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Name:
Ana Eliza Bruaw
Email:
anabruaw@bol,com.br
Date:
Monday June 28, 2004 04:23:35 GMT
Comments:
Muito obrigada pelo convite para visitar este bonito site.
Fico muito feliz de saber da admiracao de muito de voces pelo meu pais, Brasil e a reciproca e verdadeira.
Name:
Kenneth R. Bradsell
Email:
kbradsell@rca.org
Date:
Sunday June 27, 2004 03:37:41 GMT
Comments:
Thank you for the memories of Moore-McCormack and, especially of the Argentina. She was a childhood home away from home every month when she arrived at Pier 32 in NY, and when she sailed three days later. My father supervised her construction on behalf of Moore-McCormack. I watched her be built and launched at Ingalls, and was on both Brasil and Argentina often from 1958 to 1962 when my dad served as staff captain and relief skipper for Commordore Simmons.
Name:
Russell S. Hudson
Email:
hudson@fast.net
Date:
Thursday June 24, 2004 20:51:08 GMT
Comments:
Worked for Mooremack from 1980 to April 1983, up until and slightly including the US Lines takeover. Was (the last "real" ie, not USL) District Manager for Boston, MA office during that time. Liaised with agent and handled sales for New England area, especially the Boston wool trade. Had worked previously for agent, Peabody & Lane, Inc., starting out typing Mooremack export manifests in 1970. Later was one of P&L's boarding agents and would frequently handle the ships at Pier #1, East Boston.

My father-in-law was Thomas A. O'Connell. Tom worked for Mooremack from 1940 up to his retirement in 1980. Tom was the previous District Manager for the Boston office, which at one time had a staff of 28. My job was the last surviving one from that office, on the corner of Broad and State Street, which closed in the 1970's...

Thanks for the memories!
Russ Hudson
Name:
Jim Gordon
Email:
jimbog1963@adelphia.net
Date:
Sunday June 20, 2004 19:48:15 GMT
Comments:
My father was transported on the Mormacwren to WW2 (Okinawa) as a young sailor in 1945. Any information would be great as to what became of the ship!

