S.S. Tanjong Penang

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  1. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Is there a remote possibilty that anybody has an illustration or photograph of the S.S. Tanjong Penang (Pinang) sunk in the Java Sea by Japanese in March 1942. Unable to find anything on the web.

    Grateful for any assistance

    Tony
     
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

  3. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hello Lesley

    It was a choice of Penang or Pinang but Penang appears most so I chose that and I did find the two items in your post and the first one includes a photograph that is in fact S.S. Kuala not T.P..

    I have also since discovered that it was also classified as an H.M.T (His Majesties Transport) so it would appear that various people had their own identification.

    However, thanks for your interest

    Tony
     
  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I knew it wouldn't be easy Tony :wink:
     
  5. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Hi Tony just a thought have you tried on Google,,,, picture of SS Tanjong Pinang. I tried it, but it may not be the one you are looking for.
    Hope this helps.

    David
     
  6. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    David

    I've been all through Google and the only pcture I found was in
    "The Story of the Tanjong Pinang' by David Wingate"
    But the picture is not T.P.it is S.S. Kuala the vessel that the T.P. casuaalties were originaly on that was sunk off Pom Pong Island.

    Tony
     
  7. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    To quote Lesley, I knew it would not be easy. I'll scratch my head some more and have a rethink.

    David
     
  8. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    What surprises me is that so many, I don't know the figure, people died in the sinking of T.P. or in the Munseck Japanese concenrtration Camp on Banka Island, where some made it, that we cannot find an illustration of the vessel.???

    One survivor of Munseck Camp, Nursing Sister Evelyn Turner, QAIMNS, who eventually made it back to Singapore, apparantly spent some years researching the incident but never discovered another survivor.

    Tony
     
  9. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    It's a long shot Tony but, is there any way of finding out where she was built, who owned her or have you tried that route.
    Do you know what she was doing to be in the area at that time? Sorry if this is of no help just trying to think outside the box.

    David
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Tony

    Do you have the TNA file on the incident?

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2164759

    Reference: CO 980/237
    Description:
    Information on sinking of ss Tanjong Penang and ss Kuala carrying evacuees from Singapore
    Date: 1945-1947
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Former reference in its original department 10259
    Legal status: Public Record


    TD

    edited to add:

    Or is this the wrong ship??
     
  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  12. ltdan

    ltdan Junior Member

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  13. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I tried for the builder but no luck. Tanjong appears to be a successful holiday destination, plenty of hotels and restaurents and the location of the wreck bot no vessel photo.

    Thanks all for you efforts but It appears to be a lost cause.

    Tony
     
  14. ltdan

    ltdan Junior Member

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  15. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Well done Olli.

    The power of the web and determined helpers !!

    Mike
     
  16. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

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  17. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Seconded well done Olli

    David
     
  18. Tonym

    Tonym WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    TD
    Sorry should have answered your post earlier. I do have copies of all the pages relevant to the unfortunate lady that I was researching. My daughter went to TNA and photographed them. The cover of their file actually quotes "TANJONG PENANG" & "KUALA" so whatever the correct spelling I stuck to that. However I did get my lady accepted by CWGC for commemoration.

    Olli
    Excellent result! so my challenge paid off.The only problem that I now have is trying to get a decent copy of the newspaper report, or at least a picture of the vessel. No matter what I try I cant get an appropriate image. The best that I got on a Landscape size word doc was only half the page of one article that included half the pic of T.P. - Any suggestions please.

    Tony
     
  19. ltdan

    ltdan Junior Member

    here it is ;)

    Olli


    EDIT: scan of full article added
     

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  20. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Well done Olli :)
     

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