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'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:02 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to trace the movements of the Bibby Line troopship Oxfordshire [II] after it entered service in 1957, replacing another ship of the same name. Specifically I'm interested in its first two round trips between Liverpool and Hong Kong (via Cape Town—at least on its maiden voyage, owing to the Suez Crisis—and Singapore).

I've located the dates of its arrivals and departures in Liverpool [edit: and now Singapore], but does anyone know of a source where I might find the exact dates it arrived in and/or departed from Hong Kong? I can't find anything in the Old Hong Kong Newspapers Collection.
  • 28 Feb 1957 - departed Liverpool (www.ssmaritime.com/oxfordshire.htm)
  • 01 Apr 1957 - arrived Singapore ("Troopship due", Straits Times, 30 March 1957, p. 8)
  • ?? ??? ???? - arrived Hong Kong
  • ?? ??? ???? - departed Hong Kong
  • 18 Apr 1957 - departed Singapore ("Training is key to rugby...", Straits Times, 17 April 1957, p. 14)
  • 18 May 1957 - arrived Liverpool ("Movements of liners", The Times [London], 20 May 1957, p. 17)
  • 12 Jun 1957- departed Liverpool ("UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960", Ancestry)
  • 14 Jul 1957 - arrived Singapore ("450 soldiers disembark", Straits Times, 14 July 1957, p. 11)
  • ?? ??? ???? - arrived Hong Kong
  • ?? ??? ???? - departed Hong Kong
  • 30 Jul 1957 - departed Singapore ("Ka-tanah ayer", Straits Times, 30 July 1957, p. 2)
  • 21 Aug 1957 - arrived Liverpool ("UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960", Ancestry)
ARM: Grady
BDF: Squires
CAM: Cresswell; Flavell; Foster; Greeves; Holmes; Moles; Ricket; Utteridge; Woodward
DBY: Bown; Poyser
DUR: Bullerwell; Harland
ESS: Munson
HUN: Allen; Corr
LAN: Burrows
LEI: Pope
LIN: Busley; Cass; Challans; Eato; Mabbott; Meadows; Pask; Robinson; Watson; Wright
LND: Batten
NBL: Curry; Gallon; Gray; Hall; Heslop; Longridge; Richardson; Sadler; Wears
NRY: Kay; Stainthorp
OXF: Bowden
SAL: Bassett
STS: Hunt; Spooner
WOR: Farley
WRY: Black; Cowley; Howson; Vauxhall

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:21 BST (UK) »


Seaweed on here is the resident expert on all things Naval... I should ask him.

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:24 BST (UK) »
Sorry I can't answer your question, but your request brought back happy memories of her final outward trooping voyage to Malta.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:27 BST (UK) »


Seaweed on here is the resident expert on all things Naval... I should ask him.

Romilly.

Thank you - have send a PM.
ARM: Grady
BDF: Squires
CAM: Cresswell; Flavell; Foster; Greeves; Holmes; Moles; Ricket; Utteridge; Woodward
DBY: Bown; Poyser
DUR: Bullerwell; Harland
ESS: Munson
HUN: Allen; Corr
LAN: Burrows
LEI: Pope
LIN: Busley; Cass; Challans; Eato; Mabbott; Meadows; Pask; Robinson; Watson; Wright
LND: Batten
NBL: Curry; Gallon; Gray; Hall; Heslop; Longridge; Richardson; Sadler; Wears
NRY: Kay; Stainthorp
OXF: Bowden
SAL: Bassett
STS: Hunt; Spooner
WOR: Farley
WRY: Black; Cowley; Howson; Vauxhall

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:28 BST (UK) »
Sorry I can't answer your question, but your request brought back happy memories of her final outward trooping voyage to Malta.

 :) Some good photos of the ship on this website: http://www.ssmaritime.com/oxfordshire.htm
ARM: Grady
BDF: Squires
CAM: Cresswell; Flavell; Foster; Greeves; Holmes; Moles; Ricket; Utteridge; Woodward
DBY: Bown; Poyser
DUR: Bullerwell; Harland
ESS: Munson
HUN: Allen; Corr
LAN: Burrows
LEI: Pope
LIN: Busley; Cass; Challans; Eato; Mabbott; Meadows; Pask; Robinson; Watson; Wright
LND: Batten
NBL: Curry; Gallon; Gray; Hall; Heslop; Longridge; Richardson; Sadler; Wears
NRY: Kay; Stainthorp
OXF: Bowden
SAL: Bassett
STS: Hunt; Spooner
WOR: Farley
WRY: Black; Cowley; Howson; Vauxhall

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 22:34 BST (UK) »
Thank you, I have used the site in the past for the Oxfordshire and other ships.  :)
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 14 September 17 00:42 BST (UK) »
Sailed Liverpool 28/Feb/1957
Arrived Hong Kong 06/April/57

Sailed Hong Kong 07/April/57
Arrived Liverpool  18/May/57

Sailed Liverpool 12/June/57
Arrived Hong Kong 18/July/57

Sailed Hong Kong 24/July/57
Arrived Liverpool 21/Aug/57

Source. British National Archives Piece MT40/148

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 September 17 08:26 BST (UK) »
Sailed Liverpool 28/Feb/1957
Arrived Hong Kong 06/April/57

Sailed Hong Kong 07/April/57
Arrived Liverpool  18/May/57

Sailed Liverpool 12/June/57
Arrived Hong Kong 18/July/57

Sailed Hong Kong 24/July/57
Arrived Liverpool 21/Aug/57

Source. British National Archives Piece MT40/148

See also http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=622870.0

Hello seaweed. Thank you so much. That is fantastic.

I see on the attached thread that you posted some images of typed pages. Can I ask - are those your own images taken from MT40/148 ?

Thank you again,
ARM: Grady
BDF: Squires
CAM: Cresswell; Flavell; Foster; Greeves; Holmes; Moles; Ricket; Utteridge; Woodward
DBY: Bown; Poyser
DUR: Bullerwell; Harland
ESS: Munson
HUN: Allen; Corr
LAN: Burrows
LEI: Pope
LIN: Busley; Cass; Challans; Eato; Mabbott; Meadows; Pask; Robinson; Watson; Wright
LND: Batten
NBL: Curry; Gallon; Gray; Hall; Heslop; Longridge; Richardson; Sadler; Wears
NRY: Kay; Stainthorp
OXF: Bowden
SAL: Bassett
STS: Hunt; Spooner
WOR: Farley
WRY: Black; Cowley; Howson; Vauxhall

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Re: 'Oxfordshire' ship movements, Hong Kong 1957
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 14 September 17 11:54 BST (UK) »
Yes. The image is from MT40/145 referring to EMPIRE KEN. Much easier and quicker, than taking notes. Take photographs and digest them at your leisure and of course they are always there for reference.

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