Thanks

Jim Gordon
Sherman Oaks, CA
Name:
Ray Reuling, 1206 Tugwell Dr. Catonsville Md. 21228
Email:
Netpotdel@aol.com
Date:
Thursday June 17, 2004 22:06:24 GMT
Comments:
Sailed on MORMACWREN from SAn FRancisco To New Caledonia In 1943 as a soldier in the army.Crossed international date line October 9 1943 .Still have my GREETINGS Shellback card.I was assigned to life raft crew.Most exciting time was when we approched New Caledonia and we were met by British whic circled us for a long time and and discharged "ash Cans. A sub was spoted but got away. What ever happened to the Mormacwren? Would like a picture.
Name:
Milton Hosek
Email:
j.hosek@worldnet.att.net
Date:
Sunday June 13, 2004 19:19:01 GMT
Comments:
I recently received some Moore-McCormack Lines envelopes dated from the year 1947. They contained no letters enclosed. They were sent from the S.S.MORMACHAWK by Second Engineer Beltz. I was wondering what type of cargo liner the ship was and what was its other destinations? I know of two from the envelopes, Sweden and then Argentina. Does anyone have information on the S.S.MORMACHAWK IN 1947?
Name:
BOBMUGU
Email:
BOBMUGUMAGA@aol.com
Date:
Friday June 11, 2004 11:03:22 GMT
Comments:
Thanks
Name:
Jeff Glaser
Email:
opsdire@hotmail.com
Date:
Friday June 11, 2004 08:20:00 GMT
Comments:
Thanks for all the research and work.
Name:
John Conway
Email:
jpconway@planetkc.com
Date:
Sunday June 06, 2004 23:54:09 GMT
Comments:
Hello - enjoyed the site. I have a crossing the equator document for a man who sailed aboard the Del Valle of the Delta Line in 1934! Of interest to anyone?
Name:
Wendy Mattmann McHale
Email:
wendymch@bellsouth.net
Date:
Wednesday June 02, 2004 00:01:26 GMT
Comments:
Hi - My sister, Barbara Mattmann Walkley, just informed me about this website. Our grandfather is/was Albert V. Moore, co-founder of Moore-McCormack Lines. I have just visited your website for the first time and have not yet had a chance to go through it all. I am thrilled that this website exists and am going to back to it right now. I look forward to corresponding with you. My mother was Barbara Moore and married Charles T. Mattmann. Did you know either of them? I am returning to review the site. I am in shock that it exists!
Name:
Elwin Linton
Email:
belinton@bbc.net
Date:
Saturday May 29, 2004 23:40:26 GMT
Comments:
My experience on the SS Uruguay goes back to 3 August, 1943 when I and about 5000 other military personnel boarded at Riverside, CA for destination unkown. After sailing in a zigzag pattern for 3 weeks, and without seeing land, we docked overnight at Hobart Tasmania for fuel and supplies Then on to Fremantle where we picked up armed escort for the final run to Bombay India. Even after 60 years, I can still remember the living conditions aboard ship. All portholes were sealed, and the ventilators were woefully inadequate. Bunks were stacked to the ceiling. Almost everyone smoked, which along with the B.O. made living conditions less than luxurious. I spent many nights on deck with my life vest for a pillow. That was quite an experience for a Nebraska farm boy who could hardly believe an ocean could be so big! At any rate, we made the trip safely, thanks to the Uruguay and her crew.
Name:
Steve Swanson-The LinersList
Email:
linerslist_master@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday May 29, 2004 15:43:17 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful site. Curious where the timeline went? I visited the 'Isle a number of times, first time shortly after layup, and a few times afterwards & then finally not long before she sailed to the breakers. I was always hoping she'd be saved.
Have you heard if she's completely gone yet? I received a sad photo not too long ago of her on the beach, with much of her stern gone.
Keep up the good work.
Name:
Maria Johnson
Email:
lilmomo51@sbcglobal.net
Date:
Thursday May 27, 2004 19:26:48 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful ship , classic, with WEC it was great to learn about all of the differant places,people, wildlife.
Name:
Annette Matherne
Email:
AVMatherne@yahoo.com
Date:
Tuesday May 25, 2004 13:54:18 GMT
Comments:
My family (husband and two children) sailed on the Enchanted Isle twice. My Mother had sailed on the Bermuda Star no less than a dozen times and even though she had sailed many other ships she always returned to the Bermuda Star. We loved every moment of our cruises. I agree with the other comments about the family atmosphere - even though the ship was not as modern or "glitzy" as others, the staff, food and service more than compensated. We have memories we will treasure forever.

