My father was a member of the RN crew for the maiden voyage from Southampton to Shanghai.
Mum and I went along as passengers. It was long time ago I do not remember much.
To China was nice and peaceful onboard was a battalion of the LOYALS sent to guard the International Settlement.. Shanghai was being attacked by the Japanese lots of evacuees, battleships and chaos. Everyone was glad to get away safely.
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