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Troopships that evacuated civilians from Honolulu

Discussion in 'Pearl Harbor' started by LUlleseit, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. LUlleseit

    LUlleseit New Member

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    My mother-in-law remembers traveling in a convoy aboard the U.S.S. Republic leaving Honolulu June 22, 1942. She was a child, but remembers a prisoner falling or jumping overboard. (he was recaptured) Can someone confirm that prisoners were transported on these ships along with civilians?
     
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    No mention of a pow but I found this.

    Between March and November 1942 she served on the San Francisco-Honolulu run, completing a total of seven voyages. During 1943 and 1944, the Republic operated out of San Francisco, transporting troops and supplies to Honolulu and the Southwest Pacific. She called at Fiji, Samoa, Nouméa, Guadalcanal, Sydney, Funafuti, Hollandia and other ports.[1]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Republic_(AP-33)#/media/File:StateLibQld_1_101348.jpg

    https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-r/ap33.htm
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