WWII Merchant Navy group. Empire Moose. Sunk by U100. Torpedoed. William Austin. Born India. Lived Hove, Sussex

£175.00

an interesting group of merchant Navy medals that were issued in 1979 .

1939 star , Atlantic star , Pacific star with Burma clasp , Italy Star & war medal all unnamed as issued.

Secretary of state for trade slip confirming awards .

box named to Mr William o Austin of 41 montefiore Road, Hove, Sussex ,

comes with a fair amount of national archives printed documents relating to the empire moose he I listed as a crew member serving on her and being born in British India and nok ms adrianne 40 ***** high school panchgaine? India. previous ship the Melbourne star .

The empire moose was a 6301 ton British steam ship originally completed as the Colin h livingstone for the US shipping board in October 1920 , 1925 renamed oakwood for same owner , 1933 sold to lykes bros ss Co inc of new Orleans, 1940 give to Britain and renamed empire moose by ministry of war transport .

at 04.27 hours on 29th August 1940 the empire moose a straggler from convoy oa 204 was hit in stern by a torpedo from u100 and sank 130 miles west northwest of bloody foreland, the master and 35 crew landed at killybegs, Co donegal , Ireland.

really needs someone to go through all the accompanying research as sure there is more of interest to discover .

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ww2 Merchant Navy Group .Empire Moose Torpedoed By Uboat . William Austin . Hove , Sussex .

WWII Merchant Navy group. Empire Moose. Sunk by U100. Torpedoed. William Austin. Born India. Lived Hove, Sussex
£175.00
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