Troopships - HMT
HMT Dunera, circa 1950.
Accession Number: KO2668/66
HMT Dunera, circa 1954
Accession Number: KO2907/82
Dormitory accommodation in HMT Dunera
Accession Number: KO2907/83
HM Troopship Dunera
Accession Number: KO1504/02
Interior of Troopship, probably HMT Dunera, 1958.
Accession Number: KO1504/07
HM Troopship Dunera, 1958.
Accession Number: KO1504/08
HMT Dunera, At Mombassa, Kenya, 1959, ready to take the 1st Battalion,
Kingís Own home.
Accession Number: KO3105/65
Built at the Barclay & Curle shipyard in Glasgow
the SS Dunera made her maiden voyage from Southampton to China in
September 1937. She was ordered by the British India Steam Navigation
Company and chartered as a troopship. She and her sister ship, HMT Dilwara,
represented a considerable advance in troopship design. During the Second
World War the ships took part in the evacuation from Singapore and
landings at Madagascar, Sicily and southern France.
Modernisation and refit work took place in 1950
in Glasgow and HMT Dunera continued until service until trooping by sea
finished. She was then converted as Britainís first permanent school
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