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Post by Vegaskip » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:35 pm

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Blockade Runner, she and her sisters ran between the Humber and Sweden, bringing cargos of Ball Bearings during WW2. They were manned and run by the Merchant Navy and Fishermen from the Humber area.
Jim
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Re: Gay Viking

Post by alasdairmac » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:32 am

Many thanks for this Jim. I had read that there was some sort of clandestine route for ball bearings from Sweden but I'd never heard of this before and so very interesting.

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Re: Gay Viking

Post by Vegaskip » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:36 pm

This is an interesting and informative site which deals with the vessels and operations
http://www.paxmanhistory.org.uk/blockade.htm
Jim

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