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by mjbollinger
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon

Thank you, igorr. The only discrepancy here is the number that attacked. Various accounts indicated that 24-26 aircraft were allocated to the attack and repositioned accordingly. However, Prinz's own statements indicate that not all aircraft participated in the actual raid. The weather was very bad ...
by mjbollinger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon

After reviewing the account in Schmidt's history of KG26, and factoring in other generally authoritative sources, I believe the following aircraft took part... 10 Ju 188A-3 aircraft from III./KG26 (Staffel 8./KG26) 9 Ju 88A-17 aircraft from II./KG26 Any corrections or augmentations greatly appreciat...
by mjbollinger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Re: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon

Thanks, Darius. We now have three different numbers of aircraft attacking SS Henry Bacon. Sources taking the perspective of US forces (e.g., Browning), probably all referencing the original estimates of ship personnel as initially reported by Morison, say 23 aircraft (both Ju 88 and Ju 188) were inv...
by mjbollinger
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon
Replies: 8
Views: 629

Details of attack by KG26 on SS Henry Bacon

Hi everyone, First, my best wishes for a Happy New Year to each of you -- and especially our webmistress Siri! Second, I'm looking for details on the Luftwaffe aircraft involved in the attack on SS Henry Bacon on 23 February 1945 in the Barents Sea. I believe torpedo aircraft (Ju 88 and/or Ju 188) f...
by mjbollinger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 5285

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Thanks, Felix. Let me explain the nature of my interest. It may help... The tugboat Mascot left Baltimore in November 1895 on a presumed voyage to the island of Trinidad. It was never heard from again. There was speculation at the time that the tugboat was on a "filibustering" mission to Cuba. There...
by mjbollinger
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 5285

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Hello Felix, and Happy New Year! Thanks very much for your information. The article by Castañón should be extremely helpful. This is the first time I've received material from the perspective of the Spanish Navy on the interceptions of boats from the US bringing weapons and personnel into Cuba. I've...
by mjbollinger
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: SOVETSKAYA NEFT
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

Re: SOVETSKAYA NEFT

Happy to help. And, for the record, I concur that Jordan's book is a masterpiece. One challenge Jordan faced is that the Soviet authorities intentionally hid losses in their merchant fleet from Western sources. They did not want the US to know how vulnerable they were, at least until they were able ...
by mjbollinger
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: SOVETSKAYA NEFT
Replies: 4
Views: 3383

Re: SOVETSKAYA NEFT

Here's what I have in my database, for what it is worth. 1929 Completed as SOVETSKAYA NEFT (STF-ChGK) 10.29 1930 Arrived in Tuapse 03.30 1934 BAKU (Sovtanker) 1934 SOVETSKAYA NEFT (Sovtanker) 01.34 1937 Fired upon by aircraft in Spanish Civil War 1941 SOVETSKAYA NEFT (ChABU) 01.07.41 1941 Damaged by...
by mjbollinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?
Replies: 14
Views: 9662

Re: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?

Maurice,

I tried to track the movements of all Russian ships (over 900GRT) from 1917 forward, especially their status during the turmoil of the 1917-1922 period. I don't have them tracked year by year before 1917 however.

Marty
by mjbollinger
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 5285

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Thanks, Maurice and Jordi I've thoroughly researched anything available on the web already. (This has been a topic of inquiry for me for at least five years.) The incident in question for me does not involve the (famous) interception described above. I'm looking specifically for help in locating the...
by mjbollinger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 7
Views: 5285

Naval records research in Spain

Hi everyone, Does anyone know a researcher familiar with researching naval archives in Spain? I need to try to locate the deck logs, or similar records, for the Spanish navy cruiser Conde del Venadito from the period November 1895 to January 1896. I am investigating a specific incident in which is m...
by mjbollinger
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?
Replies: 14
Views: 9662

Re: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?

Hi Siri,

Thanks for the note. Not sure what happened in the earlier communication. I'd be happy to post some of the databases I created as well as scans I have of some (non-copyrighted) material such as the VMF casualty reports. Let's figure out how to do this.

Marty
by mjbollinger
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?
Replies: 14
Views: 9662

Re: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?

Looks like the image is visible now. I have assembled the individual scans into PDF files by theater (Black Sea, Northern, Baltic), separated into ships lost and ships damaged for each. If people want copies of the files (they are pretty big -- 700 pages total) send me a PM with your email address a...
by mjbollinger
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?
Replies: 14
Views: 9662

Re: Soviet motor vessel Voroshilov torpedoed on 29 March 1942 - are further details known?

I have scans of the individual pages of this report -- there are hundreds. (It is not a single PDF). Here is the scan for the incident in question:
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Sorry -- I've tried pasting the actual image but I can't seem to figure out how to get that to work.

Marty