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Launched 1937: mv DUNERA — 4 Comments

    • Hello Sarah

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  1. Hi, I have just found this web site and am interested in one of the early sailings of the Dunera.

    My father was a regular soldier prior to and during WW11 and was posted to serve in Malta in 1935.

    After his tour of duty there he returned to Southampton in December 1937 aboard this ship. He sent a postcard to my mother with the legend under a picture of the ship which says – “BRITISH INDIA M.V. “DUNERA” 11,162 TONS, NORMALLY EMPLOYED ON H.M. TROOPING SERVICE.

    The card is post marked SOUTHAMPTON 14 DEC 1937.

    He wrote on the back: “Dear wife, have arrived safely after a rough voyage. Roll on when I can get home. I will write when I get (illegible).

    This ship looks (illegible).

    Sent with love, Bill.”

    I would love to know where and when this journey started and when did it leave Malta.

    Many thanks, Eric.

    • Hello Eric

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