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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

"The Soviets needed plenty of supplies to fight off the Germans, and it was up to the Allies to make it happen. Beginning in 1941, the Allies began sending convoys of merchant ships packed with food, ammunition, tanks, and airplanes, along with warship escorts…"
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Armand

Murvihill13 Feb 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

Good pictures. My first ship went on a North Atlantic cruise a few years before I got there and the old salts said the ship was issued baseball bats to break up the ice if needed.

doublesix6613 Feb 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

One of my old tutor's was on the merchant ships doing this Russia run and he said it was brutal the way the liberty ships were made spot welding for quickness which was different to the UK riveting which was more sturdy but took longer to build made the liberty ships prone to splitting under the intense adverse conditions of the freezing cold water and rough seas.

He remembers getting back to Liverpool and there was a crack right across the deck which was big enough that a man could climb into it, it was under observation to see whether they would need to abandon ship but luckily it got them home.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 10:33 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)

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Armand

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