SPLENDOUR: (M.Tanker)
7,138 Tons - Sunk by submarine torpedo 7th April 1942 35.07N 75.19E (Indian Ocean)

BRUNEI (M.V)
101 Tons Straits S.S. Co (Captains Matt Bin Alddi and Capt Chamberlain)
During the evacuation period was employed as a tender for evacuees - operating from Clifford Pier to vessels in the Roads. One of very few vessels still in Singapore from the 14th. Eventually scuttled 16.2.42 at Singapore. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

BUFFALO - R.A.F. Tug at Kallang

BULAN (BULANG?) (S.S.) 10/11 Feb
Was lying opposite "Laburnum" Wharf 10.2.42. having been ordered to lay off in the Roads to avoid bombing Sailed night of 10/11.2.42 for Batavia, without authority, as a result of which and order was transmitted to Java that the Captain A/V should be detained. but order not carried out. Reported at Tandjong Priok. Then reported to have sailed for Ceylon
("Course for disaster" P97)- (The Escape from Singapore ) (The Escape from Singapore and other)

CAMBAY PRINCE: (S.S.)
455 Tons - Scuttled at Bleak Pier, Hong Kong, 12th Dec. 1941

CAMDEN: Oil Tanker, 6,600 Tons - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-25 early October 1942, near Seattle. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

CARIMON (Yacht) 10 Ton - 5 hp Engine ! 11 Feb
Commandeered by R.A.F. on the 10th and sailed at about noon that day, with 2 aboard,. but only reached an island near St John’s .lighthouse due to engine problems.
Fortunate to meet "ROMPIN" there and be taken in tow . Later, it’s engine working, Camiron had to take over the tow from "ROMPIN" when that vessels’ engine failed. On the 1th all the group wre proceeding on theie own . Muntok on Bank Island was reached on the 13th, where they met with another yacht, "WHITE SWAN". These two vessels then proceeded on their own, CARIMON hving taken daboard two survivors of "SIANG WO". Keeping to the Western side of the Banka Straits until they finally reached Java (Batavia) on the 14th. (On this leg of the journey they rescued two R.A.F. Wellington (?) Bomber crew who had been shot down)

"ROMPIN" then been hoisted on board a ship sailing from Java. That vessel (not names) was torpedoed, shelled and sunk, "CARIMON" with her. (The Escape from Singapore and other) ("The Sarong & The Kris)

CAMPHUIS (Dutch S.S.)
Sunk by torpedo (submarine) 9th January 1942 in the Java Sea.

CAPETOWN CASTLE
Part of Convoy reaching Singapore 13th January 1942

CARMEN MOLLER
Tug 366 Tons - Captured by Japanese South of Amoy, 8th Dec. 1941

CECELIA (or CORELIA?) (Motor Launch or Yacht?) 15 Feb (44)
Sailed on the 15th with some 40/45 Servicemen - including Brigadier Paris and some Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. All passengers understood to have reached Padang where they joined the "ROSENBOOM" which vessel was to be sunk with great loss of life.
(The Escape from Singapore and other)

CHAK SANG (S.S.)
2358 Tons - Sunk by Submarine Gunfire, Bay of Bengal 15.42N 95.02E 22.1.42

CHANGI (WD/RASC Vessel)
A Landing Barge type 14 Feb
Sailed from Pulau Brani on February 14th with Royal Engineers and Royal Army Service Corps Personnel after carryidng out demolitions there. In company with 5 Motor Launches ("HASTINGS ANDERSON", "ROSEMARY", "SWIFT", "SWALLOW" and aother - possibly the "JANE" ? ?) they headed to Sumatra. All except "Jane" - (which went aground on Pulau Batam, to be taken P.O.W.) are understood to have reached Rengat. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

CHANG TEH (HM Minesweeper)
244 Ton (1914) 7 Feb (70)
One account says sailed 7th February, in the company of ""Hua Tong", "Klias" and "Rahman". Another "late 13.2.42" although this could, just possbily have been a second trip, but both agree sunk afternoon 14.2.42 in the Durian Straits, where seen by HMS "DRAGONFLY" following a heavy attack by Japanese ‘planes. One report suggests 9 RAF and 1 Civilian survivors; another that 30survived.. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

CHANGSHA: (S.S.)
2,482 Tons - Seized by Japanese in the China Seas, 8th December 1941

CHARITY (Nickname given to unnamed vessel)
One of 2 wooden barges and one wood fired launch used in the transfer of evacuees up the Indragiri River in Sumatra.

CHARON (S.S.)
In Convoy MS.1 Australia/Singapore Jan/Feb 1942

CHAUK (S.S.)
419 Tons - Scuttled 7th March 1942 at Rangoon

CHEKIANG: (S.S.)
2,172 Tons - Seized by Japanese in Wangpu River,
North China, 8th December 1941

CHUNGTU: (S.S.)
2,219 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941. Later salvaged by the Japanese

CHRISTINE MOLLER:
Salvage Tug, 800 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

CHUEN CHOW: (S.S.)
1,088 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

CHUNG ON: (S.S.)
968 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

CITY OF ADELAIDE (S.S.)
6,589 Tons - Sunk 30th March 1994 by IJN Submarine I -8 by gunfire and torpedo, in the Indian Ocean 12.01S 80.27E

CITY OF BAGHDAD: S.S. (7506 T)
Sunk by German Raider "Atlantis" in the Indian Ocean 11/7/1940. Crew etc taken Prisoners and shipped to Kobe, Japan, on prize vessel "Ole Jacobs" - arriving 4/12/40

CITY OF CANTERBURY (S.S.) ? Feb
Part of Convoy BM12 with "Empress of Asia" and "Felix Roussel" with RAF reinforcements to Singapore 2.2.42 attacked by heavy bomber force as entering Western Approaches. Was to leave Singapore on the 6th February 1942 after disembarking troops and embarking some R.A.F. personnel of 453 Sqdn together with Women and Children

CITY OF LONDON
in Convoy SU1 (comprising 12 vessels - including Esperance Bay, Eastern Prince, Mathura and City of Paris) from Colombo to Australia early 1942 (Feb ?)

CITY OF MANCHESTER (S.S )
8,917 Tons (Ellermans Line Capt Dudley)
Arrived Singapore 1.2.42 with Australian Troops, then moved to Pekan. On evacuation, with 700 A.I.F. was bound for Batavia but recalled to Tjilatjap disembarking the troops - again sailed, but 35 miles out West. of Jogjakarta (08.16S 108.52E) torpedoed twice, shelled, and sunk by Japanese submarine I.53 (Lieut Nakamura) on 28th February. (The Red Duster at War)

CITY OF PARIS:
in Convoy SU1 (comprising 12 vessels - including Esperance Bay, Eastern Prince, City of London and Mathura) from Colombo to Australia early 1942 (Feb ?)
5/2/44, part of convoy KR.8 from Kilindi to Colombo

CITY OF PRETORIA
5,000 Tons - One of the vessels carrying transport, etc for 18th Division. Diverted from Singapore, and arrived at Tanjong Priok (Java) with equipment, etc. Cargo suffered considerable damage as a result of poor stowage.

CLAN MACARTHUR
10,528 Tons (1936) - Sunk 7th August 1943 by three Submarine Torpedoes from U-181 - Indian Ocean 23.00S 53.11E Of a complement of 151, there were only 99 survivors to be rescued by a French Sloop. ("The Fourth Service")

CLAN MACTAVISH
Sunk 8/10/42, by U-159 approximately 100 Miles off the Cape of Good Hope. She carried, in addition to crew, 35 survivors of the Danish ship "BORINGIA".
54 of her crew died, including the Captain, together with 7 from the Boringia survivors .
("The Fourth Service")

CLAN MURDOCH
5,930 Tons (1919) 21st February 1942, sailed ex Rangoon with 1,200 Tons of Bombs and some 1,200 servicemen (mainly RAF) although only accommodation for twelve ! Then called at Akyab and took on board four crashed aircraft, 100 tons of spares anad a further 250 servicemen.- finally making it to Calcutta on the 26th February. Then returned to Akyab on 4th February, discharging 900 Tons of bombs and taking aboard 2,400 tons of rice and around 1,000 evacuees who were safely delived to Colombo but whether she was damaged in the aerial bombing of that harbour of 5th February 1942 ("The Fourth Service")

CLAN ROSS (S.S.)
5,897 Tons - Sunk by IJN submarine I-6 torpedo 2nd April 1941 at 15.58N 68.24E (Arabian Sea) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

COAST FARMER
Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

COLORADAN
USA - Sunk by U-159 on 9th Odober 1942, South of the Cape of Good Hope ("The Fourth Service")

COLUMBINE (a 22’ Yacht)
Sailed, date unknown, with 15 on board - eventually holed by rocks off Sumatra


CONGELLA (M.V.)
4,533 Tons - Sunk by Gunfire from IJN submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kizo Tonozuka) 24th October 1943 01.02N 71,14E (Indian Ocean) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

CONNECTICUT:
Sank by torpedo from IJN Submarine I-25 near the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon.

COOLANA:
Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

CORBIS
Tanker - Sunk by torpedo from U-180 (Cdr W. Musenberg). One lifeboat with 32 men survived but after 10 days heavy weather capsized the lifeboat on four occasions, after a total of 14 days then then remaining eight survivors were rescued. ("The Fourth Serviuce")

CORELIA (or CECELIA) - see "CECELIA"

CORNISH CITY (M.V.)
4,952 Tons - Sunk 29th July 1943 by Submarine’s torpedo in Indian Ocean - 27.20N 52.10E

CRANFIELD (S.S.)
5,332 Tons - Sunk 23rd November 1942 by Submarine Torpedo at 08.26N 76.42E (Indian Ocean)

CYNTHIA OLSEN
2,140 Tons - a Lumber Freighter, Sunk by IJN Submarine I-26 when about 900 miles NE of Hawaii. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

DIANA MOLLER
Tug, 252 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

DAISY (Water Boat) 110 Ton (Sister ship to "Heather").
Diesel engined - Sailing on the 13th February this bargelike craft, which was without either Compass or Charts, and piloted by Sgt. Walmsley, arrived safely at the Djambi River in Sumatra, reporting sighting "YIN PING" in the Berhala Straits. . Lt Gen G. Bennett, A.I.F. was a passenger on this vessel from Djambi River to Muar Atebo. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

DAISY MOLLER
4,087 T Capt Weeks
Sunk 13th December 1943 by Japanese Submarine RO-110 in Bay of Bengal at 16.21N 82.13E. 55 of the 69 crew plus two passengers were killed when liferafts and boats rammed and machine gunned.
(Sunk, torpedoed by Submarine I-29 in early September 1942 .? ? ?)
(The Red Duster at War, The Fourth Service, Knights of Bushido P215)

DALFRAM (S.S.)
4,558 Tons - Sunk 4th August 1943 - tropedoed by submarine at 20.53S 56.43E (Indian Ocean)

DALHOUSIE (MV)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

DARDANUS 7,726GT - Blue Funnel
In ballast, and whilst under tow to "GANDARA" in the Bay of Bengal, after being bombed by aircraft, - both vessels suffered aerial attack following by shelling from Japanese Cruiser Squadron. Vessel eventually sunk by Torpedo near Vizagapatam 16.00N 82.20E on 6th April 1942. All the crew saved.
(The Red Duster at War) ("The Fourth Service")

DELAMORE (S.S.) 11 Feb
Sailed at 17.00 11th February in Convoy with "Empire Star", Jalibar", "Jalikrishna" and "Li Sang" and reported cleared Sunda Straits 16th February.

