HMS Giang Bee
The “HMS Giang Bee”, a Chinese-owned coastal steamer requisitioned and used as a patrol vessel, left Singapore Harbour – according to a statement made by a number of those who were on board – at either 9 p.m. (ASD) or 10 p.m. on Thursday 12th February 1942.
This list has been compiled as a memorial and out of empathy and respect to the women, children and men who lost their lives in that cruel attack by Japanese bombers on the small coastal ship converted into an auxiliary vessel “SS. Kuala” on 14 February 1942, twelve hours after it escaped from Singapore.
The “SS. Rooseboom” ( in some records shown as the “Rosenboom’ ) was a Dutch steam ship of 1035 tons, built in 1926 by Rijkee & Co., Rotterdam and was owned by the KPM ( translates to Royal Packet Navigation Co.) line in 1942.
These Three Gunships Part of Evacuation from Singapore
HMS Scorpion - Sunk 1942/02/13, Banka Straights
HMS Dragonfly - Sunk 1942/02/14, Banka Straights
HMS Grasshopper - Sunk 1942/02/14, Banka Straights