I went on the Baltic 1962 cruise from Tilbury. It was a memorable trip, we visited Russia which was amazing. Unfortunately we broke a propeller shaft so we couldn’t visit Helsinki. The BBC filmed the trip and this was screened … Continue reading →
NEW posts with older information from the old website I have decided to add a few of the posts over the next weeks – there are a LOT and many may have been missed first time round on the old … Continue reading →
Please note there is a HubPages page here as well – not large and it’s been up a while. Just so you know! Image from Kathryn Vercillo: How to Successfully Attract Fans on HubPages
Posted on behalf of J T from Italy. My grandmother’s companion (since deceased) was on the Dunera as an Austrian Jewish refugee previously arrived on the Kindertransport and taken to Australia in 1940. He was born (we think) around 1924 … Continue reading →
Posted on behalf of Mr Mark Robins I’m almost certain that my late Grandpa was on the MS Dunera, deported to Australia as a German-Jewish enemy alien. Are there any records that could prove his internment on the ship. His … Continue reading →
On 10 July 1940 the HMT Dunera left Liverpool, England with 2,036 Jewish refugees from Austria and Germany, 451 German and Italian prisoners of war and others scheduled for internment in the remote rural town of Hays in New South … Continue reading →
Good heavens – I’ve still got my MS Dunera Log Book! FOR CRUISE: L LEAVING: Tilbury ON: 21st June 1962 CALLING AT: Kiel, Stockholm, Leningrad, Helsinki, Copenhagen NAME: Philip Alan Wake PARTY: Prices DORMITORY: Blake According to the log book … Continue reading →
His Majesty’s Transport Dunera was a British passenger ship built as a troop transport in the late 1930s. She also operated as a passenger liner and as an educational cruise ship. Dunera saw extensive service throughout the Second World War. … Continue reading →
mv DUNERA Built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Yard No 663 Engines by Shipbuilders Port of Registry: London Propulsion: Two five cylinder 2SCSA Doxford~type opposed piston oil engines, 11880bhp, twin screws, 16 knots Launched: Monday, 10/05/1937 Built: 1937 Ship … Continue reading →
The new Facebook Timeline for our page is now active, have a look here and let me know what you think! It’s a bit difficult to know how people want to see it – assuming they DO want to see … Continue reading →
Posted a while ago by: Jinjijane says: March 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm, on this page. Hi, My father was a junior crewmember on the Dunera for most or all of the war. He never said much except to indicate … Continue reading →
Maintenance is done – many thanks for putting up with this. It happens rarely, but usually to try to make the site better and easier for you all (this time to update the theme I’m using)… ALSO for your information: … Continue reading →
I’ve just discovered that without the vision of a headmaster called Sandy Fraser there might never have been Eductional Cruises like the MS Dunera used to run – see here for details!
MY apologies – I forgot to add a link into the How to Post page! Once registered go to this Login Link and post a comment IN the Blog / Diary area. This post will NOT show immediately on first … Continue reading →
I was a superintendent stevedore in charge of dockers handling stores and baggage on Tilbury Landing Stage Does anyone remember the name of the society who organised the school trips?
My father (George Haim) was a Dunera Boy and came back to England. He did not talk much about his experience but we have a few artefacts. He died in 1972. I am in contact with Tanya Tintner (nee Buchdahl) … Continue reading →
I was wondering if someone can help me. I have a death certificate of my cousin Walter Rossiter who was killed on the 15.2.1942 on the HMS Dunera off Singapore by Enemy action at sea, he was 18 at the … Continue reading →
Here are a few pages from his experiences on ‘The Dunera’. I am only including 3 pages.. of the 43..!I am also including his prisoner of war papers.
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