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    I'm posting on behalf of my Father-in-Law Gordon Reynolds, who was an Engineer on the MV Limerick on the Aussie run in the 60s.

    He would be delighted to hear from anyone who served aboard with him.
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    I have just read your post about the ship MV Limerick if you can get the bookHell or High Water it as a very good story about it

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    Louis ,I think Marshall's relative at sea in the 60's would mean the 1952 built m.v.LIMERICK (ON 184627 ) 6,443 grt cargo ship built as ENTON for Birt,Potter & Hughes Ltd ,London.

    55 renamed LIMERICK upon sale to Avenue Shipping - 69 Renamed HOWRA upon transfer to fellow P & O company British India SN Co. In 1972 renamed GOLDEN HAVEN upon acquisition by Guan Guan Sg Pte.Ltd,Singapore.
    Broken Up Karachi 19.10.82

     
    The earlier m.v.LIMERICK you mention (ON 148634 built 1925 ,8,684 grt cargo ship ) was submarine torpedoed by Japanese sub I -177 (Cdr.Nakagawa Hajime*) in pos’n 28.54S/153.54E on 26/4/ 1943 with loss of 2 lives whilst on passage from Sydney to Brisbane.

     
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    During his war patrols on I-177 and also on I-37 ,Cdr. Nakagawa commited the most cruel war crimes against crews of merchant ships, using the deck gun to kill the surviving crew and sinking lifeboats. The victims ware:

    British Chivalry (13 machine gunned), Sutlej (50 machine-gunned) and Ascot (45 machine gunned).







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    1. In January 1947, Cdr Nakagawa pleaded guilty for his wartime crimes before the International Military Tribunal in Tokyo. He was sentenced to 8 years of hard labour. Nakagawa actually served six years and was released on probation after the end of the Allied Occupation.

    2. Only in 1978, historical research found him responsible for having sunk the Australian hospital ship HMAS
    Centaur, while he was commander of I-177 (268 killed)







     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Louis Barron View Post
    I have just read your post about the ship MV Limerick if you can get the bookHell or High Water it as a very good story about it


    Charles not found it yet, will keep looking K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith at Tregenna View Post

    Charles not found it yet, will keep looking K.
    PLEASE READ MY POST # 3 (the previous post) about the correct LIMERICK

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    THANKS BUT MEAN THE BOOK: Hell or High Water:

    Have all I need on Limerick thanks, hence asking Charles further about the book:

    Ta: K.
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    RE: Tony Morcom: Seems the actual book is somewhat scarce at the moment although I bought mine from Amazon about 4 months ago.

    THANKS, Helps much. K.
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    I did not know there was a second MV Limerick thanks Gulliver for that info

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    Hi Gulliver.
    Good for those Bs to be exposed, in my mind and I'll never change the Japs were pure evil, shows what the powers that be thought of those seamen that they only gave that rat a sentence commensurate with what a burglar would get. I believe that the Sydney was also sunk by a jap u boat after the battle with the German raider and that they killed whoever was left.
    Cheers Des

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    I should have known better that it was not the same MV Limerick that was posted on post 1

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