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on November 23, 1942 (the Ceramic) left the Mersey for Australia, independently routed, with 378 passengers.
Her subsequent complete disappearance was at first little publicised at home, due to the general censorship of
shipping information, and the Admiralty assumed that she had been sunk without survivors from the 500 or so
persons on board.
It was learned a long time later that she had been torpedoed and sunk on December 6 in
latitude 40 deg. 30 min. N., longitude 40 deg, 20 min. W, and that one survivor, a sapper of the Royal Engineers,
had been picked up by the U-boat and taken to a German prison camp. The full story, as far as I know, has never
J. H. Isherwood, Sea Breezes, November 1963
STEAMERS OF THE PAST White Star Liner “Ceramic” of