1939 ADEN – GB..1st ISSUE VIA S.S. ORCADES.. [21913]


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1939(Aug 14) Coloured PPC of Port Said: Sultan Hussein Street showing offices of Thos. Cook & Son to Berkhamsted, Herts bearing Aden Dhow 1a tied belted Aden (15 Aug) cds …S.S. Orcades completed in July 1937 was requisitioned by the Ministry of War as a troop Ship shortly after war commenced in 1939….. She was attacked on 10 Oct 1942 by German submarine U-172 Carl Emmermann 220 miles S.W. of Capetown yet despite several torpedo hits got back to Capeown. See;- https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/2258.html

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