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Quite an interesting question on Quora:

"How can I get a list of ships that transported the tanks in WW1?"

Don't know why he/she wants it, but I assume that will include those via Southampton, the ferries from Richborough, and, of course, those sent to Gaza.

Anyone know where to start?

 

 



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Like many Quora questions, it sounds like someone has an assignment and can't be bothered to do the work themselves.

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Oh, indeed. And many others are utterly gormless. But it might actually be mildly interesting to know. I assume the first 49 went via Soton, followed by more until Richborough came on stream. So it is an event, kind of. I might try some local history wallahs.



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No idea what or who Quora is.

The first went via Avonmouth as I recall.

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It's pretty easy nowadays to find out who or what something is.

Sorry. I forgot Avonmouth, but at least we know the name of the ship that took the Mk Is from there to Egypt; His Majesty's Transport Euripides.

And there's this, Southampton - Dieppe: http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/t-ships/trainferryno11917.html



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James H wrote:

It's pretty easy nowadays to find out who or what something is.


 I spend as much time as I can in archives so you don't have to tell me. But really I don't care what Q--- is and I can't be bothered to Google it. I gave you information so no need to snipe.



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No sniping, Gwyn. It was just that you began as if writing a letter to the Daily Mail, which surprised me.

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I wouldn't know how a letter to the Daily Mail begins.

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