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by mjbollinger
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Question to forum members
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Question to forum members

Hi Siri, For several weeks I could not get the forum to recognize my login details, and whenever I tried my virus warning software told me the forum had been hacked and was a security risk. I assume that was in error and I seem to be able to log in these days (using the exact same info that was earl...
by mjbollinger
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok

Sorry to say that I do not have access to my files in storage as a result of mandatory isolation orders where I live in the US. I'll check my computer files to see if there is anything I can add.

Marty
by mjbollinger
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: Admiral Stark Evacuation convoy from Vladivostok

I might have this in my files. I built a database of all of the ships/boats that Stark used. Let me check. Back to you shortly.
by mjbollinger
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: tallinn convoys 1941
Replies: 2
Views: 6465

Re: tallinn convoys 1941

The word I have seen used in Russian texts is конвоя (convoy). The first four of 7 groups of ships (which included all of the warships and large transports) were labeled кон-1 through кон-4. I don't remember what the other three were called but can look it up when I have access to my files.

Marty
by mjbollinger
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 13045

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Hello Felix, Thanks very much. Your efforts here have been extremely helpful Yes, I plan to visit the US National Archives sometime this year to look through the State Department records. That will be the last source to explore. They did conduct an investigation and concluded that there were no Amer...
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: 7982

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: 7982

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: 7982

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: 7982

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: 9
Views: 13045

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: 9
Views: 13045

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: 6150

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: 6150

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: 15789

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: 9
Views: 13045

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...