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SS President Grant-Circa 1942

January 25 2012 at 3:45 AM
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I do not know if the P-10 is related to APL in some way. You are right the Ship class is 502 (length of ship). A veteran of the 214th CA (AA) aboard one of the Dutch transports included in the FP1 Convoy (Tabinta and Boschfontein) November 3-6, 1942 and referred to the PRESIDENT GRANT as the "Smoker." When the USS Lamson on Nov. 5 was searching for the convoy, they spotted smoke at a distance, which turned out to be the PRESIDENT GRANT and the convoy. I am surprised she lasted as long as she did.

One more question; does the "FP1" Convoy designation mean anything? It appears on the movement cards.

Nelson, what do you do? Are you a history professor, publisher, Author?

By the way my veteran retired COl. Adams of the 214th CA(AA) still holds that there were dummy INJ AA gun (of singapore origin) emplaced around the Guadalcanal airfield-(Fighter Strip I)in January 1943.


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