DERRYMORE (S.S.)
4,799 Gross Tons. McGowan & Gross. 12 Feb
Arrived at Singapore, with 2,000 Tons Explosives & crated Spitfires (Hurricanes ??) as deck cargo, but too late.. Took evacuees aboard and sailed about 07.00 morning of 12.2.42 for Java with about 200 Servicemen aboard.. Delayed at Banka by the volume of shipping leaving Palembang. Joined up with H.M.S. "STRONGHOLD", H.M.S. "JUPITER" and four Tankers but was to be torpedoed by submarine I-25 about 7.00pm near Banka Straits, (N.W. of Java, 05.18S 106.20E, within about 50 miles of Batavia, 13.2.42. Some survivors rescued by HMAS "BALLARAT"., but only 9 listed as missing. (The Red Duster at War & The Escape from Singapore, The Fourth Service and other)

DESLOCK: (S.S.)
5,015 Tons - Seized by Japanese on the China Seas. 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan.

DEUCALION (S.S.)
Sailed on February 22nd from Tandjong Priok with British Civilians from Java together with some R.A.F. with destination Freemantle.

DOMINION MONARCH 1939
Shaw Savill & Albion (27,155 Tons) Capt. Summers.
Arrived Singapore early January with re-inforcements, then entered dry dock for engine overhaul Repairs rushed, and sailed for New Zealand on or about 8th February. No mention of passenger (The Red Duster at War) (The Fourth Service)

DON JOSE
Freighter. - en route Hong Kong via Australia and Manila with the 212 vehicles of the two Canadian Battalions which had arrived on 16-12-41. Unloaded in the Phillipines and vehicles used by U.S. Troops ("The Underrated Enemy" 164)

DONERAIL (Panama)
Sunk 10/12/1941 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Kayahara) in the South Pacific. 27 Machinegunned whilst in lifeboats. ("The Fourth Service") (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

DUCHESS OF BEDFORD - (S.S.)
31 Jan (4000 for the 3)
Arrived at Empire Dock 28th January, together with "Wakefield" and "Westpoint" sailing again 30.1.42 between them evacuating more than 4,000 Women and Children.", and passed through Tandjong Priok after spending three days undergoing repairs, sailing on 5th February for Colombo, reaching there ond the 8th. ("The Fourth Service" suggests sailed ex Singpoare 8.2.42)

DUREENBEE
Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

DYMAS 14/15 Feb (21)
Captured near Muntock Light, with all 21 passengers, 17th February. by the Japanese Navy
(The Escape from Singapore and other)

EASTERN PRINCE
In Convoy SU1 (comprising 12 vessels - including Esperance Bay, Mathura, City of London and City of Paris) from Colombo to Australia early 1942 (Feb ?)

EBOND
Scuttled, presumably 14th / 15th February at Singapore.
(The Escape from Singapore and other)

ECHUNGA
3,362 Ton - Cargo ship - Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II


EDANG 121/12 Feb
Sailed 11th/12th February with 11 other vessels which were to form the slower part of an evacuation fleet. Once through the swept channel they were under orders to sail, independently, for the Banka Straits and Tandjong Priok. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

EDITH MOLLER
Tender, 645 Tons. Captured by IJN South of Amoy 8th December 1941

EKMA
Part of Convoy KR.8 from Kilindi (5/2/44) to Colombo ("The Fourth Service")

EL MADINA (SA.S.)
3.962 Tons - Sunk by Submarine (torpedoed) 16th March 1944 whilst in Bay of Bengal - 20.54N 89.36E

ELIAS HOWE
US Liberty ship, 7,176 Tons - Sunk 24.9.43 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kinzo Tonozuka) (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

ELISHA WHITNEY (USS)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

ELMDALE: (S.S.)
4,872 Tons, Badly damaged by gunfire from IJN Submarine I-3 whilst off Colombo on 7th April 1942

ELSIE MOLLER:
Tug 1,196 Tons - Captured by Japanese off Amoy, 8th December 1941

ELYSIA: 6,757 Tons
British. Sunk by IJN Armed Merchant Cruisers "Aikoku Maru" and "Hokoku Maru" in the Indian Ocean mid 1942. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

EMERALD
H.M. Light Cruiser. Part of Admiral Somerville’s Far Eastern Fleet ("Force A")
("The Underrated Enemy" 164 "No Time for Geishas" P18)

EMPIRE ARNOLD
Sunk by torpedo from U.155 4th August 1942 in Indian Ocean (near Aden)
when enroute USA to Middle East ("The Fourth Service")

EMPIRE CHAUCER
Sunk when 450 Miles south of Capetown by U-504 (Cdr Poske)
with several killed. 54 eventual survivors, some being 23 days adrift ("The Fourth Servuce")

EMPIRE MOONRISE
Damaged in aerial attack on Colombo Harbour 9.4.42 (The Red Duster at War)

EMPIRE NOMAD
Sunk on 13th October 1942 by U-159 South of the Cape of Good Hope.
("The Fourth Service")

EMPIRE STAR (S.S.)
12,656 Ton - Blue Star, Capt S. Capon. 11 Feb (2,154)
Cast off 17.00 11th February, clearing 06.30 on the morning of the 12th, in Convoy with "Delamore", Jalibar", "Jalikrishna" and "Li Sang" and reported cleared Sunda Straits 16th February, with about 2,000 RAF Ground Crew, Naval Personnel, and some service families - also with 135 A.I.F. deserters who had forced their way aboard - in so doing, they shot and killed the Captain of the Dockyard, Capt. T. K. W. Atkinson, R.N. (These deserters were disarmed in Tandjong Priok.) All passengers, with the exception of some nurses disembarked.

"Empire Star" had cabin accommodation for 16 passengers but carried 2,154 mostly staff from British, Australian & Indian Hospitals.

On 12th February, and four hours out of Singapore attacked by 6 aircraft, in Durian Straits being hit and severely damaged creating 3 fires. Again attacked at dawn and throughout morning without further damage. Reached Batavia 15.2.42 and then, after some bomb damage repairs sailed on the 16th February for Freemantle after re-embarking Women.
(The Red Duster at War ) (The Escape from Singapore and other)
("The Fourth Service" suggests sailed ex Singpoare 8.2.42)

EMPRESS OF ASIA (S.S.)
16,909 Ton ? Feb (Capt Smith)
Part of Convoy BM12 with "City of Canterbury" and "Felix Roussel" with RAF reinforcments to Singapore attacked by heavy bomber force as entering Western Approaches. With 2,661 on board (2,235 Troops - including 125 A/T Regt RA and No. 4 Ordnance Store Compamy, Royal Army Ordnance Corps) and with some of the Armament for 18 Div) arrived Singapore 4/2/42. Dive bombers scored hits setting her on fire at a point near the Sultan Shoal Lighthouse, about 9 miles west of Keppel Harbour, but only 16 missing (1 seaman and 15 servicemen). 1,000 were rescued by HMAS "Yarra".and other vessels. About 40 of the crew were later evacuated on the "AMPANG". Again subjected attack on 5/2/42. The "Empress" was abandoned and was still burning on 15.2.42 (Eventually broken for scrap in 1952)
(The Red Duster at War) (The Fourth Service)

EMPRESS OF JAPAN (S.S.)
(Later renamed EMPRESS OF SCOTLAND) Arrived in Convoy 13th January 1942 Leaving the Dock Area at 03.00 31st January 1942, and from the Roads about 15.00, reaching Tandjong Priok safely and then proceeding from thence on 15th February.

ESPERANCE BAY
Sailed from Colombo for Australia in Convoy SU1 (comprising 12 vessels - including Eastern Prince, Mathura, City of London and City of Paris)
early 1942 (Feb ?) carrying 10,900 Troops plus Military Equipment
("The Red Duster at War "(The Fourth Service))

ETHEL MOLLER
(Salvage Vessel) 912 Tons - Scuttled 15th December 1941, at Hong Kong.
Later salvaged by the Japanese.

EUREKA "O"
Sailed 13.2.42, but run aground on a beach, and sunk, whilst in the Durian Straits the following day. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

EXCISE (A Motor Launch)
Sailing 13th/14th February, with 7 aboard, only to be captured by the Japanese Navy off Muntok, Banka Island 17th February. (The Escape from Singapore and other)

EXPRESS (S.S.) (U.S.)
Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 30th June 1942 off Madagascar.
(The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

FAITH (Nickname given to unnamed vessel)
One of 2 wooden barges and one wood fired launch used in the transfer of evacuees up the Indragiri River in Sumatra

FANLING (FAN LIN ?) (Motor Launch).
Left Singapore 13.2.42 Sunk, with 47 Passengers. Sunk by gunfire from Japanese Navy on approach to Banka Straits with apparent loss of 43 of the 47. Also sunk at about the same time and in the same location was the Tug "ELIZABETH" 4 Survivors picked up by Junk commanded by Lt. Col Scott, RAOC (The Escape from Singapore and other)

FATSHAN (S.S.)
2,639 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Canton, 8th December 1941

FAUSANG (S.S.)
2,256 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

FEDERLOCK
(S.S.) 6,607 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan

FELIX ROUSSEL (M.V). ? Feb A Free French Liner
Part of Convoy BM12 with "Empress of Asia" and "City of Canterbury" with RAF reinforcments to Singapore 2.2.42 attacked by heavy bomber force as entering Western Approaches. One direct hit penetrated the decks, close by the bridge, destroying the Officers’ Mess, another hit close by the funnel and destroyed a Bren Gun manned by R.A.S.C. personnel. Her rudder was also damaged, and casualties were suffered in both bombing and strafing. On board were the 9th Northumberland Fusiliers.

Was to leave Singapore almost immediately. Casting off on the evening of 8th February 1942 after disembarking troops and embarking around 11.00 - mainly women and children but some RAF and some survivors "Prince of Wales" and "Repulse".

