Re: Identity of MEFKURE sunk 1944.
Posted by: paulh
Date: October 10, 2011 12:48PM
Thank you. I really have only a little idea of its size or appearance.
Albert Finkelstein's report on the sinking (about 1990) says the ship was 120 tons (40 registered net tons), described as a 'wooden motor vessel.' An attachment to his report describes the Mefkure as built in 1929 with a motor of 75 hp. Registered in the port of Istanbul as no. 694 and in the port of Sile as No. 127.
If it was a sailing vessel, no sails were being used when it was sunk.