Our Heritage: 1939


Now under the leadership of Sir Harold Bibby and at the outbreak of WWII, Bibby Line consisted of eleven ships, all of which were requisitioned for the war.

The Yorkshire, the ship bought to replace the ill fated WWI Worcestershire was the first casualty, followed by Shropshire (renamed HMS Salopian), both were torpedoed whilst on duty. On D-Day, four of the vessels operating as troopships, the Cheshire, Devonshire, Lancashire and Worcestershire carried 10,000 men.

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