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Old 14th March 2017, 10:05
roscoe_the_1st roscoe_the_1st is offline
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I had always assumed that Flying Enterprise was a Liberty Ship - It wasn't. It was a Type C1-B ship. Built as SS Cape Kumukaki.

It was built for MARCOM United States Maritime Commission. It was a US Government ship.

Carlson was born a Dane but became a naturalized US citizen. He was an Amateur Radio operator as indeed I am.

He received a ticker tape welcome.

The Flying Enterprise story was featured on Deep Sea Detectives

Something is not right with this official story. Some items on the list of Antiques cargo was listed as 'Special' .

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