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  • 17 days on a lifeboat in the Atlantic

    When Bob Talley's ship was sunk by a U-boat in 1942, those in his lifeboats weathered storm, sharks and stress before they were rescued.

    https://ww2thebigone.com/2016/07/06/...-the-atlantic/

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    This is a great account Mojo.
    A tribute to all the seamen who didn't get their luck.
    Excellent as usual.
    That rug really tied the room together

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sebfrench76 View Post
      This is a great account Mojo.
      A tribute to all the seamen who didn't get their luck.
      Excellent as usual.
      Yes, and it was luck too, because it was official practice not to stop to pick up when in dangerous waters. Sometimes the rule was broken by escorting destroyers, but not often. lcm 1
      'By Horse by Tram'.


      I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
      " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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      • #4
        My Great Uncle in WW 1 was promoted from first officer to captain of his own ship. On his first voyage in command out of Liverpool his ship was sunk by a U boat, after some time in a life boat he was rescued. On his return to Liverpool he was assigned another ship. On taking her out of Liverpool he was again sunk by a U boat (no my uncle's name was not Albert) and spent more time in a lifeboat. His sister, my grandmother, said "he became quite anti German after that".
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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