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Re: Royal Yugoslav Navy Submarines
Date: May 25, 2011 01:17PM

Hello, My name is Peter Emil Uzelac.

My father Stogan Uzelac was born at Benkovac, Croatia and served as a marine on the British built submarine named the "Nebojsa" during 1941-1944. He told me stories about him being a marine on a British built submarine during the war. He told me about the escape to Alexandria, Egypt, and how he was re deployed to South Africa for 6 years without any wages and no socks to wear on his feet. He said the worst part of his life ever was the 6 years that he spent in South Africa as a foot soldier. He complained that he was a Marine and did't like fighting on the ground when he signed up as a marine in the Royal Yugoslav Navy.

My father added that having no women for six years in South Africa was the worst time in his life.

After the war my father went to Naples and on 2 May 1949 boarded a immigrant ship called SS Skaugum. He was passenger number 1496. (Ref': [immigrantship.net]).

The SS Skaugam arrived at Port Melbourne on 31 May 1949. My father then went to Sydney for a while then returned to Melbourne. He then went to a NSW town called Bonegilla and worked on the railway under a compulsory two year contract under the Federal government of Australia. My father said that he had to work at the railway camp for two years as a means of paying for his ship fares from Naples to Melbourne, Australia. It was when Stojan was at this camp he met my mother Katerina Cebak nee Budz, a Ukraine woman that was married with two children. Her husband had died and she married Stojan and they eventually settled in North Geelong, Victoria. Here Stojan had built his own two homes and he had worked most of his working life as a carpenter on construction sites throughout Victoria.

Katerina died in 15 September 2005 and Stojan died in March 2006. They were aged 85 and 86 respectively.

We ended up with 9 children in the family and at the time of this writing, Anna the eldest daughter had died of cancer aged 67 and James a twin to Glender died in 1995 of a drug overdose aged 33.

I had got on the internet in 2007 and the stories that my father told me years before I looked up the internet match those described in www.wikipedia.com under the Royal Yugoslav Navy section. I was amazed to see his life unfold before my very eye's. If you like more info contact me via email: www.peteruzelac@bigpond.com.

Yours Sincerely

Peter Emil Uzelac
Born: 10 June 1955
Age: 55
Born at Geelong Hospital's ward: Kardinia House.

Also see me on www.facebook.com

Living at: North Geelong.

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