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Re: Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939
Posted by: paulh (IP Logged)
Date: March 18, 2014 11:41AM

Maybe she was taking Germans out of England to Germany.

FROSSOULA was definitely the first ship I mentioned, whose name was transliterated erroneously from Hebrew to English.
Since Hebrew has only a couple of letters as vowels (the others being similar to accent marks), and P and F are the same letter in Hebrew (one with a dot), it is easy to see how PRESLO could be the same ship. When transliterating to a proper name, there is little guidance to get back to the original.
For instance, the CHEPO became GEPO and JIPPO in transliteration.

And I think SYROS was probably called OSIRIS.

But the other two, and some others, remain mysteries.

Paulh



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  Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939 paulh 03/11/2014 06:31AM
  Re: Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939 de domenico 03/11/2014 12:16PM
  Re: Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939 Jerry Asher 03/17/2014 04:28PM
  Re: Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939 de domenico 03/18/2014 06:09AM
  Re: Mystery ships at Beirut July 1939 paulh 03/18/2014 11:41AM


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