A hell ship is a ship with extremely inhumane living conditions or with a reputation for cruelty among the crew. It now generally refers to the ships used by the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army to transport Allied prisoners of war (POWs) and romushas (Asian forced slave laborers) out of the Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore in World War II.
Colonel Ben Skardon signed the Log book on 10 April 2019. This stoic gracious man – who has experienced unspeakable human cruelty – continues to give generously of his time and lead by example. Initially, [Read more]