Re: Edwin C. Schmidt 1943
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From: "Ted Finch"
Subject: Re: [TSL] T.S.S. Cardena
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 14:31:57 +0100
There is a small photo at http://www.canadacovers.ca/Covers/SHIP1.htmlhttp://www.canadacovers.ca/Covers/SHIP1.html
Built in 1923 by Napier & Miller, Glasgow (Yard No.237) for the Union SS Co
of British Columbia Ltd, Vancouver, she was 1,559 gross ton coastal passenger ship, length 226.8ft x beam 37.1ft, twin screw, speed 11 knots. In 1960 she was sold to Sannie Transportation Co, Vancouver and in 1961 was dismantled by Capitol Iron & Metals Co at Victoria B.C. The hull was sold to MacMillan & Bloedel Ltd and used as part of a breakwater at Kelsey Bay, Vancouver Island where it still lays.
Was your dad a passenger or a crew member till 1943? U.S., Canadian or British citizen? If he was crew the records and logs with more details of crew should be available in an archive or mariner's library.
As for info you are looking for...personal, genealogy or WWII experiences,duties and fellow crew mates?