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by mjbollinger
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Ship Forum
Topic: Naval records research in Spain
Replies: 14
Views: 14784

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: 14
Views: 14784

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: 1670

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: 1670

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: 2055

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: 3760

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: 3760

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: 7142

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: 14
Views: 14784

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: 9271

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: 9271

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: 9271

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: 9271

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: 14
Views: 14784

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: 14
Views: 14784

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...