“WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, March 16/2022@20:34-WELL, more than precisely S.S. Khedive Ismail, WAS NOT a WARSHIP; though with GREAT INTEREST, CONCERN, ETC., in SURFING THIS BLOG…IT WAS A MUST, A SERIOUS MUST…POST, and THEN SOME!!! When YOU READ this Wikipedia Posting, with VERY MUCH INTEREST, YOU WILL LEARN THAT VERY MANY of Khedive Ismail’s COMPANY…WERE LOST…K.I.A., A CASUALTY; DUE TO THE DEPTH CHARGE ATTACKS, SET AT SHALLOW, ON THE JAPANESE SUBMARINE, BY HIS MAJESTY’S DESTROYERS!!! FOR a STEAM SHIP, MERCHANT VESSEL TO SINK IN 3 MINUTES, IS A REMORSEFUL THOUGHT, THOUGH A W.W.II/1939-1945…KNOWLEDGE; OF SADLY AND HURTFULLY=HOW MANY OF S.S. Khedive Ismail’s Company…being a SINKING IN 3 MINUTES, WOULD HAVE HORRIBLY WENT DOWN WITH THE SHIP….AS IT WAS VERY little time, TO JUMP OVERBOARD, and TO GET TO A Carley Float-AND RESCUED BY HIS MAJESTY’S DESTROYERS!!! IT IS NOTED, THAT THIS WAS THE 3RD LARGEST LOSS OF LIFE, IN A SINKING DURING W.W.II/1939-1945!!! S.S. Khedive Ismail WAS SAILING IN CONVOY, WITH WARSHIP ESCORT PROTECTION, AND AS WE MOURN THE HEROES AND HEROINES LOST IN S.S. Khedive Ismail; THE JAPANESE SUBMARINE WAS SUNK, WITH ALL HANDS…AND REVENGED…BY HIS MAJESTY’S DESTROYERS MENTIONED!!! The Battle for the Pacific/1941-1945, AND ITS NAVAL WARFARE…WILL BE RESEARCHED, AND WRITTEN by MANY INTERESTED PEOPLE; AS WE MUST KEEP W.W.II MILITARY, and NAVAL HISTORY ALIVE!!!” .”TO THE CASUALTIES OF THE S.S. Khedive Ismail, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, WE REMEMBER…Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!!” Poem by Rudyard Kipling. “At the going down of the SUN, AND in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!” “Still TRUE to the IDEALS, WHEN as THEY WERE YOUNG MEN-HEROES…WOMEN-HEROINES, THEY SAILED to MEET THE FOE AGAIN, THEIR NAMES OF S.S. Khedive Ismail ENROLLED IN HONOUR’S COURT, THEY ARE ALL RIDING ANCHOR…ON THE HIGH SEAS, NOT IN HOME PORT!!!” “EVEN THOUGH YOUR ADVERSARY WAS REVENGED-LOST, SUNK-WITH ALL HANDS; YOUR LOSS IS MOURNED BY MANY…Yours Aye-WITH LOVE-RESPECT-CONCERN….Brian CANUCK Murza….Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Blog credit: women engineers’ history
From the Naval History Net site I have extracted this list of the 98 members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service who were killed by war action in WW2 (not including those who died due to illness or road accidents). Despite the WRNS motto “Never at sea” in fact quite a lot of women were lost at sea on their way to overseas postings. Such women would have been selected for overseas service as the very best in both competence and conduct, so their loss was especially tragic.
Many Wrens served in technical roles, as they would continue to do after the war and do today in the fully integrated Royal Navy.
HMS Daedalus, 23 November 1940, bombing, 10 Wrens killed.
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