Showing posts with label Marine Robin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marine Robin. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Marine Robin 19 - 20 : The End

I can't imagine how long it would have taken to line all these folks along the side of the ship. Seven to eight rows deeps, and running the length of the entire ship. It would certainly seem that most of the folks wanted to get their picture taken. Something about that... having your picture taken. Especially after returning home, to remember the voyage.

No names, only faces are shown. Lines and lines of faces that have seen life in a setting unknown to most of us.

Here we are. The last two pictures of a long series of photographs that records the faces of these folks in 1946.

The end for some...perhaps the beginning for others.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Marine Robin 16 - 18 : Standing on The Lifeboat

Lots of folks, and lots of pictures. Not sure how you would be able to pick yourself out of the crowd. Seems like you would have to remember some kind of land mark or structure, and place yourself at the front, middle, or end of the ship.

How about a lifeboat? Can you imagine thinking, I will know where I am in this picture because I am standing on a lifeboat.
At least four guys seem to be standing on the lifeboat in picture 17. I wonder how they got up there? At least they would know where to look among all these pictures.

Wow, standing on a lifeboat. Perhaps, the whole ship was the lifeboat.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Marine Robin 13 - 15 ; On Down the Line

Rows and rows of folks... it keeps going. Most have the standard military hat showing. A few have sun glasses.

Some are squatting , some are hanging on to any thing that will support them. What a crew it is.

All line up in rows...on down the line.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Marine Robin 10 - 12 : All Lined Up

Following orders must have been part of the game plan. Just imagine what it would have taken to get all the hundreds and hundreds of folks all lined up in a row. In some places it appears to be six to seven rows deep. "Stem to Stern" or what ever the right term is suppose to be.

Cooperation would have been paramount! Just imagine if a few of the folks said, "Man...not me... I'm not going to the side and stand there!"

What would our world be like today if these folks had not worked together to bring to close the issues of the day... all together.... all on this ship... all lined up.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Marine Robin 7 - 9 : Women among 'um

Moving on down the ship at a closer range, one can see the folks lined up along the railings. Lots and lots of them are seen. Anyone know how many?

The "bridge" [control center] is packed top to bottom and you would wonder how anyone had control of the ship. It was certainly exciting times for all those aboard.

The number of life boats seem to be few and far between.

I guess after all these folks have been through, life boats were not top priority.

Frame 9 shows at least 12 women present on this day. Can you imagine what this must have been like for these women among all these men?

Does anyone know the story associated with these women among all these men? Please post.

Who would have thought, these women "among 'um".

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Marine Robin 4 - 6 : A Boat Load

It would certainly be difficult to estimate the number of individuals traveling on the Marine Robin. The whole number seems to be lined up along the railings and ship sides. I guess they all wanted to see the skyline of New York City on that docking day.

Starting at the front (bow), the men [and some women yet to be seen!] must have been told to come on deck for the series of pictures.

Numbers 4 - 6 are shown, and I guess they are taken at various distances from the dock.

Anyone have additional information and stories regarding this ship please post in the comment section. Hundreds and hundreds of men and some women, certainly a boat load.

A boat load indeed!

Pictures 4 - 6 out of 20 total, taken 1946.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Marine Robin 1 - 3 : Finally Home

A reader of this blog has asked for help with information regarding the "Marine Robin". He tells me that his grandfather returned on this ship in 1945 from Germany. This reader has wanted to build a ship model in honor of his grandfather. He asked for any information regarding the plans, color, dates, etc...etc. on the Marine Robin. My Dad also returned from Germany on this ship, and I am sure that there are other "relatives" of this adventure that would also share an interest.

I have copies [1-20] of the pictures taken of this ship in 1946. As the troop ships would arrive in harbor, a photographer would take a series of pictures of the docking with hopes of each returnee buying the copies. My Dad was one. They are numbered 1 - 20 and I will try and copy the pictures in sequence as they are numbered.

Anyone with information regarding this ship please post or give the information you have regarding your ancestor. My reader tells me that he has not found a blueprint of the ship or any record of this ship. Does anyone know if such a blueprint exists? My Dad states that it was called a "Liberty" ship.

My Dad tells me that he remembers seeing a "lot of rust everywhere", and does not recall a specific color pattern. His "bunk" was in the back [stern] of the ship, and he remembers hearing the sound of the propellers going at all times. The beds were metal bunk beds stacked floor to ceiling. He volunteered for K.P. [kitchen police] so that he could eat at all time in order to keep the "sea sickness" under control. I asked what they did for the bath room, but he does not remember. I can't imagine all these folks not going to the "head"! He does remember seeing folks "throw-up" in their beef stew which was served frequently.

The next several post will give the pictures in order of the docking that day in 1946. Dad says, that the most impressive thing was seeing the Statue of Liberty and feeling that he was finally home.