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Old 21st July 2006, 19:34
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Wink SS Bonheur & Buster Crabb

I am searching for some information about the SS Bonheur that sailed between New York and Buenos Aires prior to WW2. One of the crew members was a young Buster Crabb.

I am also interested in hearing from anyone who might have served with him, during, or after the war.
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Old 21st July 2006, 19:54
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BONHEUR Completed 1920 as War Triumph -- 5327 Tons 400ft long. purchased from The Shipping Controller by Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. (Lamport & Holt), Liverpool; renamed Bonheur.

1934 Lamport & Holt Line, Liverpool;

15.10.40 torpedoed and sunk by U.138 at 57.10N 08.36W off Cape Wrath.

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Old 21st July 2006, 20:01
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Lamport & Hope Limited - Liverpool

SS Bonheur GRT 5327 Built 1920

15.10.40: Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-138 (Luith), in the Atlantic 38 miles NW of Butt of Lewis, in postiion 57.10N 08.36W while on a voyage from Liverpool to Rosario, with 5200 tons of general cargo, part of convoy OB 228 comprising 47 ships. The Master, Capt Leon Otto Everett, and crew of 38 were rescued by HM trawler Sphene (Skipper WJJ Tucker) and landed at Belfast.

Source: The Ships List/ British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship Losses to Axis Submarines.

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Old 22nd July 2006, 10:32
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Wink Buster Crabb

Many thanks for the info on SS Bonheur. I am tracing Crabb's early and late career and know that he worked on the HMS Trculent and HMS Affray disasters as a diver.
Did anyone out there work with him on either of these projects, or train with him during WW2. And what was it like to work on an old tramp steamer like SS Bonheur?
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Old 26th July 2006, 21:54
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Has anyone any idea of what regular cargo SS Bonheur may have carried to and from New York to Beunos Aires in the 1930s?
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