SS Île de France
From Our Contribution
|Name||SS Île de France|
|Speed||23 .5 knots|
Built for the "French Line" or CGT. The first liner ever to be decorated almost entirely with modern designs associated with the Art Deco style
Ironically, all of the ship's luxurious fittings were removed for its conversion into a prison ship during World War II. After the war, Île de France resumed transatlantic operations. In 1956, she played a key role in rescuing passengers from the SS Andrea Doria after the latter ship's fatal collision with the MS Stockholm off Nantucket. Scrapped in Osaka, Japan, 1959.
Fremantle to Port Tewfik 19 April - 14 May 1941
Embarked 16 April, sailed 19 April 1941.
Kantara to Adelaide 30 January - 23 March 1942
- Eric Anderson SS Madras City
- Clarence Malarkey SS Madras City
- Francis Malarkey SS Madras City
- Len Malarkey SS Madras City
- John William Pryor SS Kosciusko
Disembarked from SS Kociusko in Fremantle and went AWOL