Photograph album/journal of sunk Merchant Marine ship
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:36 PM
Here is a photograph album that I have that contains a survivor's account and photographs that he took of the torpedoing and sinking of the Canadian merchant navy ship SS Point Pleasant Park 500 miles NW of Capetown,S.Africa by U-510 on 23 February 1945.The album belonged to 2nd Mate Ralph Turner who was 1 of 42 crew members to survive the torpedoing and during his 10 days in a lifeboat he wrote a 7 page diary and took 18 photos of their ordeal (I believe some of these photos were Turner's and the others came from another crew member). One of the photos is of the SS Point Pleasant Park as she slips beneath the waves. There were 9 crew members lost and the survivors spent 10 days sailing 414 miles to reach just off shore of the Kalahari Desert where they were finally rescued.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:53 PM
Now that is something one does not see everyday! I like it very much
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