For Bob R. - got this photo?

For Bob R. - got this photo?

Joined: September 14th, 2003, 9:51 pm

August 1st, 2006, 11:05 pm #1

Bob - saw this item on Ebay (postcard of LST 77 getting underway) - wondered if you had it? http://cgi.ebay.com/WW2-RPPC-LST-77-Lan ... dZViewItem

No need to hurry and bid on this one, it is only listed as a 'Buy it Now' item for 'only' $13.99 plus shipping.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 2nd, 2006, 1:29 am #2

I just bought it I have been looking for that I saw it on a britsh web site. I think it is a britsh post card as 77 was in the lend lease program.What I would like to know is if a story my grandfather told me is true that the britsh opened the bow door's underway and sank her accidently? He told me that in anger and that took alot for him to express any emotion.

Bob R.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 2nd, 2006, 1:40 am #3

in Britan who is quite an expert on LSTs and Landing Craft in the Royal Navy. Tony has extensive archives.. I'll email him and see if he knows anything about this, Bob. No promises, but if he has an opportunity to check it out, I know he will.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 2nd, 2006, 1:57 am #4

I talk to him last year and told him the story he never had any response

Bob R.
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August 2nd, 2006, 9:14 am #5



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August 2nd, 2006, 9:15 am #6



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August 2nd, 2006, 9:16 am #7



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August 2nd, 2006, 9:17 am #8



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August 2nd, 2006, 4:24 pm #9

in Britan who is quite an expert on LSTs and Landing Craft in the Royal Navy. Tony has extensive archives.. I'll email him and see if he knows anything about this, Bob. No promises, but if he has an opportunity to check it out, I know he will.
From Tony Chapman, Archivist/Historian of the LST and Landing Craft Association (Royal Navy)

"I do not have the 77 recorded as a war loss......SUNK.....joined the RN in December of 1944......took part in 'Dragoon' the landings on the French Riviera.......operated mainly in the Adriatic as part of the 11th Flotilla.....carrying troops, partisans and civilians....called in at Piraeus, Trieste, Patras, Prevezia, Ancona and Taranto....... Was Dry-Docked in Malta in October of 1945. Prepared for her return to the USA in Malta during February-March 1946.....returned to US Navy custody on May 12th 1946...."

This is what Tony has, Bob. Do you have a specific time frame that this even occurred?
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:56 pm

August 2nd, 2006, 5:11 pm #10

I can't tell you more than that I should have asked more question's.

Bob R.
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