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by Dena Fanshawe
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

NEW FIND I have found Joseph joining the crew a ship called 'the Panama' on April the 10th 1942 . The Ship had travelled from Bermuda to Boston. I think it was quite a small ship and tanker possibly. The crew are mixed nationalities and the full compliment seems to be around 40 after some left and o...
by Dena Fanshawe
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

I have found Joseph on another ship. April 1942

More information.
He signed onto the ship 'Panama' on the 10th of April 1942 at the port of Boston. 40 Crew of mixed nationality.
Joe is again down as Canadian
The ship had come from Bermuda to Boston.
I have not been able to find out if this could possibly be the ship that sunk.
by Dena Fanshawe
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

I have found Joseph on another ship. April 1942

More information.
He signed onto the ship 'Panama' on the 10th of April 1942 at the port of Boston. 40 Crew of mixed nationality.
Joe is again down as Canadian
The ship had come from Bermuda to Boston.
I have not been able to find out if this could possibly be the ship that sunk.
by Dena Fanshawe
Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:44 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

So this does prove that the shipwrecked seaman on page 13 did not necessarily board on the 9th of June in Melbourne. I have also been thinking about the Oropos too. First of all thank you for finding me this elusive ship. But now I see it is a Norwegian ship, I think he may have only signed for the ...
by Dena Fanshawe
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Thank you once more. Page 13 has Joseph on it, and is the one that appears to have left Melbourne on the 9th of June. On there there is a mixture of nationalities, but on the other page where they appear to have been picked up at Christobel CZ are English I had noticed that later today, so I think t...
by Dena Fanshawe
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:49 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

WW2 Convoy numbers

For anyone else. I checked this out but did not find the one I wanted but a useful link I think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wo ... ic_Convoys
by Dena Fanshawe
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

I think the GUC4 /GUCA or GUC1

Might be the convoy number?
by Dena Fanshawe
Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Again thank you for the links. I have tried to attach page 13 but it says it the file is to big. 476KB. I have reduced it but think it won't be easy to make out detail. The more I look at it I am convinced that he definitely boarded in Melbourne. I am going to try and see if I can find others on the...
by Dena Fanshawe
Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Re: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

Thank you very much for your information which I am now trawling steadily through (Can't believe just how many ships went down in May 1942) I see you also understand the map reference. I don't know where to look. Have you any idea where my map reference is? I think it can't be far away from Tonga by...
by Dena Fanshawe
Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Wrecks & Losses
Topic: Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W
Replies: 19
Views: 13807

Looking for a ship wrecked in 1942 map ref: 175.45 W

My uncle, Joseph Bullas is found onboard the ship 'The Westpoint' when it arrived in New York July 2nd 1942. He is on the alien passenger list The West Point had travelled from Australia. Joseph Bullas who was in the USA/ Canadian Merchant Navy and was along with many others seen as being shipwrecke...