On this page you will find a collection of photographs of one or more members of the ship's company. We can identify only a very few of the men. If you recognise anyone (or you are one of the men yourself), let me know.
Keep checking back because I will add to this collection over time.
HMS Dunedin was responsible for the capture of several enemy merchant ships during WWII, including two German merchant ships trying to make it back to Germany from the Caribbean in 1940 (Heidelberg and Hannover), several French Vichy ships, and - the biggest prize of all - the German ship Lothringen, a supply vessel for Bismarck and several U-boats.
Sixty seven men were landed in Trinidad on 7 December 1941, the sole survivors from a ship's company of four hundred and sixty eight who had been on board when the two torpedoes hit. Their rescue was commemorated in June 2005 at the extraordinary reunion with Roy Murray, the man who was on lookout duty on board SS Nishmaha and who was the first to see the stricken Carley floats. The Dunedin Society has been lucky and honoured to know nine of these men since the Society first began to form in the late 1990s. Sadly, as time has passed so have some of our survivors and today only three remain. Each of them has their own page on this web site, but below you will see a collection photos from both wartime and more recently. They were - and are - wonderful men, to whom we pay massive tribute. Our three currently living survivors are Jim Davis, Arthur Binley and Andrew (Boy) McCall. We have lost Harry Cross, Les Barter, John Miles, Albert Cooke, Bertie Jefferys and Bill Gill. In addition we know something of other survivors who died before the Dunedin Society was up and running, from families who have come forward with information or who are mentioned in historical documents. Including the nine we have met, we have information on thirty one of the sixty seven men who made it to Trinidad. You can see their pages from the ship's company page of this site. Here is a gallery of photos of the nine we have been lucky and honoured to know.
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