MS Sobieski
M/S Sobieski was a Polish passenger ship built for the Polish Ocena Lines to replace the aging and ; a sister ship to the MS Chrobry. She was named in honour of the Polish king Jan III Sobieski.

The ship was used as a troopship
A troopship is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime...

 in Operation Ariel
Operation Ariel
Operation Ariel was the name given to the World War II evacuation of Allied forces from ports in western France, from 15–25 June 1940, due to the military collapse in the Battle of France against Nazi Germany...

 and the Battle of Dakar
Battle of Dakar
The Battle of Dakar, also known as Operation Menace, was an unsuccessful attempt in September 1940 by the Allies to capture the strategic port of Dakar in French West Africa , which was under Vichy French control, and to install the Free French under General Charles de Gaulle there.-Background:At...

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