The SS Simcoe
Park, one of the Cunard White Star Ltd. fleet of PARK ships* was used,
in part, to transport wounded personnel. On this sailing, the
Simcoe Park left Liverpool, England on 3 March 1945 bound for New York,
The only member of the
parachute infantry on this page, Pfc Hoynowski Is listed as having a
wound to the right arm which had been suffered on 26 Dec
Their-du-Mont Ridge, Belgium. While the
severity of the wound is not indicated, the mere fact that he was
evacuated to the U.S. for further treatment implies that it was
* The Park Steamship
Company, Montreal was set up in 1942 as an arm of the Canadian
Government to administer the movement of war supplies and controlled 176
ships. These included 156 dry cargo ships and 20 tankers, all built in
Canada. During the war, four ships were lost to enemy action and two to
natural hazards. After the war, the fleet was disposed of and had been
completely sold by the end of 1947.
1945 SIMCOE PARK, Park SS Co, Montreal. (Cunard White Star Ltd,
1947 Saguenay Terminals Ltd, Montreal.
1948 SUNMONT, same owner.
1955 Same owner, London.
1960 SHUN FUNG, Yick Fung Shipping & Enterprises Co, Hong Kong.
5th Sep.1964 broke moorings and wrecked at Hong Kong in typhoon.