Sailed onward from Tandjong Priok mid February, reaching India and then South Africa.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (an R.A.M.C. Launch)
Date of leaving Singapore not known, but active search and rescue in the islands on the route to Sumatra, and then in transported of casualties between Singapore and Rengat. Together with some local fishing boats was responsible for the evacuation of some 1,500 survivors to Djambi and Tambihalan. At the time of the Japanese invasion of Sumatra "Florence Nightingale" ran aground one evening (25.2.42 ?) near the Indragiri River but was saved by the tide the following morning but had suffered damage to her propeller shaft.(The Escape from Singapore and other)

FOOK ON (M.V.) 738 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

FORAFRIC (M.V.)
3,475 Tons - Sunk by Aerial Bombing, 24th December 1941, in the Celebes
Sea, South of the Phillipines

J. D. FORD (U.S.S. Destroyer)

FORT BUCKINGHAM (S.S.)
7,122 Tons - Sunk 20th January 1944 by Submarine Torpedo in the Indian Ocean - 08,50B 66.25E

FORT FRANKLIN (S.S.)
7,135 Tons - Sunk 16th July 1943 by Submarine’s torpedo whilst in Indian Ocean - 22.36S 51.22E

FORT LA MAUNE (S.S.)
7,130 Tons- Sunk 5th January 1944 by Submarine torpedo whilst in the Arabian Sea - 13.04N 56.3E

FORT LONGUEUIL
7,128 T James Chambers & Co
Torpedoed 19.9.43, and sunk, by U.532 in a position south of the Chagos Island (Indian Ocean). 10S 68E (approx) Two survivors existed on a raft for 134 days, eventually landing on a beach in Sumatra where they were taken POW (The Red Duster at War, The Fourth Service)

FORT McLEOD (S.S.)
7,127 Tons - Sunk 3rd March 1944 bu Submarine gunfire and torpedo in the Indian Ocean 02.01N 77.06E

FORT MUMFORD (S.S.)
7,132 Tons (1942) - Torpedoed 20th March 1942, whilst on her maiden voyage from Lyttleton, N.Z.) by Japanese submarine I-27 (Fukamura) at 10N 71E (Arabian Sea). There was only a single survivor. ("The Fourth Service" and others)

FORT STIKINE
With 1,400 tons of Ammunition aboard, took fire whilst in Bombay Docks and blew up on 14th April 1944. 336 persons killed and 1000 plus injured whilst 15 other vessels and two Royal Indian Warships sunk or damaged beyond repair. ("The Fourth Service)

FRANCOL
2623 Tons (1917) Merchant ship - Sunk 4.3.42 off Java when part of small convoy.
(See Yarra) ("The Underrated Enemy" 135, and other)

FROSTY MOLLER
A Tug - operated by the Navy in Singapore in late 1941
("SOE Singapore 1941/42"

FULTALA (M.V.)
5,051 Tons - Sunk by submarine torpedo 7th April 1942, (JN I-3) position 06.52n 76.54E Indian Ocean

G. S. LIVANOS
Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

GANDARA
5,281 T. Whilst in Bay of Bengal, 16.00N 82.20E, near Vizagapatam subjected Aerial Bombing, followed by shelling by Japanese Cruiser Squadron whilst towing "DARDANUS", and eventually sunk by torpedo. 13 Crew members lost (The Red Duster at War)

GANGES
6,246T James Nourse, Capt Vivian
Suffered attack by Japanese warships 6th April 1942 whilst 20 miles off Vizagapatam, and set on fire. Ship abandoned. 15 crew killed. (17.48N 84.09E) (The Red Duster at War)

GAZCON
Sunk 02.30 2.9.42 by torpedo from Submarine I-29 - Lt.C Juichi Izu - North of Cape Guarafui, Gulf of Aden 50.30E (The Red Duster at War) ("The Fourth Service")

GEMSTONE (SS)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

GERTRUDE MOLLER
Tug 92 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

GIANG SENG (S.S.)
1811 Ton - Sunk or Seized by Japanese in NEI Waters 29.1.42

GLADYS (S.S.)
358 Tons - Seized at Kuching by Japanese 24.12.41

GLEN ARTNEY Mid Feb
Reported arriving at Tandjong Priok but date not stated.

GLENSHIEL (M.V.)
9,415 Tons - Sunk 2nd April 1942 by IJN Submarine I-7 by Torpedo 01.00S 78.11E (Indidan Ocean)

GLOUCESTER CASTLE (S.S)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

GOLDENEYE (12’6" Pram Dinghy) 19 Feb
(only survivor of 41 at Changi Yacht Club - remainder destroyed).
Sailed 19.2.42 from Changi POW Camp (crewed by Sapper Morris (30th (Fortress) Co RE), Lieut Martin (9th (Coast Regiment) R.A.) and Major Campbell, R.A. Reached the Sunda Straits where captured 5.3.42 by Japanese Cruiser "Asigara".

GORGON (SS) Blue Funnel 11 Feb (358)
Had earlier arrived with Convoy MS1 from Australia, after only about half her cargo had been
unloaded.- had suffered heavy bombing on arrival and whilst unloading. Whilst sailing on the 11th, with 358 Passengers, in convoy with HMS "Durban", "Kedah" "Stronghold " and together with S.S. "Empire Star" and "Yoma" Departure from Singapore waters was to be in early hours of 12.2.42. Delay caused by misplacement of a bouy which marked the swept channel.. Reached Tandjong Priok safely, then proceeding to Australia with the Women and Children who had been amongst her passengers - Service personnel being disembarked at Tandjong Priok.
("The Escape from Singapore" - "The Fourth Service" and other)

GUATEMALA
5,967 Tons - Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

HAFTHOR
1,350 Ton (Norwegian freighter) Intercepted and seized 120 Miles North of Kota Bahru by the Japanese Navy escorting invasion fleet. (Renamed NIYO MARU)

HAI TUNG
(Norwegian freighter) Sunk by Japanese submarine off Kota Bahru, 9th Dec 1942

HAI KWANG (M.Tanker)
905 Tons - Sunk 28th Dec 1941 by Aerial attack, in Manila Bay

HAICHING (S.S.)
2,183 Tons - Sunk 2nd October 1943 by Submarine torpedo. 18.46N 71.55E Arabian Sea.

HALDIS (Freighter)
Over flown by Japanese at the time of the attack on Prince of Wales and Redpulse, whilst en route for Hong Kong.

HALLDOR (Norwegian freighter)
1,515 Tons. Seized by Japanese on arrival from Bangkok, after being boarded 75 miles S.W. of Saigon on 5th December 1942. Renamed "Haruta Maru"

HARELDAWINS (S.S.)
1,523 Tons, built 1901?
Sunk 10th December 1941, off Luzon Island, by Japanese Submarine I-124

HARESFIELD
Sunk, torpedoed by Submarine I-29 in 9th September 1942 at 13.05N 54.35E
in the Arabian Sea. (The Red Duster at War)

HARMONIDES 5,237 GT
Sunk 25.8.42, by Torpedo from I-165 250 Miles South of Colombo, (The Red Duster at War)

HARPA (Tanker) 3,000 Tons,.
Bombed 22/23 December 1941 at Port Swettenham, suffering some casualties.

HARPASA 5,082 GT Harrison Line Capt Atkinson.
Sailed from Calcutta for East Africa 3.4.42, bombed by aircraft, an incendiary setting the vessel on fire, and the ship abandoned on 5.4.42. 19.19N 85.46E. (Bay of Bengal) Survivors later picked by by "TAKSANG" (The Red Duster at War)

HARTISMERE (S.S.)
5,498 Tons, British - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 8th July 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

HASTINGS ANDERSON (Motor Launch) 14 Feb
Set sail from Pulau Brani at around 02.00 on the 14th February, presumably in the company of "Jane". Principal passengers being Royal Engineers and others who had been applying a "scorched earth" policy to the various stores (Ordnance, Supply and Fuel) which were based on that Island. A possibility that some Royal Army Ordnance Corps personnel aboard, some Ammunition Storemen noted, at one stage, as "missing" from there.

HATTERLOCK (S.S.)
5,138 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan

HAURAKI (MV) (London)
7,113 Tons - Captured by Japaneses Cruisers on 12th July 1942, at 17.32S 80.25E
Indian Ocean. Taken to Japan. Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery. Subsequently sunk by Allied bombers near the Truk Atoll on 17th February 1944.

HEATHER (Water Boat)
110 Tons, Lieut. Canty (R.A.S.C. ?) 14 Feb (Servicemen -
A one time Singapore Water Boat. Evacuated a party of Servicemen to the Djambi River in Sumatra, Then used to rescue over 100 shipwrecked survivors, including all the injured, from Pom Pom Island and again reached Djambi safely on 26.2.42

HEINRICH NELSON an ex-Danish vessel.
Had escaped from both Hong Kong and Singapore, reaching Rangoon. Sailed ex Rangoon 8-3-42 with the Demolition Squads who had destroyed Oil facilities at Syriam, the Power Station, and Port facilities and various transport vehicles.
("The Underrated Enemy" 158)

HELEN (Dutch Flying Boat Tender)
Attacked by six Japanese Flying Boats on 31st December 1941 in the South China Sea, they were able to give a good account of themselves shooting down one and damaging three of the planes.

HELEN MOLLER (S.S.)
5,259 Tons - Sunk 5th June 1944 by Submarine Torpedo in the Indian Ocean 04.28S 74.45E

HENRY KESWICK
Tug 671 Tons - Lost 29th Dec. 1941 at Corrigedor, cause not known

HERALD (Harbour Vessel)
Scuttled, date not known but presumed 14/15th February, at Singapore.

HERSTEIN
A Norwegian Freighter - As part or Convoy ZK5 (with AQUITANIA, SARPEDON and ANGLO INDIAN) sailed ex Sydney 28.12.1941 for Port Moresby and other Islands with 4,250 Troops and 10,000 Tones of Stores. Sunk 20-1-42 by aerial attack, "Val" Dive bombers, whilst in harbour at Rabaul ("The Underrated Enemy" 98, and others)

HIAP HIN (HIEP HIEN ?) (Junk) 130 Ton 16 Feb
A local Junk, stolen in the Outer Road, Sailed 16.2.42 from Kalapa Island by Major Waller R.A., Capt Spanton and some East Surreys - who had taken a small boat from Singapore to Kalapa Is. on night 15/16th February. On route to Sumatra, picked up a further 100, survivors from other vessels, at Pulau Moro. Then sailed to Priggi Raja and Tembilahan where they picked up even more on their way to Rengat.

HIN LEONG (HING LEE ? HIN LEE ?) (Diesel engined Coaster )
80 Ton (Lt. Lind, R.N.V.R.)
Left Singapore, Cliffords Pier, 8th February with members of S.O.E, and loaded with supplies and equipment. intended for seaborne operation but, unable to find the marked channel, returned to the Harbour later that day.. Sumatra. Sailed again, in the evening, Col. Warren now having joined the party. A base was set up at Suiapiapi on an island in the Aroahs Group abut 50 miles off Sumatra. Reached Labohanbilak. where sunk in the river as a "block ship".
("SOE Singapore 1941/42" "The Escape from Singapore" and other)

HIN LEE a Sumatra prahau, 60 ft.
Sailed ex Padang 9th March 1942with 16 Officers and 2 Malays. Attacked by Japanese aircraft machine gunning but no casualties. 34 days after sailing, on April 12th 1942, were in sight of C Cylon but it was the 14th when taken aboard Tanker "Anglo Canadian" which took them to Bombay. "Hin Lee" was then sunk by gunfire. ( "Return of the Tiger" - Ps 31 & 33)

HINSANG (M.V.)
4,644 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong 25th December 1941. Later salvaged by the Japanese.

HOCK SIEW (To be re-christened "Conway Castle !") 12 Feb
Sailed 12.2.42 with small contingent 3rd Heavy A.A. Regt - in company with Launch "Joan" and other small boats

HODGSON (W.D. / R.A.S.C. Vessel)

HOEGH MAERCHANT (M.V.) (Dutch Cargo Vessel)
Sunk by IJN Submarine I.4 on the 14th December 1941, off Makapuu Point, Oahu. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

HOIHOW (S.S.)
2,798 Tons - Sunk 2nd July 1943 by Submarine’s torpedo - 19.30S 55.30E
(Indian Ocean)

HONG CHUANG (a Steam Launch) (35 T) 11 Feb ( 7 ?)
Sailing 11.2.42 from Telok Ayer with mainly S.O.E. personnel., and after running aground several times, firstly at Moro 12/2/42,successfully reached Djambi River on 17.2.42 (She had been engaged in stocking various supply dumps on the evacuation route - Pulau Moro, Priggi Raja which she had supplied on 2.2.42, and at Pulau Salu and other points on this final trip)

HONG FATT (HONG TATT ?) (54)
Date of sailing not known. Captured at Muntok 17th February with 20 British Officer and 33 A.I.F - one man had died during their passage from Singapore.

