Ships

Khedive Ismail SS

Also Named: Aconcagua

 

This Page Is Dedicated To

 

 

Civilian

Dower, Kenneth Cecil Gandar

 

United Kingdom

Civilian War Dead

War Correspondent

 

Died

Japanese PoW:

No

Age:

35

Date of Death:

1944/02/12

Cause of Death:

Lost when the SS Khedive Ismail was sunk

Place of Death:

One and a Half Degree Channel - South-west of the Maldives near coordinates 0125?N 7222E

 

Loved Ones

Son of J. W. and A. F. Gandar Dower, of 30 Collingham Gardens, Kensington, London

 

Memorial

Unknown

 

 

Sailing on 6 February 1944 from Kilindini Harbour at Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon in Convoy KR-8, the SS Khedive Ismail was attacked by a B1 type Japanese submarine. The Khedive Ismail was hit by two torpedoes. 1,297 perished.

 

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