story aw kik

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May 1940, Madras

It was a nice summer’s day in Holland. In the port of Colombo the Captain of the Abbekerk ordered the officers and crew members to…

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July 1940, Belfast

There were already quite a few other ships at anchor and several more were maneuvering to anchor. Suddenly we heard an enormous bang causing everybody…

September 1940, London

Yet our trips ashore were spoiled by the regularly recurring air-raid alarms. Often one did not see a single aircraft. Most likely the Germans only…

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Winter 1940/41, London

At night the Germans came back and had no trouble finding the docks again. The whole dock area was in flames and they just dropped…

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March 1941, London

Months had passed and it was now March 1941 and the repair of the ship had progressed slowly. It is worth mentioning that a cable…

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November 1941, Gourock

Early in November 1941 we left the Clyde to form our convoy which consisted of a number of middlesized passenger liners fully loaded with people…

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December 1941, Durban

PK: Although Adriaan Kik speaks of Capetown, I cant find any evidence Abbekerk was there at that time. The whole convoy went to Durban and…

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January 1942, Singapore

At long last we arrived in Singapore where there were already a few ships. This arrival I can remember quite well. When I stepped on…