Just joined this site and need help finding information on the movement of a merchant ship the HMT Empire Pride.
This was a troopship registered in UK,Bibby Brothers Liverpool,its ID was 168687,I have found its service history via the
British National Archives,Kew,Surry England but it stops at 1945,my fathers Cessation of Sea Service and Termination of
War Service was on 9th April 1948.
He was in and out of Australia during the war trooping and I am looking for information on this ships movements after 1945 and I know it went to Japan in 1946 with NZ J Force members,he signed on in Liverpool 10/01/1947 and discharged on 13/02/1948.
He told us he was in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at some point,he had photos and lots of Japanese souvenirs,it must of
been with the Empire Pride and need help on where to look in Australia,UK has no record after 1945.But I have his
discharge book,but not destinations or ports of call,can anyone direct me where to look please.
Kind Regards Bill Bennett