SS Floristan and Operation Aerial

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Built: 1928 by J. Readhead & Sons Ltd., South Shields.

    Tonnage: 5,478grt, 3,483nt.

    Engine: Single screw, Triple expansion by Builder.

    Launched 19th June 1928, completed August 1928, Yard No 491.


    Floristan was only involved in Op Aerial where she helped evacuate troops from St. Nazaire. She also rescued some of those who abandoned the Lancastria after she was bombed off St. Nazaire on the 17th June 1940.

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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