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Hospital Ship “OXFORDSHIRE”
« on: 14 July 2023 12:36:42 pm »

I am compiling the history of this hospital ship for inclusion in the RN Reach Archive but have encountered an undecipherable port of call on her movement’s card held by the National Archive.

During August to December 1943 she was operating in the Mediterranean calling at, or at anchor in, North African, Italian and Sicilian ports, most of these are identified but one alludes me – see attachments – the place underlined in red are the port of call in question. Can anyone decipher this name and locate it on a map?


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Re: Hospital Ship “OXFORDSHIRE”
« Reply #1 on: 15 July 2023 08:49:36 am »

It says Philippeville.  Nowadays known as Skikda
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