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Errol Robbed in China – May 1933

10 May

MAY 1933 – “Can’t an honest man make port without being stolen from!”

After being conned in Macao by Ting Ling O’Connor, Errol was robbed of his secret stash of diamonds. It was a big affair back in Hong Kong.

— Gentleman Tim

 

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  1. David DeWitt

    May 10, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    TANDA SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 7,174 tons built in 1914 by Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow, Yard No 458 for the British India Steam Navigation Company, Glasgow & London as the Madras SS. In 1920 she was renamed TANDA SS. In 1924 she was purchased by the Eastern & Australian SS Co. She was powered by a Twin screw 2 x T. 3cyl 5200ihp giving 14 knots. Engines by Shipbuilder. She served as a Hospital Ship and ambulance transport from 1914 to 1919. On the 15th July 1944 when on route from Melbourne via Colombo for Bombay she was torpedoed by German submarine U-181 and sunk. 19 persons lost from a total of 216. Read more at wrecksite: www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?16757…

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    • Gentleman Tim

      May 10, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Thank Goodness Chuckie Highham didn’t discover that this ship Errol was upset with was later torpedoed by a German U-boat, David!

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