This site is wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the stories and articles. It just makes me so sad to realize the Isle is gone forever.
Name:
Dawn Taylor
Email:
amongthebranches@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday May 22, 2004 01:48:39 GMT
Comments:
Hello!! Looking for info on my grandfather,Kenneth Dickerson.In 1958 he was a radioman on the Mormacsun.
Would love to get in touch with anyone who has any info on him. Thanx.
Name:
Jeff Deal
Email:
jadeal35vin@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday May 16, 2004 12:26:11 GMT
Comments:
I am 54 years old and I was on the SS Argentina in 1956 from New York to Argentina (we lived there for three years). We then sailed on the SS Brazil in 1959 and we lived in Sao Paulo for Three years .In 1962 we came back on the SS Brazil and Tony Curtis Boarded in Rio to make the trip back to New York .His Suite was next to ours and I have many pictures of him playing cards with my dad and Dancing with my mother. I will never forget one afternoon he got on the elevator with me and we talked about some of his movies and he asked me if I played ping pong so we played one game and I think he let me win . I was 12 years old. Great memories! Jeff Deal
Name:
Bill Richards
Email:
w.j.richards@att.net
Date:
Wednesday April 21, 2004 08:03:19 GMT
Comments:
A remarkable and unique website! During a five-year period, I served as a Deck Officer on the following Moore-McCormack ships on the Baltic and South America runs:Uruguay,Dothan Victory,Mormacoak,Edward W. Burton,Ethelbert Nevin,
Mormacgulf,Mormacdale,and Mormacfuel. These were all dry cargo ships except for the first,which was a passenger liner,and the last,which was a tanker used to transport fuel oil for Mormac's fleet of about forty five ships. I also sailed as a passenger to Bermuda on the SS Brasil. It was a great company with great ships and crews. I'd be happy to hear from any former shipmates. Best Regards to Ginger.
Name:
Meagan L Hartman
Email:
megnhunt@yahoo.com
Date:
Thursday April 15, 2004 00:59:48 GMT
Comments:
Just Looking at your site my Great Great Grandfather was Commodore Thomas Simmons. So anything you have on him please let me know.
Name:
MARILYN RAIA
Email:
marilyn.raia@bullivant.com
Date:
Monday April 12, 2004 20:20:06 GMT
Comments:
My dad sailed as Executive Officer on the ARGENTINA, BRAZIL and URUGUAY
Name:
Captain Ron Crook
Email:
rcrook3038@aol.com
Date:
Wednesday March 31, 2004 15:42:03 GMT
Comments:
I have sailed on many of the Mormac freighters with the Mormactide being my last vessel. I have many stories to tell from 1971 till 1983
Name:
Capt Bob Febos
Email:
captbob57@hotmail.com
Date:
Wednesday March 31, 2004 00:51:51 GMT
Comments:
The Mormac Vega's gangway was the first I ever climbed as a brand new 3rd Mate in 1976. She was a beautiful freighter with classic lines before she was later "stretched" to become a container/freighter, I was very lucky to sail with a prince of a captain on that first voyage - Capt John Westrum. In 1987, I was delighted to learn that Lykes Brothers, (my new company) had purchased 3 of the now idle Constellations: the Vega, the Argo and the Altair. I couldn't believe my luck when I was assigned as permanent Chief Mate aboard the Vega - now renamed the Allison Lykes. I completed the cycle in a sense when Lykes promoted me to Captain in 1988 and gave me the ex-Vega as my first command. If Capt Westrum is still alive, I hope that he reads how grateful I remain for his wisdom and how proud I was to sit in his Captain's chair on the bridge of that graceful ship.
Name:
john r eichler
Email:
johneichler528@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday March 28, 2004 16:39:06 GMT
Comments:
my father, John B. Eichler, was for many years head chef on the SS Brasil and the Argentina. I remember visiting the ship on sailing/arrival days in New York in the 50's.
Name:
Victor Prall
Email:
vprall@mindspring.com
Date:
Sunday March 28, 2004 01:14:40 GMT
Comments:
I sailed on the brasil's maiden voyage with my parents on my way home to Argentina when I was a ten year old kid. Two years ago i was in Alaska, and saw what appeared to be the Brasil with substantial modifications docked in Seward. I just found out that the Universe Explorer was, in fact, the old Brasil. I'm glad to the that the old ship is still at work. I have some video tape of the Brasil's maiden voyage (conversion of 8mm film from my Dad's old movie camera) with scenes of our arrival in Rio.
Name:
Walt Nadolny
Email:
wnadolny@msn.com
Date:
Saturday March 27, 2004 16:39:58 GMT
Comments:
Very nice site. I served aboard the MooremacRigel as second mate in 1981. Still sailing Passenger Ships with NCL-NCL America. See you in Hawaii.
Name:
William Longo
Email:
oldcolonymariner@yahoo.com
Date:
Saturday March 27, 2004 16:37:04 GMT
Comments:
58 years ago as a crewmember I sailed from New York City to Southampton,England to bring back English War Brides to N.Y.C. on the U.S.A.T. Argentina. Today I still am in touch with two of the war brides and we look back on that voyage.
In 57 I went back to work for Moore Mac on the old Argentina as a electrician until placing her in lay up on August 5,1958.I was suppose to transfer to the new Argentina, but I had promise my new bride no more sea going days.

Thank you for taking the time to run a web site devoted to such fine ships of Moore-McCormack Lines. In my sea going career, Mooore Mac was the best company I ever worked for.

