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RMS Samaria (Cunard Line), left Liverpool on 24 Sept 1940; arriving New York 3 Oct 1940

RMS Samaria (Cunard Line), left Liverpool on 24 Sept 1940; arriving New York 3 Oct 1940

Posted: 13 Apr 2012 3:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
My father(at the tender age of nine) was one of the many child evacuees on this ship, which left England right after the sinking of the City of Benares reported on 23 September 1940. I'm looking for others who were on the ship or whose relatives may have some history or knowledge of experiences on this ship - looking for any memories. Also, I'm interested in tracking down the Samaria ship logs. Anyone have any idea how I can go about that? Thanks so much.

Gemma Rieser

Re: RMS Samaria (Cunard Line), left Liverpool on 24 Sept 1940; arriving New York 3 Oct 1940

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 3:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother left England on this ship in March 1940 and landed in Halifax after a zig-zag course to evade U-boats. She and her siblings and mother were returning to Canada after living with relatives in England for two years. Her father had sailed ahead to make enough money to get the remainder of the family home to Canada. She said they did run into a bit of bad weather on the way home. Winter in the north Atlantic? I would think so.
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