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    Hello again, Thanks to all who provided great info on the Thorpebay. I wonder if anyone can provide information or direct me to where to find the name of the captain of the SS Thorpebay During the months August and September of 1937 when the ship was evacuating refugees from Santander and Gijon. Also, would there be newspaper accounts of the incidents? Finally, my dad, Francisco Zubieta, served as a volunteer first mate for the evacuations. Are there any accounts about him?

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    The ship's crew agreement and log for the period you are interested in is available in the UK National Archives here: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C6000186 This will have the master's name as well as your father's, and there is likely to be an account of what took place during the evacuations. I had a look through the British Newspaper Archive and though there is mention of the ship I could find nothing relating to any incidents.

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    The following link also seems to hav Crew list for the Ship, at that time so would include the Capt. name of course. By just my own experience getting info of my own Ships from this Source have found some really valuable information besides the Crew Lists, as it at times includes the Logs as well.
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    Crew List Index Search Results (mun.ca)


    Of Interest perhaps , however you may already have all ths ?

    RFA Thorpebay (historicalrfa.org)


    British Government Maritime Evacuations in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 - Peter Anderson, 2019 (sagepub.com)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Zubieta View Post
    Hello again, Thanks to all who provided great info on the Thorpebay. I wonder if anyone can provide information or direct me to where to find the name of the captain of the SS Thorpebay During the months August and September of 1937 when the ship was evacuating refugees from Santander and Gijon. Also, would there be newspaper accounts of the incidents? Finally, my dad, Francisco Zubieta, served as a volunteer first mate for the evacuations. Are there any accounts about him?
    If Doc Vernon can add the link, There is an mention of the evacuation by RFA Thorpebay and a pretty good history of Her colouful career having been launched in 1917 as the War Comet and is described as an oil hulk?? there is an account of Her being bombed in 1938 from the Shields Daily News when the Master was Captain O'Neil.She was eventually scuttled in the North Atlantic with a cargo of poison gas shells in 1947. The site is Historical RFA over to you doc. J.W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john walker View Post
    If Doc Vernon can add the link, There is an mention of the evacuation by RFA Thorpebay and a pretty good history of Her colouful career having been launched in 1917 as the War Comet and is described as an oil hulk?? there is an account of Her being bombed in 1938 from the Shields Daily News when the Master was Captain O'Neil.She was eventually scuttled in the North Atlantic with a cargo of poison gas shells in 1947. The site is Historical RFA over to you doc. J.W.
    Hi John W

    I have posted the Links i have on my last Post
    That is all i have thus far!
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    RFA Thorpebay (historicalrfa.org)
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