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Skip Lewis @ 08-21-17 20:38
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Jeff Kozel @ 04-25-17 14:22
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Jeff Kozel @ 04-23-17 18:14
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 SS Steel Surveyor from India to Savannah in 1948
Posted by Jeff Kozel - 08-17-17 16:59 - 2 comments
I received an email that said...

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Hello,

I was browsing on http://www.isthmianlines.com/ships/sm_steel_surveyor.htm and I was wondering if you be interested to read about a voyage the Steel Surveyor took fro ...read more
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 Wanted to say thanks......
Posted by Jeremy S - 04-25-17 01:49 - 1 comments
Today my good friend Robert "Bill" Adams has passed away at the age of 91. Bill was a Merchant Marine during WWII and later spent several years working for Isthmian Lines and sailing on board the USS Steel Worker.

Bill spent many years wondering what happened to the Steel Worker and his old company. Thanks to your site I was able to give him much history about the company and his ship. He practically wore out the papers that I printed from your webpage from reading them so ...read more
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 SS West Hardaway, Torpedoed 6/15/42
Posted by Jeff Kozel - 04-23-17 18:14 - 0 comments
I got an email from Matthew Bessell regarding The Library of Congress and its Verterans History Project. He has recorded about 1 hour 15 minutes of an interview with his father, Wesley S. "Bob" Bessell, concerning his experiences in the Merchant Marine. Bob enlisted in 1941, began in 1942 as an AB and finished at the end of the war as a Lieutenant Commander. A large part of the video has to do with him being aboard the S S West Hardway when it was torpedoed in 1942. The ...read more
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 Badger State
Posted by writeramy - 03-18-17 01:28 - 1 comments
Hello,

I'm doing some writing about the Badger State - a merchant marine ship bound for Vietnam in 1969 that encountered a harrowing storm. Looking for anyone who either sailed on this ship or knows someone who did.

Thank you!
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