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VASNA at sea as a Hospital Ship
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VASNA (1917) was utilised as ambulance transport ship when she entered service at the end of the First World War. In the Second World War she was the first British Hospital Ship to berth in Japan after VJ day and was used evacuate POWs to Sydney.
Featured Ship: VASNA (1917)
Shipping Line: BRITISH INDIA STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY LTD.
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Andrew Bond07/12/2010 11:37:29
My father, Jack Bond served on Vasna
Jose Winters18/02/2011 15:45:05
My father, William Arthur Rathbone, was also on the Vasna, after which my sister was named
Andrew Campbell25/04/2019 14:40:06
My Mother Miss.Irene Joyce Cook served on the Vasna as a Nurse.After marriage my Mother became Mrs.Irene Joyce Campbell.On the 29 May 2019 my Mother will celebrate her 100th Birthday.
Andy Pidgley14/09/2020 11:35:37
I have a bench made from the teak deck
Dulcie Appleton21/01/2021 17:36:48
My father Ronald Edmondson served on the Vasna.
Elaine Harrison11/01/2023 08:48:56
I have a small occasional table made from teak taken from SS Vasna,which I inherited from my aunt, whose husband served as a Major in the British Army. She died in 1999 . A small label on the underside of the table reads : 'Made by the HUGHES BOLCKOW SHIPBREAKING COMPANY LTD, Blyth, Northumberland from Teak taken from SS Vasna'
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