RMS Tilawa (+1942)

  • Description

    "...Tilawa SS was a 10,006 ton British India SN Company passenger/cargo liner (Capt. F. Robertson) sunk by the Japanese submarine I-29 1,497 kilometres north-northeast of the Seychelles Islands while on her way from Bombay, India, to Mombassa and Durban, South Africa, with 6,472 tons of cargo. The explosion created great panic among the native passengers who rushed the lifeboats causing many deaths. Some time after the torpedo struck and whilst the ship was still afloat..."
  • Owner

    The Wrecksite
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?32105
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 10 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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