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SS Orbita - deserting crew member

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Re: SS Orbita - deserting crew member

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 11:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sadly not. I have just re examined the crew lists and it looks like they missed serving together by one voyage. According to the records your grandfather signed on to the Oribita on 3rd August 1923, arrived in New York on the 13th August and was on the Deserting Crew List on 18th August, which was probably the date the ship left to return to Southampton/Hamburg. Your grandfather only did one voyage, one way.

My Great Uncle signed on for his first voyage on 7th September in Southampton! That must have been after the ship returned home from your Grandfathers trip (and desertion) in late August! Silas then did another voyage in October and a final one docking in New York on the 1st December 1923. He is on the Deserting Crew list on 5th December.

A small world and a shame they wouldn't have met. I have often looked at the other names on the Deserting list in December and wondered if he went with them!!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DanielleStCla... 17 Sep 2009 2:50PM GMT 
ELLinSpain 6 Nov 2009 10:42PM GMT 
anneradband 20 Dec 2012 6:55PM GMT 
infosending1 21 Dec 2012 8:29AM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 1:56PM GMT 
DanielleStCla... 21 Dec 2012 10:16AM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 4:00PM GMT 
DanielleStCla... 21 Dec 2012 6:42PM GMT 
anneradband 21 Dec 2012 10:11PM GMT 
infosending1 21 Dec 2012 9:27AM GMT 
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