Bill Longo
Name:
Captain Joseph L. Stone
Email:
joeusnr@aol.com
Date:
Friday March 26, 2004 18:38:15 GMT
Comments:
I was master of several MML vessels in the 1970 - 1980's.
Still have great memories of how seagoing was,
Name:
John Bacardi
Email:
jbacardi@prodigy.net
Date:
Monday March 22, 2004 03:58:06 GMT
Comments:
I sailed both, the SS Argentina, SS Brasil in the early
60's and later when I came back from the Army.v I worked in the Dry Cleaning Plant, and I still remember the many trips I took as a young man to South America, the Caribbean, Around Africa, the Mediterranean, the Blatic Sea. We even sailed to Montreal, Canada for Expo '67. We also sailed to Russia at least twice in the summer. I had a wonderful
time. Still have fond memories of all the people I worked with, as well as the many passengers. I remember all the ports as if I had been there yesterday. Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Capetown, Durban, Mombasa, Suez, Alexandria, Beiruth, and many more in the
Mediterranean, the Caribbean, etc. Sorry to hear the the
SS Argentina made its final voyage. I hope the Brasil can
sail on and on.
Name:
Jerry L. Schellenberger
Email:
jerrys51551@netzero.com
Date:
Tuesday March 09, 2004 20:39:48 GMT
Comments:
My wife and I will miss her also, we had several crusies and everyone of them was very important to my wife and I. We repeated our wedding vows on her which will always be with us. Forever.
Name:
Robert DeVoto
Email:
rdevoto@rocketmail.com
Date:
Tuesday March 09, 2004 17:01:54 GMT
Comments:
I am doing research on my uncle Robert A. DeVoto. He worked for the Moore McCormack lines for over 50 years -- retiring in the early 1980’s.

He served as a Chief Steward, primarily on Moore McCormack’s cargo lines. I am looking for any information with regards to my uncle’s service record, tours of duty, etc.