HONG KHENG (S.S.) 6167 Ton 11/12 Feb
Known to have sailed on the night 11/12th February - no further news

HONG KWANG 13 Feb
Sailed 13.2.42, eventually abandoned in Java 9.3.42

HOPE (Nickname given to unnamed vessel)
One of 2 wooden barges and one wood fired launch used in the transfer of evacuees up the Indragiri River in Sumatra

HOSANG (S.S.)
5698 Ton, Seized by Japanese at Palembang - 13.2.42. Had been damaged by aerial bombing.

HSIN CHANG WO (S.S.)
582 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Ichang, 8th December 1941

HSIN FUHLE Tug
184 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

HSIN PEKING (S.S.)
2,104 Tons - Captured by Japanese on voyage Tungku/HongKong 8th December 1941

HSIN TSEANGTAH: (S.S.)
933 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

IMPERIAL AIRWAYS TENDER 15 Feb (11)
Departed Singapore on evening 15.2.42. Ran aground on leaving harbour but refloated. Four Officers of the Volunteer Forces were, at their own wish, put ashore on an Island from whence they made their way to Priggi Raja and Padang to be successfully evacuated from there. The Tender carried on only to be captured by the Japanese off Banka Island.

INDORA
6,622 GT - British India
Sunk in Bay of Bengal, whilst en route Calcutta / Mauritius 6th April 1942 in the Bay of Bengal . Was carrying some survivors of ATUOLYCUS and MALDA
(The Red Duster at War)

INDUS: (M.V.)
5,187 Tons Sunk by armed Raider, 20th July 1942 at 28.44N 82.50E (Indian Ocean)

INTAN (M.V.)
117 Ton - Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters 3.3.42

IPOH (S.S.)
1,279 Ton (1908) 10 Feb (500 +)
(Captain, F.W. Jennings) Had been badly damaged in Air Raid on 7.2.42, being left with more than 40 holes near the water line, which were only roughly patched. With around 300 Royal Air Force personnel and some 200 Women and Children was on the point of casting off when a large Japanese formation commenced pattern bombing of the waterfront.. "Ipoh" was caught in a shower of bombs, one being a near miss which blew a large hole in her side. Passed through Tandjong Priok where reported to have had a "heavy list" but no repairs were carried out and she proceeded on her way. Some doubt as to whether the passengers disembarked before leaving Singapore. (Another report suggests Sunk or Seized at Batavia (Tandjong Priok) 5/3/42

IRON CHIEFTAIN
4,812 Tons Iron Ore Carrier - Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42
(The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

IRON CROWN (S.S.)
Iron Ore Carrier, 3,353 Tons - Sunk 4th June 1942 by Submarine Torpedo 38.17S 149.44E (Pacific)

IRON KNIGHT (S.S.)
4,812 Tons - Sunk 7th February 1943 by Submarine Tropedo - 36.51S 150.38E (South Pacific)

ISLAM (ISLAMIC ?)
Sailed 23rd January from Singapore and is reported to have reached India.

ISLANDER
Towing "Vendetta" from Java to Australia in company with "Ping Wo"

JACKAL
Captured unknown date and place - seen at Naval Base 13.8.42

JALAVIHAR (SS)
5,330 Ton 11 Feb
Sailed 11th February, to suffer, but survive, heavy bombing whilst passing through the Durian Straits. Passing through Tandjong Priok she finally brought up in Colombo.

JALAKRISHNA (S.S.) 11 Feb ( 0 )
Sailed at 17.00 11th February, possibly clearing morning of the 12th, in Convoy with "Delamore", "Empire Star", "Jalibahar" and "Li Sang" and reported cleared Sunda Straits 16th February. Suffered air attack, leaving her bows badly damaged, in the southern reaches of Banka Straits but survived and reached Tandjong Priok. From there safely made passage to Colombo. She carried no passengers

JALAPALAKA (S.S) 4215 Tons
Sunk by gunfire from Submarine I-164 in Bay of Bengal, 13.00N 81.08E, 30.01.42

JALARAJAN (S.S.) 5102 Tons
Sunk by Submarine (Torpedo) West of Sumatra, position 00.12S 97.00E 14.1.42

JALNA RETNA (S.S.)
Left Singapore with RAF Groundcrew 12/2/42 bound for Batavia

JALATARANG (S.S.) 2498 Tons
Sunk by Submarine, I-164 in Bay of Bengal, by Gunfire and Torpedo, position 12.59N 81.00E 30.01.42 while on voyage from Cochin to Rangoon.

JALIBAHAR (S.S.) 11 Feb
Sailed at 17.00 11th February, possibly clearing morning of the 12th, in Convoy with "Delamore", "Empire Star", "Jalikrishna" and "Li Sang" and reported cleared Sunda Straits 16th February.

JALARAJAN (Indian)
Sunk by submarine torpedo 14th February 1942 off the West Coast of Java with loss of 5 crew members

JALRATNA (S.S.) 3942 Ton 11/12 Feb
Sailed on the night of the 11/12th February - reaching Tjilatjap. Then left Tjilatjap on 19.2.42

JANE (Motor Launch) 14 Feb
Sailed 02.00 hrs 14th February from Puala Brani, presumably in company with "Hasting Anderson" and, like her carrying Royal Engineers and other Corps troops after demolition work. Ran aground on Pulau Batam. and all passengers taken prisoner.

JEAN NICOLET (SS)
Sunk by Japanese submarine I-8 (Aziimuri) 2nd July 1994 - Indian Ocean. Whilst 96 survivors picked up by submarine, they were still on the deck when it dived,13 drowned, and only 23 survived. ("The Fourth Service")

JESSIE MOLLER
Salvage Vessel, 530 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

JITRA (M.v.)
122 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Labuan on or about 29.12.41

JOAN (Motor Launch) 15 Feb
Sailed 15.2.42 with Capt R. Kennedy, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Command. Left in company "HOCK SIEW" and other small boats. Ran aground 16.2.42 near St John’s Island, but refloated with the tide . Continuing, the met up with "Sir Hugh Fraser", both re-provisioned at Pulau Moro, took on some shipwreck survivors, and sailed on to reach Rengat.
("The Escape from Singapore")

JOAN MOLLER (S.S.)
2,232 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941. Later salvaged by the Japanese

JOHANNE JUSTESEN (S.S.)
4681 Ton - Sunk by Submarine torpedo, West of Ceylon (09.04N 75.88E) - 15.2.42

JOHN A JOHNSON (S.S.)
Sunk by Japanese submarine I-12 (Kudo) 29.10.1944 (30.10.44) in the Pacific. The Liefboats and other survivors machined gunned and 10 killed.
(Knights of Bushido - P215) ("The Fourth Service")

JOSEPHINE MOLLER
Tug (1,274 Tons) Scuttled 25th December 1941, at Hong

KAIPING (S.S.)
2,563 Tons - Sunk by aerial attack 28th December 1941 in Manila Bay

KAJANG
Reported sailed ex Tandjong Priok 28.2.42

KALGAN (S.S.)
2655 Ton Seized by Japanese at Bangkok12.12.41

KALINGO (S.S.)
2,051 Tons - 7th January 1943 - Torpedoed by submarine (34.07S 153.15E) South Pacific

KAMUNING (S.S.)
2076 Tons. Sunk by gunfire and torpedo from Submarine South of Ceylon, position 08.35N 81.44E 14.2.42

KANCHOW (S.S)
2,001 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

KARANJA
Part of Task Force in occopation of Madagascar early May 1943

KARAPARA (a Hospital Ship)
Sailed ex Tandjong Priok 18th February with casualties.

KATHLEEN MOLLER
Salvage Vessel 1,487 Tons - Scuttled 25th Dec. 1941, at Hong Kong

KATONG (S.S.)
1461 Ton Straits S S Co
Left Singapore on February 1st, with Servicemen, but sunk on February 3rd or 5th by Cannon fire as the result of an air attack whilst in the Banka Straits within about 4 miles of the Palembang Light Vessel. Only 5 survivors. (The Red Duster at War) ("The Escape from Singapore")

KAU TUNG (S.S.)
1,665 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in China Seas, 8th December 1941

KELANTAN
Left Sabang, (Off the northern tip of Sumatra) in January with intention to proceed to Colombo

KEPONG
Reported sailed from Tandjong Priok on 28.2.4

KHODAUNG (M. Tanker)
254 Tons Destroyed by fire, cause not known, 5th May 1942 on the River Irrawaddy, Burma

KHOEN HOEA
This old coaster commandeered at Tjilatjap in February (about the 20th) and sailed for Australia, reaching Freemantle in 2 and a half days!

KHOTA GEDE
Sailed from Tjilatjap on the 27th February 1942, carrying some 2,150 RAF personnel. This vessel; made a lone voyage and reached port, safely, in Colombo, Ceylon on 6th March 1942
Note: 5 other Vessels, with an escort of 4 Destroyers and other smaller Naval ships left the same day, in convoy for Australia. It seems that the bulk of that convoy was intercepted by the Japanese Navy and that the bulk of the vessels were sunk) ("Chasing after Danger" p239)


KIA-WO (S.S.)
1,311 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Ichang, 8th December 1941

KIANG-WO (S.S.)
2,209 Tons - Seized by Japanese on the China Seas. 8th December 1941

KIANGSU (S.S.)
2,676 Tibs - Captured by Japanese off Amy, 8th December 1941

KIM CHIN SENG (Motor Lighter)
165 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Kuching 24.12.41

KING FREDERICK (S.S.)
5,265 Tons - Sunk 19th July 1944 by Submarine (Torpedo) in the Indian Ocean 09.29N 71.45E

KING LUD (M.V.)
British - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 8th June 1942 off Madagascar.
(The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

KINGFISHER
Abandoned at Daboek in the Indragiri River, date not advised

KINSHAN (S.S.)
2,733 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese, China Seas 8th December 1941

KINTA (S.S.)
1220 Ton (1923). Sailed 9 Feb (carrying 1,000 servicemen, with "Darvil) Subjected aerial attack and set on fire 7.1.42 off Malacaa, but escaped. Sailed night of 9.2.42 in company with "Darvil" and "Phrontis", with personnel of 2/3 M.T. Co A.I.F. crewing. Known to have reached Java One report states "Sunk or Seized, 5/3/42 at Tandjong Priok (Batavia).

KINTANG (S.S.)
435 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

KIRKPOOL (S.S.)
(West Hartlepool) Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

KLANG (S.S.)
Date of leaving Singapore not known, but believed to have taken part in the evacuation. Known to have sailed from Tandjong Priok on the 21st February for Freemantle in Australia.
("The Escape from Singapore" and other)

KOH FUKU MARU 70 Ft.
(An ex Japanese Fishing Vessel, diesel engined owned by an Australian, Bill Reynolds.)
Sailed from Telok Ayer 10.00am 12.2.42 with some 50 Women and Children, to St John’s Island and thence to Rhio where arrested by Dutch. After Jap bombing of Rhio released. Sailed 13.2.42, taking SILVER GULL in tow, arriving Pom Pong Island 03.00 19.2.42. Then left and reached Tembilahan and when commenced series of operations. Returned to Pom Pong and collected 96 evacuees, after which over a period of eight days visited Moro, Benku, Singkep, Pom Pong and Lingga, thence Tanjong Pinang, Tanjong Bali and Tanjong Batu before returning to Rengat. Eventually headed North West up the Straits of Malacca, sailing at night, and en route, visited Bengkalis, Bagansiapiapi reaching Diamond Point of 26.3.42 before heading West to the Nicobar Islands eventually Negapatan in Madras.

