Research on the German Armed Forces 1918-1945
The Pretoria pre-1939 as a Passenger Liner
Dec 4, 1936 Completed.
Dec 19, 1936 Maiden voyage Hamburg-Cape Town, South Africa.
Nov 29, 1939 The Pretoria was commissioned into Kriegsmarine service as an accommodation ship for Unterseebootsabnahmekommando (U.A.K.), in Kiel.
Jan 1,1940 Served as an accommodation ship for the 21.U-boot-Flotilla in Neustadt.
Dec, 1940 Served as a garrison ship for the 1.Unterseeboots-Lehr-Division in Pillau.
Feb 22, 1945 The Pretoria became a Lazarettschiff under Sanitätsamt Ost.
Jan - Apr, 1945 Took part in the transport of refugees from the Eastern territories.
May, 1945 Taken by Great Britian as a war prize.
Oct 1, 1945 The Pretoria was renamed as the British troop transport ship Empire Doon.
1949 Empire Doon (ex-Pretoria) is renamed as the Empire Orwell.
1958 Chartered to the Pan Islamic SS CO, Karachi.
Nov, 1958 Sold to the Blue Funnel Line, Liverpool. Refit at Glasgow, now 17,891 GRT. Became M/P Gunung Djati
1962 Sold to Indonesia.
1965 Sold again.
1966 Sold again.
Apr - Oct, 1973 Refit.
1979 Troop transport ship Tanjung Padan.
1984 Still in existence.
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