Hi Ian, I'm not sure where that idea the captain was told to stop and not use the wireless came from. I have absolute eye witness information by a crew member that he awoke to the ship being shelled. By the time he got on deck one of the lifeboat was hanging from the davits and there was damage to at least two other parts of the ship. The information about the order seems to have come from a steward on the ship so I don't take that as gospel. Reading through this thread I see the captain not only returned to sea with Fyffes as captain but also became the commodore of the shipping company. Two accounts of the episode name the ship they were later transferred to as the Nordmark, sister ship of the Altmark. One crew member from the Mopan said the Nordmark flew an American flag and was called the Dixie.
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