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Posted by Michael Sayles on 6/16/2020, 6:16 pm, in reply to "Re: Quiz
When Edward was appointed Governor of the Bahamas he and the Duchess sailed there aboard the liner Excalibur.
I have a LJ model of the Excalibur.
Well..the ships are SS Exeter and St Sunniva.
Exeter became the Attack Transport USS Edward Rutledge and was sunk in Operation Torch by U-130.
St Sunniva was an depot ship in Scapa until requisitioned to replace the Zaafaran ( PQ17 ) and was lost with all hands on her first convoy in January 1943 ( probably capsized due to icing ).
I can't imagine where these two were together in wartime, perhaps they met pre-war?
They were both built in 1931.