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A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

Of her crew, the Master was Captain Theo Pryse, Chief Officer: David Howlett, Second Officer: Peter de...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 2) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

Some of CRITON's French crew were pro-British, but most were very anti, including her captain. In...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 3) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

When the train arrived at Kindia we all dismounted and for a few francs bought some native rice cakes; we...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 4) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

Native Customs Officers stopped the lorries and the police in charge of our party had to show the necessary...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 5) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

A rather strange coincidence was that at the three camps of Conakry, Timbuctoo and Kan Kan the native...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 6) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

September 27th 1941 Left Mamu - covered 367 Kms and arrived at Kan Kan that night. September 28th 1941 Left...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 7) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

On March 11th 1941 my ship, MEMNON was torpedoed some 500 to 600 miles northwest of Dakar and the crew took...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 8) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

As we found out later, we headed close into the port of Conakry, French Guinea, before recognising our...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 9) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

The river Niger between Koulikoro and Kabara, the port for Timbuctoo, was infested with crocodiles and as...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 10) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

After we had been in Kan Kan a short time we received invoices from the Bathurst Red Cross for supplies of...

A Fateful Voyage: Convoy under Attack in the Atlantic (Part 11) - Tale of Unexploded Bombs and Heroism

The King was surprised when pinning the George Medal on Second Officer Bernard Peter de Neumann,...

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