Khedive Ismail SS

Also Named: Aconcagua




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P/KX 134165

Stoker 1st Class

Pearce, Percy Edward


United Kingdom

Royal Navy

H.M.S. Lanka



Japanese POW:




Date of Death:


Place of Death:

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

Cause of Death:

Lost when the SS Khedive Ismail was sunk


Loved Ones

Son of Charles Henry and Mary Elizabeth Pearce, of Enfield, Middlesex



Panel 86, Column 1.

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom


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. 1297 perished.


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