After reconditioning in Bombay, was renamed "KRAIT", and eventually shipped on a Freighter to Sydney to become the vessel to convey the members of "Operation Jaywick" to Singapore in late 1943 when that Force attacked, and destroyed, shipping in the Singapore Roads, returning safely to Australia.

KOOLAMA (M.V.)
4,068 Tons - sunk by aerial bombing, 20th January 1943, off Wyndham, Western Australia ("The Underrated Enemy" 136)

KONG SO (S.S.)
789 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Tinghai. 8th December 1941, Master taken POW

KOWARRA (S.S.)
2,125 Tons - Torpedoed 24th April 1943 by Submarine at 24.26S 153.44E (South Pacific)

KRIAN (KRAIN ?) (S.S.)
845 Ton (1914). Employed by S.O.E. from early February 1942. Sailed from Cliffords Pier on or around 5th February, with supplies for the evacuation route. Some stores left at Pulau Moro and reached Tandjong Priok on the 17th of that month. She then sailed from that Port 28.2.42, and through Sunda Straits only just before the Japanese Invasion Fleet arrived, with the intention of joining other S.O.E. in Rangoon but was to be diverted and eventually arrived at Tincomalee in Ceylon. ("SOE Singapore 942.42" and other)

KULIT (Motor Tanker)
213 Tons - Left Singapore, 12th February 1942,heading for the Durian Straits, with a number of Civilians on board assumed lost or captured at Sumatra 2/3/42.

KUT WO (S.S.)
2,665 Tons - Seized by Japanese in the China Seas, 8th December 1941

KWANGTUNG (S.S.)
2626 Tons -Sunk by shelling by Submarine I-156 South of Java 09.12S 111.10E 5.1.42 Was carrying about 96 crew and some 35 Military personnel. After being machine gunned in the boats, on 35 survived to be rescued. The submarine gunned and rammed lifeboats - only 35 survived. (The Red Duster at War)

KWONG FOOK CHUNG: (S.S.)
881 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

KWONG SAI (S.S.)
1,309 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in China Seas, 8th December 1941

KWONG TUNG (S.S.)
1,218 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in China Seas 8th December 1941

LAHAINA (S.S.)
5,645 Tons - U.S.A. - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-7 on 11th December 1941 to the N.E. of Oahu. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

LAKSHIMI GOVINDA (S.V.)
235 Tons - Sunk by submarine’s gunfire 10th March 1942, 13.22N 87.27E (Bay of Bengal)

LANDJOOT (Small launch)
Used from Dabo (Singkiep) to Djambi River (about 70 miles)

LANGKOEAS (Dutch S.S.) (Formerly the German "Stassfurt)
Sunk by submarine torpedo 2nd or 3rd January 1942, north of Bawean Island Torpedoed by Japanese Submarine I-158 (Kitamura) Lifeboat machine gunned, and one rammed by the attacking Submarine. Of 94 on board, there were to be only 13 survivors. ("The Fourth Service" and others)

LANYWA (S.S.)
42 Tons - Lost, cause not known, 7th March 1942 in Bassein Creek (Burma)

LARCHBANK (M.V.)
5,151 Tons - Sunk 9th September 1943 by Submarine Torpedo at 07.38N 74.00E (Indian Ocean)

LARGS BAY
At Singapore lat Jan / early February ‘42

LARY DOHENY
Oil Tanker - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-25 on 5th October 1942, off Cape Sebastian, Oregon (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

LE MAIRE (S.S.)
3,271 - Dutch. Sunk 4.3.42 off the south of Java - possibly by the IJN Submarine I-7. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

LEANA
Sunk 7th July 1943 by U-198 (Capt W. Hartmann) when 175 miles NE of Lourenco Marques. Survivors reached shore in five lifeboats after 5 day ("The Fourth Service")

LIMERICK (M.V.)
8,724 Tons - Sunk 25th April 1943 by Submarine torpedo at 28.54S 153.54E (South Pacific)

LI SANG 11/12 Feb
Sailed ex Singapore about 17.30 on 11th or 12th February, reaching Java safely.

LING KONG (S.S.)
850 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

LISBON MARU
7,053 Ton Clyde built 1931
Sailed ex Hong Kong for Japan on the morning of 27th September 1942. Carried 1,816 British POW from Shamshuipo POW Camp, Hong Kong and 800 Japanese Troops returning to their homeland. Just after 7.00 am on 1st October 1942 the vessel was struck in the bunkers, near the starboard engine room, by a torpedo from the US Submarine "Grouper". At about 7.30 pm, the Japanese troops were transferred to a freighter "Toyukuni Maru" whilst the POW were still kept battened down in the holds.

On the morning of the 2nd October, the prisoners in one hold - principally Middlesex Regt, broke out to be met by bullets fired by sentries but these, the sentries, were soon silenced and disposed of. As the vessel was sinking, men took to the sea but some were still trapped in holds.. Those who were swimming were then subjected to machine gunning from Japanese ships at the scene, and a total of 846 were to die that day, many of them Royal Artillery and 154 being men of the Middlesex.

(See Lord Russell of Liverpool "The Knights of Bushido", Tim Carew "Hostages to Fortune" and Scottish Pow-Wow 12/51) (JLSCA "Fulcrum" No 51) ("Destination Japan")

LOCH RANZA (SS)
4,958 Ton. Sailed ex Singapore toward end of January 1842, transporting important stores (Radar, A.A. Guns, etc.,) for the defences at Palembang, was caught in a heavy aerial bombing attack in the North Eastern end of the Rhio Strait, and had to be beached at Pulau Abang on the 3rd February 1942. Crew were rescued by H.M.A.S. "Toowoomba". (Another report implies the vessel was sunk in this attack in position 00.37N 104.14E - British Vessels lost at Sea - p32) (The Fourth Service)

LOONGWO (S.S.)
3,923 Tons - Seized by Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941

LYLEPARK (S.S.)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

MACAU (S.S.)
1,685 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese on the China Seas, 8th December 1941

MACDHUI (M.V.)
4,561 Tons - Damaged in aerial attackl 17th June 1942 at Port Moresby, again attacked on the 18th and capsized - later becoming a total loss

MADURA ? Feb
Left Singapore in February. Then reported as having sailed from Batavia in the last few dayhs of February

MACUMBA (S.S.)
2,526 Tons - Sunk 6th August 1943 by aerial bombing in the South Pacific - 11.30S 134.40E

MAGICIAN
Sailed 27.3.42 from Colombo, being at Vizagapatam on 5.4.42

MAH - ON- SHAN
(aYacht) (See FF86/3)

MAJANG A. K.P.M.
Vessel captured by the Japanese, date and place not known. Seen at Singapore Naval Base 13.8.42

MAMUTU (M.V.)
300 Tons Sunk by submarine gunfire 6th August 1942, at 09.11S 144.12E (South Pacific)

MANON (S.S.)
5,597 Tons - Sunk 7th October 1942 by submarine torpedo at 15.00N 80.30E (Bay of Bengal)

MARALIA
Found abandoned in Batavia by some of the survivors of "EMPRESS OF ASIA", and sailed to Australia (Date not known but presumably late February or early March 1942.
(The Red Duster at War)

MARELLA
Sailed ex Batavia about 14.2.42 for Australia, with escapees from "Ampang" and "Sing Keng Seng"

MARGARET (M.V.)
248 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Kuching 24.12.41

MARIE MOLLER Tug
593 Tons - Captured by Japanese off Ningpo 8th December 1941

MARION MOLLER (S.S.)
3,827 Tons - Sunk 5th November 1944 by Submarine (Torpedo)in Bay of Bengal - 10.40N 81.10E

MARY MOLLER (S.S.)
2,698 Tons - Seized by Japanese in Wangpu River, North China,
8th December, 1941

MARY ROSE (Diesel engine Launch) (40ft) 15 Feb (38)
Sailed 15.2.42, having some 38 officers (including Col Dalley of Dallforce, Capt C. Corry, Mr Bowden - the Australian Commisioner, Wayne of Special Branch and another Policeman, Sim) from Fort Canning on Board On route for Banka captured by I.J.Navy on 17.2.42 in Muntok Strait, outside the Moesi River, and taken to Muntok. "Mary Rose" seen at Singapore Naval Base 13.8.42 (The Singapore Story - P212/214)

MATANG
Reported sailed from Tandjong Priok 28.2.42

MATHURA
In Convoy SU1 (comprising 12 vessels - including Esperance Bay, Eastern Prince, City of London and City of Paris) from Colombo to Australia early 1942 (Feb ?)

MEGOHM Dredger 124 Tons
Lost 18th April 1942, cause not known, in the River Irrawaddy, Burma

MELVIN H. BAKER 4,999 Tons (U.S.)
Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 5th June 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

MERRY MOLLER Tug, 382
Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

MIN-WO Tug
287 Tons, Seized by Japanese at Hankow, 8th December 1941

MINBU (S.S.)
139 Tons - Scuttled 7th March 1942 at Rangoon

MING SANG (S.S.)
3,420 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941. Later salvaged by the Japanese

MONARCH (S.S.)
27,155 Tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Co Ltd.) 8 FEB
(Capt Summers). Arrived Singapore early January 1942 with reinforcements, and then dry docked for engine overhaul. With rapid advance Japanese, work rushed but engines restarted and she sailed for New Zealand 82.42 but there is no mention as to whether she took evacuees.

MONTEVIDEO MARU
Torpedoed, and sunk, by an Allied Submarine whilst transporting Prisoners of War to Japan.

MOUNT VERNON (U.S.S.) (Prev S.S. "Washington", United States Lines):
With reinforcements, including 53 Brigade - attacked in Singapore Harbour by aircraft 12.30 15.1.42, but the 6 bombs dropped ashore. Following day, sailed for Aden, with H.M.S. "Jupiter" as escort

MUNLOCK (S.S.)
1,685 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan

MURADA
Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

NAM YONG (S.S.)
1345 Ton - Bombed and damaged 22/23 December 1941, whilst at Port Swettenham. Sunk or Seized in the Indian Ocean - 27.2.42

NANCY MOLLER (S.S.)
Torpedoed and sunk by Submarine I-165 (Shimizu) 18.3.44 02. in Indian Ocean, 14N 78.25E. Machine gun fire from Submarine killed many (20 plus) who were then in lifeboats (Knights of Bushido - P216) ("The Fourth Service")

NANKIN (S.S.) Greenock
Captured by German Raider whilst en route Freemantle / Colombo, 10th May 1942, with 180 Crew and 162 Passengers. Crew members listed in Hodogaya, Yokohama, War Cemetery

NANNING (S.S.)
2,486 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Hong Kong, 8th December 1941

NARACUNDA
Part of Convoy arriving 13th January 1942

NELLORE (S.S.)
6,942 Tons - Sunk 29th June 1944 by Submrine (Torpedo) whilst in the Indian Ocean 07.51S 75.20E

NEPTUNA (M.V.) 5,952 T
Sunk in air attack on Darwin Harbour, 19th February 1942 - Carrying 200 tons of Depth Charges which detonated, creating a massive explosion. Captain and 15 crew members killed. ("The Red Duster at War" "The Underrated Enemy" 122)

NGOW HOCK (Norwegian freighter)
Intercepted and seized by the Japanese Navy 9th December 1941 near Kota Bahru

NIGHTINGALE (M.L.)
Left Blakang Mati, date not known, with Capt Kirkwood, R.A.M.C., and his staff.

