Your ship is sinking. When will you know?

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The Captain knows the ship is sinking.
At best he knew before leaving port that it probably would sink, based upon intelligence and clarity of that intelligence.
At worse, He had been foreworned-play on the word forewarned.
The discovery of an English submarine stalking the ship – true event, 1945, is agonizing to the Captain but not a surprise.
Maybe the German Captain prayed, maybe he stuck his chin out proudly and waited for what was coming…the end of his mortal life and 15,000. Yes, 15 thousand men women and children.

When did you know a torpedo struck your ship far from shores and in icy waters?
Did you need to be told the English did it?
Did you get some warning, anything before or- God Help us all- as you boarded the vessel?
Yes! Considering the Times: WWII, your gut told you that fate would be dark and…

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6 thoughts on “Your ship is sinking. When will you know?

      1. Michael, the link I sent is the story of Michael “Maccabee” Bradshine’s bizarre encounter in Viet Nam with Colonel Leo Guelf “Socrates” and his enigmatic co pilot, John Ray, who are missing in action ( MIA) and makes what seems to be an impossible landing in Bamboo. However, two Vietnam helicopter pilots are actually on record for accomplishing this very breath taking feat. Maccabee and his buddy Sgt. Ralf Finnegan, are an instant away from death when the radio pack Maccabee carries, crackles to life. 🙂


  1. In this link you may read how Michael got cannon-balled from the corvette and into the waiting arms of his ‘guardian Angel’ Ghost Captain John Ray Williams.

    I am taking the long way around ‘Maccabee’s journey to Mars, it would seem, but that journey is in the next room.:)


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