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Posted by: Rainer Kolbicz (IP Logged)
Date: November 28, 2011 09:25AM

Hi Roger

According to original documents (National Archives Reference: ADM 199/1275) the lifeboat in charge of the chief officer initally carried 29 occupants: both chief officers, 6 Europeans and 21 natives, but the chief engineer Callister died at sea. The remaining 28 survivors were picked up by GLARONA and landed at Port of Spain, 29 June, 1942.

In the report of the master of CLAN MACQUARRIE (in ADM 199/2141) the vessel that picked up by the chief officer is identified as "Norwegian tanker CLARONA".

From the voyage record of GLARONA here on Siri's website we know that GLARONA was on passage from Freetown to Trinidad at that time, arriving on 29 June 1942.

I think we can say without doubts that the ship which rescued 28 survivors from the CLAN MACQUARRIE was the Norwegian tanker GLARONA.

Best regards

Crew member

Subject Written By Posted
  CLAN MACQUARRIE roger 11/27/2011 04:04PM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE Rainer Kolbicz 11/28/2011 09:25AM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE siri 11/30/2011 05:02AM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE roger 12/05/2011 11:40AM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE siri 12/06/2011 04:07AM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE roger 11/28/2011 04:08PM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE roger 12/06/2011 09:59AM
  Re: CLAN MACQUARRIE roger 01/17/2012 03:58PM

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