NORAH MOLLER (S.S.)
4,433 (Ton) ? Feb (57)
Date of departure from Singapore not known, but the vessel was carrying 57 passenger, some of whom were Women and Children, when attacked by aircraft on the 3rd February only four miles from the Palembang Light Vessel. She suffered a hit amidships, was badly damaged and on fire. H.A.M.S. "Hobart" and H.M.A.S. "Tenedos" arrived in time to drive off the attacking planes, but not in time to save the ship. Amongst those rescued by "Tenedos" were 28 wounded but 6 of these did not survive the voyage to Tandjong Priok which was reached on 4th February. (The Red Duster at War)

NOVA SCOTIA
6,796 Tons. Sunk, November 1942, by U-181 by torpedo in the Mozambique Channel. She carried 765 Italian Civilian Internees plus Italian POW amongst whom there were very heavy loss of life (principally due to Sharks). ("The Fourth Service")

NUMBING (A fairly large Diesel launch) 66 Ton (Capt Rowly-Conwy R.A)
Operating from Rengat, used to recover 60 stranded evacuees from Pom Pom and other islands

NYMPHE (S.S.)
4,504 Tons (Greek) - Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 6th July 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

NYOUGHLA (S.S)
382 Tons - Scuttled d7th March 1942 at Rangoon

OCEAN HONOUR
Sunk, torpedoed by Submarine I-29 in early September 1942
(The Red Duster at War)

O.K. (a Launch)
No reports although could probably have been used in an escape bid.
("The Escape from Singapore")

OLE JACOB (Norwegian Tanker)
Captured by German Raider "Atlantis" in the Indian Ocean 9th November 1940. Had cargo 10,00 Tons Aviation Fuel. Taken as Prize to Japan where arrived at Kobe 4th December 1940. Crew, together with crews of other vessels sunk or captured, including "Automedon", "City of Baghdad" and "Teddy" left in Japan

ON LEE (S.S.)
1,02 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

ORCADES (S.S.)
A Troop Transport - Arrived at Batavia about mid-day on the 15th February with some 3,400 Australian Troops, including 2/2 Pioneer Bn and 2/3rd Machine Gun Battalion, but General Wavell ordered that they should not be put ashore, but that the 3rd King Own Hussars should be embarked. with some Nurses, H.Q staff, and some evacuees. Sailed for Ceylon on 21st Februar ("The Underrated Enemy" 123, and others)

ORESTES
7,748 Tons. Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

ORISKANY (S.S.) 1644 " 11/12 Feb
Sailed from Singapore 11th/12th February - no further information available
("The Escape from Singapore")

OSPREY (a 10 seater Launch)
After a foiled attempt by deserters to come aboard, with shots fired but with no casualties, ???? ferried 38 Officers out to the "Mary Rose" this at 11.30pm on 14th February 1942. An incident involving "Mary Rose" mooring rope which had resulted in the fouling of "Osprey’s" propellor resulted in the cutting of that rope as a result of which "Osprey" drifted away, unmanned (The Singapore Story - P207 and 214)

PALMA (M.V.)
5,419 Tons - Sunk 29th February 1944 by Submarine Torped ind the Indian Ocean 05.51N 79.58E

PANDAI (M.V.)
166 Tons. Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters 3.3.42 .

PAUL LUCKENBACH (USA)
Sunk by Japanese Submarine I-29 (Juichi Izu) early
September 1942 ("The Fourth Service")

PAOWO (S.S.)
2,517 Tons - Seized by the Japanese in the China Seas 8th December 1941.
Chief Engineer taken POW

PATELLA (London)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

PATRICIA MOLLER Tug
390 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

PAUL LUCKENBACH (U.S.)
Sunk, torpedoed by Submarine I-29 in early September 1942 (The Red Duster at War)

PELANDOK (Harbour Board Vessel)
Assume captured or sunk as no information. ("The Escape from Singapore")

PERAK (S.S.) (1927) 10 Feb
Reported left Singapore on 10th February, with RAF Groundcrew, reached Tandjong Priok. Later, reported sailed from Tandjong Priok 28.2.42 during evacuatikon of Java.

PERSEUS (S.S.)
10,286 Tons - Sunk 16th January 1944 by Submarine Torpedo in Bay of Bengal - 12.00N 80.14E

PESHAWUR (S.S.)
7,934 Tons - Sunk 23rd November 1943 in Bay of Bengal (11.11N 80.11E)
by Submarine Torpedo

PETALING (M.V.) 168 ons
Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters 3.3.42

PHASIANELLA (Motor Tanker)
855 Ton - Scuttled at Batavia - 3.3.42

PHRONTIS (S.S.) 9 Feb (Large No Civ & Serv
Had arrived with Convoy MS1 from Australia - suffering heavy bombing on arrival and whilst unloading. Sailed evening 9th February for Melbourne with large number of Civilians and Servicemen - said to have been overloaded with refugees.

PINNIA (PINNA ?) 6121 Ton)
Sunk by aerial bombing, first attack, 3/2/42 final attack 4/2/42 in position 00.52N 104.19E

PLANCIUS (S.S.) "The Fourth Service" says sailed ex Singapore 8.2.42
Reported to have sailed from Tandjong Priok with some 840 evacuees, principally Women and Children on or about the 15th February possibly making passage to South Africa.

PLOVER (30 Ft Steam Launch)
Used at Rengat to recover evacuees who had been sunk and stranded on islands

PULAU BRAS (PULO BRAS or POELAU BRAS)
A S.M.N. vessel Sailing from Tandjong Priok on the 6th March, with 207 on board, was sunk in the Indian Ocean, near Christmas Island, the following day.

QUEEN VICTORIA (M.V.) British
Sunk by IJN Submarine I-10 on 28th June 1942 off Madagascar. (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

RAJPUTNA (S.S.)
Conveyed a group of S.O.E. to Rangoon in February 1942 who were to set up a listening post for Aspencer Chapman’s group in Malaya ("SOE Singapore 1941/42")

RANGAM (M.V.)
185 Tons Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters -3.3.42

RANTAU (M.V. Palm Oil Tanker) 197 Ton 12 Feb
Sailed on 12th February with a Company’s employee, S. Baddeley, in command. The Chief Pilot Singapore, Capt. MlcAlister acted as a crew member. Arriving early morning of the 14th February at Banka Straita they found much shipping which, with the dawn proved to the the Japanese Invasion Fleet. Captured on the 14th February - seen at Singapore Naval Base 13.8..42 ("The Escape from Singapore")

RASA (M.V.) 217 Ton
Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters - 3.3.42

READY MOLLER Tug
268 Tons Captured by Japanese off Amoy, 8th December 1941

REDANG ( S.S.)
531 Ton (Thai Navigation) 12 Feb (99 include crew)
Capt. Rasmusson (a Dane) sailed 12th February with a crew of 10 and 89 Passengers including 6 Women and 3 Children. On Sunday the 15th when within 50 miles Berhala Strait were attacked by two Japanese Destroyers, hit, set on fire and sunk. Only 30 Passengers, including 4 of the Women and 2 Children, got away by boat and, whilst making the shore, they were captured by the Japanese. There were no other known survivors. ("The Escape from Singapore")

REDSTART (HMS)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

REJANG
(M.V.) 288 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Kuching 24.12.41

RELAU 75 Ton (Palm Oil Tanker) (Straits S.S. Co.,) 13 Feb (66)
Sister ship to "Rantau", "Relau" was used to Bunker ships at the Naval Base.
When the Naval Base was abandoned on 28th January, the vessel was taken by it’s owners to the Inner Roads at Singapore where she continued to Bunker ships until abouth the 7th when she became involved in ferrying evacuees to various ships in harbour. On the evening of 13th February, after taking 66 Passengers aboard, she sailed from Singapore. In the course of the next 24 hours she twice stopped to rescue shipwreck survivors - including 13 from "Scorpion" who were found on a raft. Passing through Banka Straits during the early hours of the 16th, she had almost reached open waters when stopped by a Japanese Cruiser which put an army party aboard, capturing "Relau" - Seen at Singapore Naval Base 13.8.42 ("Escape from Singapore" and others)

RIBOT (Motor Tanker)
237 Ton - Sunk or Seized, somewhere at Sumatra - 2.3.42

RICHARD HOVEY (USA)
Sunk by Japanese Submarine I-26 (Kusaki). Survivors in Boats, on rafts, and in water then machine gunned. "(The Fourth Service")

RIMAU (M.V.)
214 Ton - Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters - 3.3.42

RIMBA (M.V.)
139 Ton - Sunk or Seized by Japanese in N.E.I. Waters -3.3.42

ROSEMARY (a Motor Launch) 14 Feb
Sailed on 14th February from Pulau Batam in company with "Changi", "Hastings Andersoon", "Swift", "Swallow" and another (possibility is that this was "Jane"). She arrived at Banka on the 16th, to be captured there.

ROSENBOOM (S.S.)
A small K.P.N. vessel of about 1,000 Tons
Sailed from Padang 28.2.42, with some 500 evacuees, Civilians and Servicemen. Later, en route for Caylon was to be Torpedoed and sunk. Only one lifeboat, a 28 footer, saved and this damaged; ostensibly for 28, there were 80 aboard and another 55 hanging on. After 26 days at sea, and drifting some 1,000 miles, there were eventually only 4 survivors, who were to reach the Coast of Sumatra and near their departure point of Padang. The survivors were Doris Lim and Sgt Gibson (2nd A & S H) and 2 Javanese crewmen

Amongst those lost were Brigadier A. Paris, Major A. MacDonald (A & S H), Lt. Col A. H. Ives, (R.A.O.C.), Lt. Col Douglas, I.A.O.C. Lt. Col J. P. Acworth, Indian Army (AAQMG 11 Ind Div),
Mr & Mrs. R.L.Nunn (Director of Public Works)
("SOE Singapore 1941/42" and other) ("The Boat")

ROYAL ULSTERMAN
Part of Task Force in occupation of Madagascar early May 1943

RUTHANIA (Harbour Board Vessel)
Presumed sunk or captured 15.2.42
("The Escape from Singapore")

SADAING
Lanch 286 Tons - Scuttled 7th March 1942 at Rangoon

SAGAING
Merchantman of 7,958Tons - Bombed and sunk whilst in Trincomalee Harbour, Ceylon, 9.4.42 ("The Red Duster at War". "The Underrated Enemy" 172 173)

SAGRES (S.S.)
2, 833 Tons - Seized by Japanese in the China Seas 8th December 1941

SAI ON (S.S.)
1,950 Tons - Seized by the Japanese at Macau (Portugese China)

SALAMAUA
A
Mission launch - sunk by Aircraft machinegun fire 10th March 1942 near Gona, New Guinea. ("Prisoner’s Base & Home Again")

SAMBRIDGE
7,219 GT Brocklebanks Capt Bain
(Previously the "MAKALLA" ) Whilst on maiden voyage after re-building, sunk by Submaring I-27. Sunk by torpedo from Submarine I-27 (Fukamura) 18th November 1943 . Boat and raft machine gunned. The 2nd Mate taken POW to Japan - Another report that "lost with all hands 12.2.44" must be incorrect ("The Fourth Service", "The Red Duster at War" offers another date)

SAMOURI (S.S.) 7,219 Tons - Sunk by Submarine Torpedo 26th January 1944 in the Arabian Sea - 13.04N 55.45E

SAN CIRILO (Tanker) Capt Thomson
Attacked south of Colombo 21.3.42 by submarine I-162 (06.40N 79.40E), but was able to make Colombo and discharge 5.500T of Cargo.

