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Picture of British Liberty 'Ocean Courage'

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Old 26th July 2012, 21:47
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Picture of British Liberty 'Ocean Courage'

I have a picture of the Ocean Courage. It is not a real good picture....but I'll put it this way....It'll do for a start.

I do not have any data on this vessel, I normally try, but not always achieve, to keep my research and writings to U.S. Vessels, so if anyone has the data on this vessel, and would like to have this pic so as you can post it...or just have it for your collection....I'll certainly be glad to send it to you. Just send me an e-mail and where you wish it sent.


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Old 27th July 2012, 14:38
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Mr. Bill Ross offered the following on the 'Ocean Courage'

Delivery date June 1942
Builders Todd_Bath Iron S.B. Corp Portland Maine
Managers Hain S.S.London
Fate 15 January 1943 in the Atlantic south of Cape Verde Islands at position 10 deg 52min N 23deg 28minW whilst sailing independantly on a voyage from Pepel to U.K. via Freetown and Trinadad with a cargo of 9000 tons of iron ore and mail was sunk by a torpedo from U-182 commanded by Nicolai Clausen. The master Captain Thomas Harold Kemp , crew 41, 2 gunners and 2 stowaways were lost. Six crew and 1 gunner were rescued by British ship Silver Walnut and landed i Norfolk Virginia.

Thanks Bill...much appreciated
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Old 27th July 2012, 15:08
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re Ocean Courage

hi Bud,my interest is collecting photos of WW2 Merchant Ships, have 36 different Ocean Class, but many more of same ships under later names, collect the Canadian Built Forts and Parks also, was collecting Liberties, but 2700+ built makes it a huge undertaking. my Father served on Ocean Faith on a Russian Convoy. best wishes STORES, tony wilding.
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Old 27th July 2012, 15:21
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Tony.....I have 'two' passions, of which I work at .....one is "writing ship histories" on U.S. Merchant ships..[this includes Liberty, Victory....and anything in-between]. I post these "so called writings/documents" so as 'anyone' can download, or I'll send then....all free...and 'yes' as you I'll never complete this endeavor of mine....but I sure learn a lot and able to help others to some extent. My second passion is 'writing articles of nautical and Maritime interest' about all kinds of subject matter. I am only a "hobby writer"....I just do the research and writing for the 'enjoyment of it' and to learn about nautical history. So we have some to the same interest....if I can ever help in any manner....please do not hesitate to give me a yell. I by far don't know it all but what little I do know I will surely share....with anyone. If I have pics....which I do have a good deal of myself....I'll gladly share as well....but my main interest is the 'history' of the vessel...and a picture is always nice to place 'in' the composed document.

Thanks Tony for your comment....always good to hear from others.
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Old 27th July 2012, 15:31
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the british liberty

Hi Bud, i find all your post,s very interesting, some great true stories, i have over 1000 photos now of WW1 and WW2 Wartime Merchant Ships, allways willing to help if i can.Tony.
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Old 27th July 2012, 20:56
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The Ocean Courage was not a Liberty ship, Bud.
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Old 27th July 2012, 21:10
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It was a British Liberty.........Oh my gosh, sorry I missed a word!!!
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Old 27th July 2012, 22:02
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Hi Tony,
A long shot....do you have a photo of Empire Shepherd or Sampep?
Both WW2 built - I sailed in them.
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Old 27th July 2012, 22:39
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Picture of Sampep

The SS Victor F. Lawson was built at the Cal shipyard....as soon as she was built...she became "Sampep"...and was immediately sent to the British lend lease program.

I have a pic of "just" the bow as she was being built at the cal shipyard

Not much...but Stan if you or anyone else wants a copy sent to them...just let me know.

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Old 27th July 2012, 23:51
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Many thanks for great photo received Bud...
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Old 28th July 2012, 03:27
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Hi Stan, unfortunatelyi do not have either. Tony.
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Old 28th July 2012, 03:51
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Ocean Vengeance

Here is a photoghraph of Ocean Vengeance when it was S.S. Ingleby in Ropner colours
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Old 27th May 2015, 12:06
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SS Ocean Vengeance June 1944

My father embarked from England for Normandy June 19th 1944. The Official War Diaries for his Unit, 130 Field Ambulance RAMC (attached to 43rd Wessex) states that they embarked from Royal Albert Dock and were caught by the storms which seriously damaged the Mulberry Harbours eventually going ashore on 25th June. I attach the pages of the War Diary which describe this.
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Old 27th May 2015, 16:04
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Firby in war time attire

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Built Todd Bath Iron works Portland in 1942
Scrapped 1966

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Old 27th May 2015, 16:19
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Interesting reading Kevin, have you followed the route your Father took after he landed in France? The Museums in that area are very impressive, that, along with the sadness of the number of men buried in that area of France are very thought provoking.
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Old 28th May 2015, 15:18
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I have not visited Normandy since I started looking into Dad's war service. Visited Arnhem about 6 years ago as I have an uncle in CWGC nera there and also Dad was part of RAMC forward post waiting for Airborne to escape over the river. I have plotted the full route from Courseilles all the way to Bremerhaven and hope to follow it in the near future. Anyone can access my information store and the route at http://tinyurl.com/130-Field-Ambulance
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Old 28th May 2015, 20:01
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Thanks Kevin and I hope you make the trip following in your Fathers footsteps.
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