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by mjbollinger
Tue Aug 30, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 21710

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Indeed. Thank you. I have reviewed every conceivable source of information on this, from the records of the Cuban Revolutionary Party to several PhD theses written in the 1960s on the topic. There is zero documentary evidence that Mascot was on a filibustering mission. I've written a detailed 15-pag...
by mjbollinger
Tue Aug 23, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: German Ships Exposed in Danube
Replies: 1
Views: 245

German Ships Exposed in Danube

Hi, Several news reports have surfaced of German ships scuttled in 1944 in the Danube having recently been exposed by falling water levels. Some (including the famed Washington Post) have described these as "battleships" filled with "ordinance." So much for journalists understanding of warship matte...
by mjbollinger
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:55 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Thames River / John R. King / Virginia H. Hudson
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Thames River / John R. King / Virginia H. Hudson

Hi everyone, This is a peripheral topic but I thought I'd ask the group anyway. Perhaps someone can help. I am researching the history of the rail-transfer ferry Thames River (1871) which operated in Connecticut until 1889 when it was sold to the Baltimore & Eastern Shore Railroad, operating on the ...
by mjbollinger
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945

David, Many thanks. I am embarrassed to admit that I didn't bother to check Miramar or similar sources. I didn't think a local ferry would have been in them. Now I know better. I've got my Canadian contacts (Jan) checking and they can't find evidence of actual usage in Canada. I know that the sale w...
by mjbollinger
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945

Many thanks, David. This is plausible. The vessel had been condemned by authorities in the US, pending major repairs that the operator decided were not economically practical. Just a little surprising they would take it all of the way to Canada instead of breaking it up somewhere in the mid-Atlantic...
by mjbollinger
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:07 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Canadian Ferry Purchase 1944 or 1945

Perhaps one of my Canadian friends or someone else can help me... In 1944 or 1945 the ferry Gov. Albert C. Ritchie (built in Newburgh, NY in 1883 as Newburgh ) was sold by the state of Maryland. The US removed it from the register by January 1, 1946 with the notation "Canadian." My feeble attempts t...
by mjbollinger
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Arctic Convoys Survivor?
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Re: Arctic Convoys Survivor?

Thank you, David!

It all looked good until that last bit.

Marty
by mjbollinger
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Arctic Convoys Survivor?
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

Arctic Convoys Survivor?

Does anyone know how I can find out if an individual was a crew member aboard an arctic convoy ship iN WWII? Here is all I know... Name is Thomas Joseph Murphy Nationality is American (possible dual Irish citizen) He was later a ship captain so he most likely was an officer at the time. He would hav...
by mjbollinger
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 21710

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Thanks, Felix. I've compiled all of the information I've been able to collect -- what we know to be true and what some have claimed to be true -- into a "white paper" on the subject. This is primarily for the purpose of organizing my research that's than for reaching conclusions. I would be happy to...
by mjbollinger
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 16
Views: 21710

Re: Naval records research in Spain

Hello Felix, Yes, I am researching the topic but thus far all investigations have yielded no definitive evidence that the tug Mascot was intercepted and captured / sunk by a Spanish warship off the coast of Cuba in late 1895 or early 1896. I have gone to great lengths to try to find evidence of this...
by mjbollinger
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Loss of Soviet destroyer Serdity July 1941
Replies: 10
Views: 6699

Re: Loss of Soviet destroyer Serdity July 1941

I find that the Translate app for the iPhone works reasonably well. You just take a photo of the relevant text and it does instant translation. Not perfect but still useful.
by mjbollinger
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Loss of Soviet destroyer Serdity July 1941
Replies: 10
Views: 6699

Re: Loss of Soviet destroyer Serdity July 1941

Hi Jan-Olof, and Happy New Year. I don't have a clear answer to your question. I can report that the Soviet reports on ship losses indicate this ship was attacked by two dive bombers. Of course that doesn't help you very much. The aircraft dropped a total of eight bombs and a couple hit the ship. My...
by mjbollinger
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Question to forum members
Replies: 3
Views: 4757

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: 7814

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: 7814

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.