SAN ERNESTO (M. Tanker)
8,078 Tons Eagle Tankers Capt. Waite
Torpedoed whilst en route Sydney / Bahrain by Submarine I-37 (Otani) and abandoned 09.18S 80,20E (Indian Ocean) (The vessel drifted 2,000 miles to Pulau Nias Island - then being dismantled by the Japanese (The Red Duster at War, The Fourth Service)

SARPEDON
As part or Convoy ZK5 (with AQUITANIA, HERSTEIN and ANGLO INDIAN) sailed ex Sydney 28.12.1941 for Port Moresby and other Islands with 4,250 Troops and 10,000 Tones of Stores.

SCOTI Tug
274 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

SEDJATRA
A Wooden, Trengannu, Schooner of around 30 Tons.,
Left Singapore on 4th February 1942 with 4 civilians aboard, reaching Labuan (a small port in Java), and then on to Tjilatjap. Sailed from Tjilatjap with 8 aboard 5 civilian and 3 RAF.on the 7th March, but ran aground on a coral reef on the 18th on Enderby Island in the Dampier Archipelago - being stranded there until rescued by "KOOLINDA" (on one of it’s voyages up the West coast of Australia. ("The Sarong & The Kris)

SEEKINGJAS (a Motor Launch)
Assumed sunk or captured about 15.2.42

SEISTAN (S.S.)
2,455 Tons - Sunk 28th December 1941 by aerial attack, in Manila Bay

SHASI (S.S.)
1,327 Tons - Seized by Japanese in Yangtse River, 8th December 1941. and crew taken POW.

SHAZADA (S.S.)
5,454 Tons - Sungk 9th July 1944 in the Arabian Sea, 15.30N 65.30E, but Submarine Torpedo

SHINAI (S.S.)
2410 Tons - Seized by Japanese at Kuching 12.12.41

SHINKUANG 2,441 GT British India
Sunk the April 1942 by Japanese Warships whilst in the Bay of Bengal (The Red Duster at War)

SHINHWA (S.S.)
1,460 Tons - Captured by Japanese 25th December 1941, off Hong Kong.

SHINYU (S.S.)
1615 Ton - Sunk or Seized by the Japanese at Sourabaya - 2.3.42

SHRIVATI (M.V.)
389 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

SHUN CHIH (S.S.)
1,981 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

SHUN WO
Reported left in Batavia

SIANGTAN (S.S.)
1,195 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Ichang, and crew taken POW

SIBERG
Captured, time and place not known.
Eventually used by Japanese to transport P.O.W. from Timor to Java.

SILVERLARCH (S.S.) 10 Feb
Left Singapore on or about 10th February, reached Java. Then sailed 15.2.42 from Oosthaven for North Java

SILKSWORTH 4,921 British India
Sunk around Easter time (6.4.42) by warship attack, off Puri in the Bay of Bengal
(The Red Duster at War)

SILVER GULL
Left, date unknown, with 166 Women and Children but broke down at Rhio. On 13.2.42 taken in tow by KOH FUKU MARU and taken to Pom Pong Island,

SING-KHENG-SENG (S.S.) 13 Feb (47 crew)
Straits Steamship Co - Ho Hong. (Capt Smith) Sailed on 13th February, 45 of the crew being from the defunct "Empress of Asia" - no further information.

SINKIANG
2,646 GT British India Sunk 6th April 1942 by aerial bombing in the Bay of Bengal (British Vessels Lost at Sea)

SIR HARDING ANDERSON (M.V.)
600 Ton (a W.D. / R.A.S.C. Vessel)

SIR THEODOR FRASER (a Motor Harbour Tender)
The Malay crew having apparently deserted, was taken over by R.A.S.C Workshop personnel who were instructed to evacuate Indian Gunners from an Island (Tekong ?) East of Singapore. Eventually arrived at Rengat.

SIR THEODORE TAYLOR (The Governor’s Motor Launch)

SISUNTHON NAWA (S.S.)
3286 Tons, - Sunk or Seized by the Japanese at Sourabaya 2.3.42
SOOCHOW: (S.S.) 2,604 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 8th December 1941
Later salvaged by Japanese

ST. QUENTIN (S.S.)
3,528 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: (S.S.)
1,339 Tons - Cause not known, 14th December 1941, at Hong Kong.

STORVIKEN (S.S.) Norwegian
Sunk 1.10.43 by IJN Submarine I-10 (Cmdr Kinzo Tonozuka)
The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II)

SUBADAR (S.S.) 5424 Ton 13 Feb
Sunk by aerial bombing, 13th February, whilst in transit Singapore/Palembang with 2 Btys 6.HAA and 10 x 3.7" A.A. guns and 3.7" ammunition. (Another report suggest hit & beached in Berhala Straits, but refloated and reached destination.)

SUBOK (M.V.)
148 Tons - Seized by Japanese, at Labuan on or about 29.12.41

SUI-TAI (S.S.)
1,816 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

SUMATRA (S.S.)
984 Tons - Sunk by gunfire from an H.M.S., 20th December 1941, at Hong Kong. Later salvaged by Japanese

SURADA (S.S.)
5,427 Tons - Sunk 26th January 1944 by Submarine Torpedo - in the Arabian Sea - 13.00N 55.15E

SUTLEY (M.V.)
Torpedoed and sunk 26.2.44, 8.S, 70 E. Survivors in Lifeboats and on rafts fired on by submarine crew (Knights of Bushido P216)

SUSSEX (M.V.)
Delivered crated Hurricanes to Singapore

SUTLEJ (M.V.)
5,189 Tons - Sunk 26th February 1944 by Submarine Torpedo by I-37 (Nakagawa) in the Indian Ocean - 08S. 70E. (Approx) ("The Fourth Service")

SWALLOW (Motor Launch)
Sailed on 14th February from Pulau Batam in company with "Changi", "Hastings Andersoon","Rosemary" and "Swift", and another (possibility is that this was "Jane").
No further information

SWIFT (Motor Launch)
Sailed on 14th February from Pulau Batam in company with "Changi", "Hastings Andersoon","Swallow" and another (possibility is that this was "Jane"). No further information.

SYLVIA (Motor Launch)
Left Changi 16.2.42, but returned, again sailing on the 17th shortly before midnight with some 27 souls aboard. Reached Sumatra (Priggi Raja)

TAHSINIA (M.V.)
7,267 Tons - Sunk by Submarine gunfire and torpedo 1st October 1943, at 06.51N 73.48E (Indian Ocean)

TAI HING (S.S.)
1,068 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

TAI LEE: (S.S.)
1,423 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

TAI MING (S.S.)
649 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

TAI SANG (S.S.) Jardine Matheson
Sunk in the latter part of January ‘42 - 9 survivors being rescued by "Jarak", some others by "Tapah"

TAISHAN (S.S.)
3,174 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

TAIYUAN (S.S.)
2994 Ton - Sunk or Seized at Sourabaya - 2.3.42

TAKSANG (S.S.)
3,471 T Indo China Steam Nav. Co Capt. Costello 5th April 1942 took on board survivors of HARPASA. The herself sunk by shelling from Japanese Naval Squadron 6th.April 1942 in the Bayof Bengal (17.52N 83.40E) 15 crew members killed.
(The Red Duster at War) ("The Fourth Service")

TALTHYBIUS - ( S.S.)
10,253 Tons, Alfred Holt Line, Capt Kent
Arrived at Singapore 25.1.42 with tanks, lorries, etc. after diversion from Middle East. Took 2 direct hits in bombing attack, which created many fires: then moved to Empire Dock but unseaworthy and abandoned, sinking. (Japs raised and renamed "Taruyasu Maru") After the war she was found, scuttled by the Japanese at Maizuru. in Honshu, Japan. Again raised and renamed "EMPIRE EVENLODE" (She was the largest cargo ship lost to the Japanese)
(The Fourth Service)

TANDA (S.S.)
7,174 Tons - Sunk 15th July 1944 by Submarine Torpedo in the Arabian Sea 13.22N 74.09E

TANJONG - (Harbour Ferry)
Sunk in bombing attack on Penang, 12th December 1941

TANJONG PINANG (Palm Oil Tanker) 133 Tons 13 Feb
Diesel Engined -1 x 3" and 1 x 40mm Bofors (Lt Cdr Basil Shaw N.Z.R.N.R.)
Sailed ex Singapore Evening 13.2.42, passengers included R.A.O.C. personnel (1 Major and 50 ORs). Picked up some survivors of Shu Kwang 14.2.42 and made Tembilan - then returned to Pom Pong Island to pick up more stranded evacuees (one says 120, another "about 320"). Sailing on the 16th for Batavia (unknown to them already captured) they were illuminated by Searchlights and then attacked by shell fire fron Japanese

Naval Units, taking two direct hits, one exploding in a cabin holding many nurses, killing about 20 people. The vessel sank within 5 minutes, and a another shell explosion shattered a lifeboat, the occupants being thrown into the sea., This on the night of the 18th February. Of 11 surviivors (who managed to secure 4 small rafts together, but only 5 survived at the end of the 5th day when 2 of the remaining 5 struck out with on of the rafts

One was to be picked up by a Japanese Criser - doubtful of any other survivors.

TANTALUS (7,274 GT)
Left Hong Kong 5.12.41 under tow (Tug "KESWICK) for Singapore.
Then reached Manila on 11.12.41 where subjected to many air attacks on the Harbour. On 26.12.41 Tantalus suffered a minimdun of four direct hits, and being on fire, capsized. Fortunately, the crew were ashore, but were to be taken Prisoners on 3.1.1942
(The Red Duster at War) (The Fourth Service)

TATUNG (S.S.)
1560 Ton. Captured at Tandjong Batoe - 17.2.42 The vessel had been previously immobilised

TEDDY (a Norwegian Tanker, 6748 Tons)
Sunk by German Raider "Atlantis", 8th November 1940 in Indian Ocean whilst carrying Fuel Oil. Crew etc taken Prisoners and shipped to Kobe, Japan, on prize vessel "Ole Jacobs" - arriving 4/12/40

TELEMACHUS (P-321)
Sank IJN Submarine I-166 on 17.7.44 in the Malacca Straits.

TENGARROH 14 Feb
(Built by Singapore Harbour Board in 1929 for the Sultan of Johore).
Sailed about 10.00pm 14.2.42, arriving Tembilahan, Indragiri River,15.2.42 - Handed over to Dutch, but engine unservicable and abandoned at Chanako in the Indragiri River.

