I have a silver salver with an OBE medal attached to it dated 1943 to one side. Below the OBE is the following inscription; Captain W H Hartman, RMS Akaroa.
To commemorate a notable and perilous voyage, Southampton to Auckland, 1st September to 8th October 1939 from very grateful and appreciative passengers. Can anyone supply information about the vessel and her voyage, also the reasons why Captain Hartman received the OBE in 1943. I will, of course, reply to anyone who can help me.
‘Maybank’, 5 Tidwell Close