Navy Hospital Ship Jerusalemme (sic) - July 1946
June 16, 2010
My name is Rita Vignau. My familiy and I were rescued and evacuated from Viet Nam in 1946. We were part of
I heard from my family that the Jerusalemme was travelling with another hospital ship, also carrying POW/s and other survivors of the war, but that in the Indian Ocean, through a typhoon, it sank. Nobody could help the other ship as the sea was too treacherous and any canoe put to sea to help rescue the survivors, would have sank as well.
Do you know anything about that? It would have happened in July 1946 in the Indian Ocean.
I do hope that you will be able to help me find the name of that other hospital ship. I will be happy to communicate with anyone who served on board of the Jerusalemme. And would it be possible somehow, to find the list of passengers that would have embarked from Saigon, South Viet Nam, on June 30th, 1946?
Thank you, I think the ship's name is spelt as Geruselemme, here is a painting of her by an unknown artist.
In 1940 interned in Loueno Marques, 1944 requisitioned by the Allies for use as a Hospital ship, ( she had sailed
She then sailed to Indo-China to carry French refugees back to Toulon, France. But she was not lost in the Indian
Then was handed over to the Indian Navy, to be scrapped in 1952.
Here is a painting of Geruselemme by an unknown artist.