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Re: Richard Olney
Posted by: Ken Dunn ()
Date: September 26, 2002 10:49AM

<HTML>Hi Steve,

According to Moore the SS Richard Olney was torpedoed by an “unknown submarine”. A torpedo struck on the starboard side and exploded in the engine room. The explosion blew a hole in the starboard side 36 feet in diameter and a smaller hole in the port side. She was towed to Bizerte by a British tug and declared a total loss. She was not abandoned at any time.

According to Browning she struck a mine. No mention is made of where the mine may have come from.

Sources: Moore, Captain Arthur R. A Careless Word… a Needless Sinking. Kings Point, NY: The American Merchant Marine Museum at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point NY, 1988. Copyright: Captain Arthur R. Moore, 1983.

Browning, Robert M. Jr. U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-087-8. Copyright: Robert M. Browning Jr., 1996.

Regards,

Ken Dunn</HTML>

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