BEDDING AND LINEN FROM TWO LUXURY LINERS P.A. DUNEDIN, this day. Bedding and linen of the finest quality from the luxury liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, were displayed in the Dunedin Police Court this morning, when four seamen from a vessel in port were charged with their theft. The accused were Henry Russell George, aged 22, Reginald Hugh Cooper, aged 44, Owen Connelly, aged 34, and George Gower, aged 44. The total value of the goods was £20. The men pleaded guilty.
The police stated that a large quantity of material from the two "Queens" had been stored in Sydney, where the liners were stripped at the beginning of the war. This material was recently loaded for transhipment to England so that the liners' could be refitted. While the vessel was at Port Chalmers considerable quantities of the material had been pillaged and a search disclosed some of it in the cabins of the accused. Each had a fair amount of wages due and the captain wished them to sail to-morrow. Each man was fined £10, the money to be paid forthwith.
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THEFT ADMITTED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945
THEFT ADMITTED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 168, 18 July 1945
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