• The sinking of the Montevideo Maru, 1 July 1942

    Documents from the collection:

    Montevideo Maru report

    Report written by Major H.S.Williams I October 1945 for the Recovered Personnel Division on the Japanese steamer "Montevideo Maru" which was torpedoed off Luzon, 1 July 1942.

    AWM 54, 417/1/4
    From AWM 54, 779/1/1 (500Kb PDF file). [Prisoners of War and Internees:] Reports from 1 Australian POWs Contact and Enquiry Unit [Includes: missing RAN personnel; Fukuoka, Yokakama, Hokkaido, Konan PW Camps; crashed aircraft in Talaud Sangihe Group; missing Allied PWs, Ambon, Bunka Camp; destruction of records; and Montevideo Maru] (Sep-Nov 1945)

    Montevideo Maru list of passengers

    From AWM 54 1010/1/30 (260 Kb PDF file). List of passengers believed to have left New Britain on the Montevideo Maru. Complied by A. Creswick and G Thomas, recovered Prisoners of War.