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From: "John Stevenson" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 16:13:03 -0000
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Good afternoon Barry,
Story is absolutely true !
Incident took place in 1942 when the vessel was on passage UK/ Boston.
The master ,Captain Busk-Wood, was awarded an O.B.E. for his part
There are "101" sites on the Net which give the details.
Go to "Google" and type in the name of the ship .


John D. Stevenson,
Clear blue skies, flat calm, 17C

> A friend of mine was evacuated to Canada aboard the DUCHESS OF
> BEDFORD in 1940. (See also my posting "US built escort carrier,
> 1944".)
> He has a book, written and published during the War, in which is
> narrated an encounter between this ship and a U-boat, during which
> the latter was sunk by gunfire from the liner.
> I told him I didn't believe it, as I'd never heard of it, and such an
> incident would have been widely reported and frequently referred to in
> histories, like the epic encounter between the US Liberty ship STEPHEN
> HOPKINS and the German surface raider STEIR.
> Was I just showing my ignorance? Did it actually happen?
> Barry Johnson
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