The Canton of P&O Line

19No.609 in my book. The Canton of P&O Line built in 1938 by Stephen, Glasgow 171.5m x 22.3m 20 knots and capacity for 480 passengers. She had an impressive war record, sailing 250,000 miles as an armed merchant cruiser and 21,000 miles as a troopship, carrying 6825 troops. This ship probably had the most profound effect on me as I watched her final departure from Singapore for the breakers in Hong Kong. I was 8 years old and became hooked on ship histories.


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