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Mac Gregory
26 February 2014

This site is dedicated to all "Who went down to the sea in ships" in World War 2, in whatever capacity they may have served the cause of freedom, but especially to the Eighty Four Officers and Men who died in H.M.A.S. Canberra at the Battle of Savo Island, on the 9th of August, 1942. 

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Here are my latest 12 articles.  See the article listletters archive, or site map to see all of them or to get your bearings. Links to the main features are in the right hand column. If you can't find what you are looking for, try this search page. There is also a search link on each page. 

A Tale of Two Stories, Correcting the injustice done to Eric Geddes, R. A. A. F.

The following article concerns two stories, one is true and one is false. The true story is told by Eric Geddes, Royal Australian Air Force and the accuracy is confirmed by Captain Emile I. Bonnot, United States Navy.The false story is told by Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison, United States Navy. Read the article.

Krait story updated in January 2014

Now in January of 2014, this 21 metre, 60 tonne vessel is to be lifted from the water and preserved as a permanent display at the National Maritime Museum at Sydney's Darling Harbour. Read the article.

SS Pfalz target of First Angry Shot OF WW1 Fired by a 6-inch Gun Battery at Point Nepean

Click to read articleI believe that the 6 inch battery at Point Nepean had just been informed by telephone that we were at war with Germany the ship was to be stopped or sunk. it had fired a 100 pound 6 inch shell across Pfalz's bows to land some 50 yards to starboard ... Read the article.

How High Can Birds Fly?

Click to read articleI was sitting in my chair the other morning gazing out of our third floor apartment window, as a flock of seagulls sped by. In my mind they triggered the question, /just how high can birds fly? Read the article.

The Enigma of Sir Anthony Eden

But like Churchill he was careful not to publicly decry Chamberlain and his government, both men were hoping to to be invited to rejoin the government benches, but it was not to be. Read the article.

Tragedy and mayhem at Washington Navy Yard Monday September 16, 2013

The Washington Navy Yard is the oldest US Navy's shore establishment established on October 2 back in 1799. Read the article.

A Mac for a Mac

Click to read the articleWith a christian name of Mackenzie always shortened to Mac it was entirely appropriate that I should purchase a Mac Computer. Read the article.

The U-Boats versus Convoy SC121

On March 6, 1943, 59 ships formed up as SC121 and sailed out of Sydney, Breton Island in Canada, bound for Liverpool UK...Too few escorts caused SC121 to lose fourteen ships with one more damaged. Read the article.

Uranium for Japan via German U-Boats

As Germany was close to defeat, she wanted to assist her Ally Japan by sending shipments of uranium via three U-Boats. There is very little published or known about this subject. Read the article.

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A site Bismarck and the effort to present crew members in portraits and biographical sketches

A new site about the Bismarck and the effort to present crew members in
portraits and biographical sketches in German and English

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* 26 February 2014 - A Tale of Two Stories, Correcting the injustice done to Eric Geddes, R. A. A. F.:

* 24 February 2014 - Correcting the injustice done to Eric Geddes, R. A. A. F. Sole survivor fights to clear WWII shadow:

* 09 February 2014 - Sunday 9th February 2014 Today I celebrate my 92nd Birthday:

* 17 January 2014 - Krait story updated in January 2014:

* 17 December 2013 - SS Pfalz target of First Angry Shot OF WW1 Fired by a 6-inch Gun Battery at Point Nepean:

* 14 November 2013 - A Mac for a Mac:

* 03 November 2013 - How High Can Birds Fly?:

* 03 November 2013 - Letters: re: SMS Emden crew list especially wireless operators?

* 03 November 2013 - Letters: SMS Emden crew list especially wireless operators?

* 16 October 2013 - The Enigma of Sir Anthony Eden:

* 14 October 2013 - Letters: HMAS Ballarat

* 14 October 2013 - Letters: My late father, then a Lieutenant RNR, commanded Northern Spray in 1943

* 27 September 2013 - Tragedy and mayhem at Washington Navy Yard Monday September 16, 2013:

* 27 September 2013 - Letters: Hi from the USA

* 27 September 2013 - Letters: HMAS SWAN ll


 

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