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Re: Richard Olney
Posted by: Mac ()
Date: January 16, 2015 03:05AM

Ken Dunn Wrote:
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> 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

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