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Empire Fowey.

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Empire Fowey.

Like several other troopships, the Empire Fowey was originally a German passenger vessel, the Potsdam, engaged in voyages to the Far East..  She was taken over as part of the 1945 war reparations and ntil 1960 she acted as one of the many British troopships. On at least one occasion she was heavily criticised for the poor accommodtiona and food available to other ranks.  Commissioned officers appeared to do much better.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958