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    HI I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO HAS PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS OR ANY INFO ABOUT THE
    MERCHANT NAVAL VESSEL SS MOPAN THAT WAS SUNK
    IN NOVEMBER 1940 AND ALL CREW TAKEN PRISONER.
    A FEW DETAILS I HAVE ARE THE PRISON SHIP WAS CALLED ALTMARK AND THE PRISONERS WERE TAKEN TO ST NAZAIRE IN FRANCE WERE THEY WERE PUT ON CATTLE
    TRUCKS TO BE TAKEN TO CAMPS IN GERMANY.I ALSO KNOW THAT A FEW MEN ESCAPED FROM THE TRUCKS BUT THATS ALL I HAVE ANY OTHER INFO WOULD BE
    GREATLY APPRIECIATED.


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    One of the best sites for information about Merchant Navy history is the Mercantile Marine site. There is a chap who is aknowledged to be the best amateur historian ,his name is Billy Mcgee,or it could be Mcghee,try googling hom ,you will get answers to any questions on matters mercantile,
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    There is a small mention here:
    Remembering History by day WW2 - Page 14 - World War 2 Talk

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    BRIAN DALEY AND MARTIN THANKS FOR THE INFO GREATLEY APPRIECIATED

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazsam View Post
    HI I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO HAS PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS OR ANY INFO ABOUT THE
    MERCHANT NAVAL VESSEL SS MOPAN THAT WAS SUNK
    IN NOVEMBER 1940 AND ALL CREW TAKEN PRISONER.
    A FEW DETAILS I HAVE ARE THE PRISON SHIP WAS CALLED ALTMARK AND THE PRISONERS WERE TAKEN TO ST NAZAIRE IN FRANCE WERE THEY WERE PUT ON CATTLE
    TRUCKS TO BE TAKEN TO CAMPS IN GERMANY.I ALSO KNOW THAT A FEW MEN ESCAPED FROM THE TRUCKS BUT THATS ALL I HAVE ANY OTHER INFO WOULD BE
    GREATLY APPRIECIATED.
    The Mopans crew were Transported by 2 German supply ships after leaving the Scheer. On route to Germany at least one of the Mopans crew ecaped through the floor of the cattle truck transporting them and got back to england via Spain with the help of the resistance.
    On his return to Liverpool he came to our house to let my mother know my father was ok and alive. This was the first the family new of his survival since recieving the telegram 6 months before which read" Your husbands ship is overdue, presumed lost . My father was the Chef of the Mopan

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    Just found this it may be of some help. Re- Mopan as the crew were in a Milag Nord -merchant navy prisoner of war camp



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    Your best bet would be to contact Gabe Thomas, Author of Milag: Captives of the Kriegsmarine. (ISBN 09525498 08) out of print. He will be able to list the full crew who were captured as well as details of how they arrived at Milag.

    Email: gabe@milag.org

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