Bari dec 1943 - Ships Nostalgia
22:54

Welcome
Welcome!Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, the world's greatest online community for people worldwide with an interest in ships and shipping. Whether you are crew, ex-crew, ship enthusiasts or cruisers, this is the forum for you. And what's more, it's completely FREE.

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.
Log in
User Name Password

Bari dec 1943

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 30th September 2013, 16:11
jg2805 jg2805 is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1
Bari dec 1943

Hi i am new to this forum, i would like to here from anyone that has information about Bari mustard gas event, My farther was one of the survivors with the mustard gas burns, He served on the Norwegian ship Bollsta as a stocker, any info would be good know,. jg2805
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30th September 2013, 18:03
Gulpers's Avatar
Gulpers Gulpers is offline   SN Supporter
ex-Denholm Moderator
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Navigation
Active: 1972 - 1981
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
My location
Posts: 11,591
Smile Welcome

jg2805,

On behalf of the SN Moderators, a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey.
You will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and hopefully someone will be able to help with your query in the meantime have a good look around.
__________________
Ray
. . . . A closed mouth gathers no feet!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30th September 2013, 19:17
Pompeyfan's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 26,444
Also on behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard jg2805.

Interesting to hear about your father's encounter with mustard gas. I know nothing about the Bari mustard gas event, but I was trained to deal with those affected by mustard gas and other chemical weapons. Luckily, I never had to put my training into practice.

Hopefully, someone will be able to help with information about the Bari mustard gass event. Good luck
__________________
David
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30th September 2013, 21:18
Hugh Ferguson's Avatar
Hugh Ferguson Hugh Ferguson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
My location
Posts: 5,535
This page was scanned from John Slader's, Fourth Service.

Google, Bari Harbour Disaster
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Bolsta.jpg (242.7 KB, 42 views)

Last edited by Hugh Ferguson; 30th September 2013 at 21:30..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30th September 2013, 21:33
billyboy's Avatar
billyboy billyboy is offline  
Bilge Rat
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1957 - 1963
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
My location
Posts: 36,005
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer
__________________
"Imagination is more important than knowledge". A. Einstein.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 1st October 2013, 07:07
gdynia's Avatar
gdynia gdynia is offline   SN Supporter
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Deck
Active: 1970 - 2010
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
My location
Posts: 12,975
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage
__________________
If theres a way theres a will
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 1st October 2013, 11:07
R58484956's Avatar
Super Moderator
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Engineering
Active: 1952 - 1965
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 14,864
Greetings jg2805 and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 1st October 2013, 12:28
Hugh Ferguson's Avatar
Hugh Ferguson Hugh Ferguson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
My location
Posts: 5,535
Exactly one year after the Bari disaster we stopped off that port to receive orders and, just to show how little news filtered around in those days, I feel sure we knew nothing of it!
We had just been in Ancona discharging a full cargo of the usual wartime "nasties", including some Christmas goodies for the poor bloody infantry. All the discharge was done by British military personnel and they cleared the ship in about four days; a remarkable performance in a port that was in ruins after having been taken by the Canadians, retaken by the Germans, and retaken again by Allied forces.
Whilst we were there the Navy brought iin a German hospital ship for inspection. She lay on the other side of the jetty we were at and it was strange to be moored next to a ship flying a Swastika flag.
I thought that it would be nice if we could send over a diplomatic mission to try and get our differences settled in a differeny way other than forever chucking high explosives at each other, but I don't think the Navy armed guards would have allowed us on board!
They let her go after a day and we were soon on our way back to St. John N.B. for another load of "nasties": this time for Burma but we didn't know that at the time.

I remember we left Ancona, bung light, rolling like a pig. That was the first time we had proceeded lone ship showing dimmed side lights. During my watch the heavy rolling caused the port side light to fly open, making a hell of a noise and flooding the bridge in a red glare-thought we'd been torpedoed.
We made our laborious way to Casablanca in foul weather to load phosphate ballast for a December crossing back to St. John N.B..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 3rd October 2013, 08:55
Hugh Ferguson's Avatar
Hugh Ferguson Hugh Ferguson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
My location
Posts: 5,535
Yet another of those instances, when one goes to some trouble to supply information requested, and receives no acknowlegement.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 3rd October 2013, 09:48
Varley's Avatar
Varley Varley is offline   SN Supporter
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Active: 1971 - 2011
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 9,305
Pearls indeed, Hugh, but the thanklessness was well known in Shakespeare's time (not that I am suggesting you go back that far).

Blow, Blow thou winter wind.............
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 3rd October 2013, 10:09
Hugh Ferguson's Avatar
Hugh Ferguson Hugh Ferguson is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
My location
Posts: 5,535
Thanks, Varley, glad somebody noticed!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 23rd March 2016, 20:22
beedeesea beedeesea is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
My location
Posts: 685
I missed this obituary of an ex-R/O first time round. Quite an interesting read:

http://profjohncrown.com/2013/07/31/...-derry-clarke/

Brian
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 28th March 2016, 08:37
john hardy john hardy is offline  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 98
hugh ferguson, I note that the page you posted mentioned operation husky. would it be too much to ask if there is any in depth information regarding the bombing of the ss fishpool in Syracuse during husky? the reason I ask is that my uncle was killed in the bombing. I also have never been able to find a photo of that very unlucky ship. thanks in advance, john hardy.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 28th March 2016, 12:56
IAN M's Avatar
IAN M IAN M is offline
Senior Member
Organisation: Merchant Navy
Department: Radio Officer
Active: 1943 - 1951
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 655
Extracted from SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

FISHPOOL.(Captain Cole). In Syracuse, Sicily, loaded with ammunition and drums of petrol brought from Alexandria, when German planes attacked the port on 26 August, 1943. Struck amidships and abandoned, and blew up after receiving two more direct hits. Twenty-eight died and 18 survived.
__________________
IAN M MALCOLM
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S.S. Marcella - sunk 1943 Gulpers Ship Research 40 8th October 2017 09:14
HMS Atherstone 1943-45 Motoguzziman Say Hello 8 27th October 2015 19:28
Anniversary of the Bari Raid Ted Else Royal Navy 4 9th April 2011 00:33
Shell N 51 1943 joemacmillan Ship Research 12 2nd January 2009 09:09
Bari Raid - Info required Ted Else Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 9 18th December 2008 10:24



Support SN


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.