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Small Collections Box 19

Given by E. Lawrence Plunkett

A narrative account entitled ‘The Death ship’, of his journey as ships Radio Officer on the S.S. Zayani in February 1929 from Bombay to Jeddah with over 1,000 pilgrims on board. He describes the extremely bad conditions on the ship – the death of many of the pilgrims – their stay in Jeddah port and their return journey. 14pp.