introduction

tps
3rd February 2010, 12:58
I am a historian writing about the merchant marine during WWII. I am using the history of a single US flagged freighter, the S.S. SANTA MARGARITA, as a lens to look at the merchant marine war. Using the documentary record, interviews with crews, passengers and also with people from the same convoys or who were in the same ports, I am writing a "biography" that can work as that lens.

As part of this effort, I am also trying to identify writers and artists who shipped out just before and during the war..and then identifying the ships on which they sailed.

Personally, I work as an educator at a regional public (US) university and am a photographer.

K urgess
3rd February 2010, 13:09
Welcome aboard from northern England.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

non descript
3rd February 2010, 14:22
tps, a warm welcome to you on your first posting. Thank you for joining the community; do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings. (Thumb)

R58484956
3rd February 2010, 17:07
Greetings tps and a warm welcome to SN from the south of England. Bon voyage.

billyboy
3rd February 2010, 23:16
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

benjidog
3rd February 2010, 23:19
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
4th February 2010, 09:53
tps welcome to this great site
Best wishes
Bert.