RMS Tilawa (launched 1924)


The RMS Tilawa was a passenger cargo ship built at Hebburn by Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd for the British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd. The ship was launched on the 20th February, 1924[1], by Elsie Mackay. The ship was lost during the Second World War. On the 23rd November 1942 the Tilawa was torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I17. Of the 958 people on board, 252 passengers and 28 crew were lost; 678 of the survivors were rescued from the Indian Ocean by HMS Birmingham.[2]

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Liner Launched (1924)

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Hawthorn, Leslie and Co. Ltd.
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Hawthorn, Leslie and Co. Ltd.
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TILAWA (1924) - P&O Heritage Ship Fact File

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RMS Tilawa (+1942)
- "...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 ...

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War at Sea: WW2

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