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Europa

On September 22, 1945, the 16 year old Europa, the third largest liner then afloat, moved under her own power for the first time in six years. Raising more smoke than an entire convoy, and with 4,300 American troops onboard, she headed out of her former home port of Bremerhaven, now operating under

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My Dad was aboard her on his way home from Patton's Supply Forces... He did comment that she had a few fires on board and so alot of the troops slept out on deck. The ship rolled like a sick headache all the way across. Took 7 days at a moderate speed. They thought her boilers would blow if pushed too fast. Quite a photo! I would like to have a copy of this? Unfortunately, My Dad passed away a week ago and I won't be able to share it with him.- he was 94..
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Hello Mike, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I remember you mentioning him, and his impressions of both the Aquitania which carried him over to Great Britain, and the Europa which brought him home ("That's the cow I came home on"). If you can contact me through the private messages section of SN, and provide a personal email address, I'll send you a high resolution copy of the this picture. I hope it will bring you happy memories of your father.

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Hello Clyde -
Thank you for your kind words. I'm not too savy about messaging but you may just send it to:
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Mike - The Sun Viking
 

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Hi Mike, I've gone ahead and sent the photo to the address you've given. If you don't want to leave that email address on this post you can remove it by using the edit button on the right side of your comment. Again, I'm sorry to hear about you father's passing, and I hope the photo helps you in keeping a record of your family history.
 

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Clyde - Once again a heartfelt "Thank You" for your generous offer. The photo came thru O.K. I did remove my personal email from the board. There are too many risks 'out there' to be vulnerable...
Mike - The Sun Viking
 

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I can imagine the French being really peeved having lost the Normandie via the Americans who in turn handed over an older & rundown liner as a replacement.

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