Monday, August 09, 2010
I have just stumbled across your web site while looking or information about a ship of the same name on which my parents and I migrated from UK to Australia in 1952.
Would that ship be one and the same as that which you have described. For some reason I thought that she was a 'liberty ship'.
Thank you for any assistance
No Somersetshire was certainly not a Liberty Ship, and I do think it is the same ship described on AHOY.
She had a mixed career, troopship, hospital ship, then post WW2 a migrant ship.
Built by: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
I hope this helps a little.
Thank you very much for that information I feel privileged to have sailed on such a ship and I still have memories of the some of my time aboard and places we stopped at enroute.
thank you again
I am pleased that my E-Mail was useful for you.
Times at sea tend to stay in ones memory, particularly when your voyage was to a new country, and a new experience.