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Troopships - HMT Dunera


HMT Dunera, circa 1950.
Accession Number: KO2668/66


HMT Dunera, circa 1954
Accession Number: KO2859/002


HMT Dunera
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

HMT Dunera
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 cruise line.

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