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Subject: Re: [Mar] DUCHESS OF BEDFORD
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005 11:24:23 EST


The difference is actually between the action and the claim - the Duchess of
Bedford may have been in action with a sub. and the Master given a 'gong',
but no U-Boat was actually sunk. It was not unusual in both world wars for
ships to claim a sinking which post-war was found to be optimistic


David


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