TERN
(a Singapore Harbour Board Launch)

TILAWA (S.S.)
10,.006 Tons - Sunk 23rd November 1942 by submarine torpedo in two attacks - 7.36N 61.08E and 7.45N and 61.10E (West Indian Ocean)

TIN YAT
(S.S.) 942 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese in Far Eastern Waters, 8th December 1941

TJISOLAK (TJISALAK):
(Dutch S.S.) Sunk by Japanese Submarine I-8 (Ariizumi) 26th March 1944 in Indian Ocean. 98 Survivors (including a woman) killed by submarine crew. For these atrocities, Lieutenants Sadao Monontaka and Mansanori Hattori were tried and awarded seven and five years imprisonment respectively (Knights of Bushido - P215) ("The Fourth Service")

TJITJALENGA
Left Tjilatjap (in ballast) sometime between the 18th and 28th February

TROILUS
3,500 Tons - Carried M.T. for part of 18th Division, also some Railway Locomotives

TULAGI (M.V.)
2,281 Tons`-qSunk 27th March 1944 by Submarine (Torpedo) in Indian Ocean 11.00S 78.40E

TUNG ON (S.S.)
1,950 Tons - Sunk, seized or captured by the Japanese on the China Seas, 8th December 1941

TUNG SONG
An R.A.F. Auxiliary Launch of 549 Tons
Sailed 3/3/42 ex Tjilatjap, reaching Freemantle, Australia, safely on 13/3/42.
Had on board 29 Officers and 166 Ors all RAF - and principally of 205 and 211 Squadrons and some 151 MU plus 3 other Officers’ wives and one R.A. Officer. (SWW POW Club June 1997)

TUNG WO (Harbour Vessel)
Suffered two bombing attacks on 12th December 1941 at Penang and was sunk in a further attack on 13th December 1941.

TUNKUANG A Chinese River Steamer.
Set on fire, and sunk, following aerial bombing off Pompong Island (Return of the Tiger, P27)

UBIQUE (W.D. / R.A.S.C. Vessel)

UËLEN (Russian)
Damaged by torpedo from I.29 (Lt.C Juichi Izu) 16th May 1942 of the east coast of Australia ("The Fourth Service")

ULYSSES (S.S.) 14,646 Ton
Left Hong Kong 7.12.41, just before Japanese attack there, and reached Singapore safely enduring two attacks from the air whilst Japanese aircraft attacking "Prince of Wales" and "Repulse". Eventually sunk by U-160 45 miles South of Cape Hatteras. (The Red Duster at War)

UMVUMA (S.S.)
4,419Tons - Sunk 7th August 1943 by Submarine Torpedo in the Indian Ocean 20.18S 57.14E

VAN DAM
A fast Cargo Vessel which, in the latter days of February, picked up a large number of Australian troops and sailed, reaching Freemantle on the 6th March.

VAN DER LIJN
Sailed from Tjilatjap sometime between the 18th and 28th February, carrying about 200 Malayan evacuees - about 100 Women and 100 Men - Civilians, and various Military personnel. Planned destination thought to be Australia.

VAN IMHOFF (K.P.M.)
3,000 Tons. An old, and slow vessel. Attacked, and bombed by aircraft at Sibolga on the West Coast of Sumatra and sunk on 18th January 1942. Reported that only about 170 of the 473 understood to have been on board were saved.

VAN REES (Dutch S.S.)
Sunk by Japanese submarine I.56 (subsequently re-numbered I.156 )(torpedo) on either 8th or 9th January 1942

VAN RIEBECK (Dutch S.S.) Sunk by Japanese submarine I.56 (subsequently re-numbered I.156) (torpedo) on either 8th or 9th January 1942

VAN WARWEIJK
1,500 Ton Scuttled by the Dutch, at Tandjong Priok date not known, but Salvaged by Japanese and renamed HARUKIKU MARU, being used as a "hellship". Whilst carrying F.E P.O.Ws - sunk between Medan and Singapore. 26/10/43 - with 180 Casualties

VARUNA - Tug.
Rescued some survivors of "Empress of Asia" 5/2/42. No further mention of this vessel. (The Singapore Story - P162)

VICTOR (W.D. / R.A.S.C. Vessel)

VITA: Hospital Ship.
9th April 1942, rescued approximately 600 survivors from HMS "Hermes", and HMS "Vampire" about 5 miles off the Coast of Ceylon ("The Underrated Enemy" 173 174)

VITORLOCK (S.S.)
5,030 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan

WAKEFIELD (U.S.S.) 30 Jan (4000 for the 3)
Arrived at Empire Dock 28th January, together with Duchess of Bedford" and "Westpoint" sailing again 30.1.42 between them evacuating more than 4,000 Women and Children."
("The Fourth Service" suggests sailed ex Singpoare 8.2.42)

WANG PU Coaster.
Sailed 2/2/42 (07.30) for Palembang (arriving 3/2/42 17.30) with RAF Personnel - Fighter Pilots and Ground Crew.

WANTUNG S.S.
1,061 Tons. Seized by Japanese at Shanghai, 8th December 1941

WANYUAN (S.S.)
674 Ton - Immobilised on 11th February at Singapore, later captured by the Japanese. ("The Escape from Singapore")

WASHINGTON (U.S.S.) (See MOUNT VERNON)

WE SUI (See SUI WO, WU SAI ?)

WELLEN
Suffered damage from attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

WENCHOW (S.S.)
3,113 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, Master taken POW

WESTPOINT (U.S.S.) 30 Jan (4000 for the 3)
Arrived at Empire Dock 28th January, together with "Duchess of Bedford" and "Wakefield" sailing again 30.1.42 between them evacuating more than 4,000 Women and Children."
("The Fourth Service" suggests sailed ex Singapore 8.2.42)

WHARRY PU (Motor Launch) ? Feb
Left Singapore, date not known, with various Servicemen ("The Escape from Singapore")

WHITE SWAN (Yacht) 10 Ton 11 Feb
(Property of one Merton Brown of the Thorneycroft Shipyard at Singapore)
Left Singapore on 11th February in tow of "Rompin" At Muntok, where "Rompin" put in to attempt make engine repairs, "White Swan" left in company with a larger Yacht, "CARIMON". Whilst enroute for Java were to pick up two R.A.F. survivors from a crashed bomber. After reaching Java safely on the 14th, "White Swan" continued under tow with "Rahman" and when she was sunk were to rescue some of her survivors. "White Swan " later captured and taken to Serang in N.E. Java and then to Batavia. ("The Sarong & The Kris) ("The Escape from Singapore")

WILLESDEN (SS) (London)
Crew members listed in Yokohama War Cemetery

WILLIAM DEAN
Sunk in attack by IJN Submarine in Australian waters in the period 15.5.42 to 3.8.42 (The Japanese Submarine Force and WW II

WINCHESTER CASTLE
Part of Task Force in occupation of Madagascar early May 1943

WOOLONGBAR (S.S.)
2,239 Tons - Sunk 29th April 1943 by submarine torpedo at 31.17S 153.54E (South Pacific)

WOOSUNG (S.S.)
3,426 Tons - Seized by the Japanese on the China Seas 8th December 1941, whilst on charter to Japan. Master taken POW

WU SANG
Sailed from Tandjong Priok on date unknown, reported to be carrying sone British Servicemen

WU SUEH (SeeWU SAI WE SUI & SUI WO ?)

WUCHANG 400 Tons (A flat bottom Yangtse River steamer).
Used by SOE for an operation to insert Free French into Indo-China after the Japanese occupation. Mission recalled when offshore in sight of objective ("SOE Singapore 1941/42)

WUHU (S.S.)
2,938 Tons - Seized by Japanese in the China Seas 8th December 1941

WULIN (M.V.)
2,515 Tons - Sunk 11th January 1942 by aerial bombing whilst in the Muar River, Johore

YAT SING (S.S.)
2,284 Tons - Scuttled at Hong Kong, 25th December 1941

YU SANG (S.S.)
3,357 Tons - Sunk by aerial bombing 9th April 1942 in Marivales Harbour in the Phillipines.

ZAANDAM (S.S.)
Sailed ex Batavia -.3.42, arriving Freemantle 6.3.42 with Air Comm Vincent and 7 other staff officers.

ZANNIS L. CAMBANIS (H.M. Collier ®) 5,317 Ton (1920)
Sunk by Mine 21.1.42 off Singapore

HM Motor Minsweeper NO 51
226 Ton (1942)

ZEALANDIA 6,683 GT
Bombed in aerial attack. and sunk, whilst at moorings in Darwin, NT, 19.2.42
(The Red Duster at War)

HM HARBOUR DEFENCE Motor Launch
No not known (New, only partially constructed.
Harbour Duty M.L. (Name/No not known) 11 Feb
This M.L., only partly completed, left Singapore 11.2.42
Landing Craft (Name not known) (H.M.)
Ex Singpore, and used for towing in the Indragiri River

MARINE TENDER
Air Sea Rescue duties based at Kallang

PINNACE 53 Air Sea Rescue duties to West of St. John’s Island

PINNACE 54 Air Sea Rescue duties to West of St. John’s Island

REFUELLER 11 Feb
Left Singapore 11.2.42, Towed By MV Rompin Refueller . Presume seized by Japanese 13.2.42 at Muntok, ( FF 3/86 P.13

Seaplane Tender 257 - Air Sea Rescue duties to West of St. John’s Island

Seaplane Tender 278 - Air Sea Rescue duties to West of St. John’s Island

Seaplane Tender (No not known)
P.13) Left Singapore 11.2.42, Towed By MV Rompin. Presume seized by Japanese 13.2.42 at Muntok, (FF 3/86

UN-NAMED JUNK (1)
This vessel, commanded by Lt. Col E. K. Scott (No 14 Section, Royal Army Ordnance Corps) left Singapore on a date unknown, but on the 17th February, in the Banka Straits, was successful in rescuing some survivors of "Fanling". At this time the Straits were infested with Japanese Warships and, eventually, they were attacked by Japanese sailing in another Junk - Lt. Col Scott’s Junk was abandoned, its occupants swimming toward the shore.
("The Escape from Singapore")

UN-NAMED JUNK (2)
In charge was Capt. N. Crawley, Royal Artillery. No date is given for their departure from Singapore, but they apparently sailed her across the Minefield and into the Durian Straits. They were to rescue some 70 A.I.F. men they found to be marooned on one Island, and then some further numbers at Pulau Moro, and yet more at various points until their arrival at Priggi Raja. During the voyage, several of the escapees became mutinous and Crawley had to use the authority of his Bren Gun and his own men. They then moved up-river, collecting another 100 Servicemen at Tembilahan, before reaching their final destination at Rengat - although in the final stages they had to be towed by the Motor Launch "Plover" after having run aground.
("The Escape from Singapore")

UN-NAMED JUNK (3)
A 70 ft, 2 master vessel. 15 Feb (120 - with "Joan") Command of this Junk was in the hands of Capt. G. Rowley-Conwy (later to become Lord Langford) whose Battery had been at Kallang Aerodrome. In company with Motor Launch "Joan", sailed on the 15th February. Near St John’s Island, a strong tide and went aground on a sandbank. Despite several attempts, including the aid of local Malays, they were unable to refloat the Junk. They then split into small parties which, with the assistance of fishermen, commenced an island hopping journey down the general escape route.

The Junk eventually refloated but, as the remaining men of the party were not capable of sailing he, she was abandoned there. ("The Escape from Singapore")


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