Florence-D SS

Dublin Core

Title

Florence-D SS

Military Unit Item Type Metadata

Unit History

Florence-D, a 2600 tonne merchant ship, was on a United States Army chartered blockade ammunition run when she was sunk by a Japanese aircraft. The Japanese bombers were returning from the first air attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942. Three crew members and a United States Navy member rescued earlier from a Catalina died in the attack and 30 survivors reached Bathurst Island on a life boat and were rescued three days later. Sister ship to Don Isidro.

Parent Unit

De La Rama Steamship Company

Locations

Darwin Harbour

Dates

19 February 1942

Nation

Philippines

Service

Merchant Navy

Branch

Cargo Steamship

Files

Collection

Citation

“Florence-D SS,” Northern Territory Library, accessed May 22, 2019, http://www.ntlexhibit.nt.gov.au/items/show/1945.

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