Radio Room: P&O Liner ss Maloja/GFBD built in 1923. An interesting quote from Philip Noel “In September 1939 the P&O liner Maloja was converted to an armed merchant cruiser in Bombay. As part of the conversion the after dummy funnel was removed, the radio room demolished and a new W/T office set up in the space under the bridge. The photo was taken after the conversion. She commissioned as HMS Maloja on 24th November 1939 with me as one of three watchkeepers. We sailed from Bombay on 10th December and by the end of February found ourselves on patrol between the Faeroes and Iceland, not a pleasant area”.
The above photographs were very kindly donated by Robert Clay ~ Bob sailed with several shipping companies during his twenty year sea service as a Radio Officer.
The following photographs have been kindly donated by ROA member Mike Carter