If you could be of any help, please contact me below. Thank you

Robert C. DeVoto
rdevoto@rocketmail.com
Name:
Richard Bartlett
Email:
richardb@yogananda-srf.org
Date:
Friday March 05, 2004 16:00:33 GMT
Comments:
I sailed SS Brasil July 1961 Santos to New York after graduating from Escola Graduada de Sao Paulo. Am interested in keeping abreast of current & future sailings of this wonderful lady of my youth.
Name:
GERALD AND GLORIA ROWAN, sons Sean and Erik
Email:
growan2@earthlink.net
Date:
Thursday March 04, 2004 18:14:09 GMT
Comments:
I recently contacted Ginger and told her of remembering seeing the Argentina laid up on the Patapsco River in Baltimore, you could see her from the distance driving on a road parallel to the river.
Our family sailed in 83 on her as the Bermuda Star to Bermuda from New York.
My wife and I sailed again on her as the SS Enchanted Isle
to Cancun, Cozumel and Roatan in 99. I had searched to find her again for that cruise. We made special friends with the
workers in the Spyglass Lounge (Louisa, Joann, waitresses and
Moses the bartender.
Thanks for great memories.
Name:
Karen Wendell
Email:
boots541@msn.com
Date:
Thursday March 04, 2004 15:20:24 GMT
Comments:
I have a unique relationship with this cruise lines. I personally know Mr McCormack, as I was named for his wife and my parents worked for him for 20 years, on his summer estate on the north shore of Long Island. I cruised on the SS Brazil the winter of 1959-60. My parents had a permenant seat at the Chief Engineers table, and I had my own dinner time and waitress. The pursurs would be upset with my friend and I for riding up and down in the elevators. (I was only 9)
Name:
Carolyn Talcott
Email:
ctalcott1@excite.com
Date:
Monday March 01, 2004 03:11:09 GMT
Comments:
My dad was stationed on the navy base in Trinidad and at the end of that tour of duty, our family of six sailed from Port of Spain to New York over 4th of July, 1959. Our family has fond memories of the trip, including the special patriotic dinner served: turkey, steak and Trinidad kingfish! The captain at the time was Robert H. Bradsell. I still have the menu and some faded black and white photos and some great memories. Thank you for bringing some of them back. My mom and I were so glad to read the article about this web site in the News-Press in Fort Myers, Fl. where we now live.
Name:
Susan Russell
Email:
islandgirl778@cs.com
Date:
Monday March 01, 2004 00:41:24 GMT
Comments:
Was so excited to see a website dedicated to the ships of Commodore Cruise Lines! My high school class of Mechanicsburg PA. took a cruise on the Caribe. Three months later I was in New York to board the Queen of Bermuda--shortly thereafter changing to Enchanted Seas. I'll never forget "the cop cruise." The crew members were great
to me as I was the only American among them. At Thanksgiving the French chef invited me into the staff mess to have a turkey dinner! After the ship relocated to New Orleans I met more wonderful passengers. I would love to hear from anyone who was on the ship from August 1989-June 1990.Thank You!
Name:
William and Anne McBride
Email:
mcbride808@aol.com
Date:
Sunday February 29, 2004 21:10:18 GMT
Comments:
Sailed on the Enchanted Isle three times. This ship had one thing that others of her time did not,it was like a family reunion when one boarded her! Dependable long term crew, wonderful entertainment staff (still miss Dan Stapleton, the one cruise director that we have found that had it together!) Was on the Crown Dynasty the week prior to Commodore going under, a great new ship to the Commodore line at the time. None of the new ships match the older Alantic Crossing ships for wood, brass, grace and good service. We will sorely miss the Enchanted Isle.
Name:
Bob Mende
Email:
robertgmende@aol.com
Date:
Sunday February 29, 2004 19:20:36 GMT
Comments:
Absolutely fascinating web site!! I am a retired Naval Architect who knew some of the designers and builders of the Brazil and Argentina.....also some of the executives of MooreMac in the 50's. Used to watch their arrivals and departures from my office window in lower Manhattan. Only sailed on them (both) when they were operated by Bermuda Star Lines. Great classic looking ships....beautiful ladies! Thanks for keeping their memories alive.
Name:
beau
Email:
commodude-@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday February 29, 2004 06:04:28 GMT
Comments:
I had sailed on the Enchanted Isle once, specifically, 17-24 May 1997. My blog is perhaps uneventful for most people who sailed on this wonderful ship, but I feel compelled to mention my memories of a splendid cruise experience. The greatest feature of this vessel was its smaller size, as compared to the "supersize cruise ships" that one must patronize these days.My fondest memory is that of performing on Talent Night for the passengers. It was an honor being selected to perform the final number - "New York, New York". I truly enjoyed the entertainment of Angela Clark, who was the headliner for the cruise. Also, I was fortunate enough to get to sing in the Spyglass Lounge on several occasions, to the accompaniment of a fabuluous pianist, Alan Lee. I had hoped to sail on the EI once again, but due to a five year assignment in Europe, I never had the chance to travel on this magnificent ship again.
Name:
DOUGLAS SIMON
Email:
dsimon9@aol.com
Date:
Saturday February 28, 2004 20:06:57 GMT
Comments:
This is part of my life gone just like that.
Best regards to all the passengers and crew members that share with me wonderfull moments of my life on board this precious vessel,here in New Orleans and San Diego Ca. BETWEEN 1990 AND 2000 a decade of non stop great experiences.

DOUGLAS SIMON
CH/RADIO OFF
SS ENCHANTED ISLE
SS QUEEN OF BERMUDA/SS ENCHANTED SEAS/Univerasl Explorer
Name:
Thomas Wilhite, translator
Email:
felipedeb@aol.com
Date:
Wednesday February 25, 2004 19:12:29 GMT
Comments:
Very interesting site, thanks for the update sent to me last month. I have never been to Rio, but I did go to school in Portugese in 1977-80. in costa rica. Love Brazilian music, particularly Gilberto Gil of course and his friend Bob Marley and the song A Rosa by Meneses (?) 1976 (?) I like to sing it, my aunt thought we should record it, my nephew in Guanacaste, Costa Rica has a band, he thought his american uncle should be into heavy metal not Vincente Chente Fernandez from Mexico and French songs such as Toucez Pas mon Pot by Gilberto Gil, which has an amzing rythym and barrells going during the song. Thanks again Tom Wilhite
Name:
Bert T. Phillips
Email:
phll507@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday February 25, 2004 17:06:22 GMT
Comments:
I served as an engineerig officer on board the Argentina ( the big "A")in 1959 and 1963. All of my memories are fond ones of the crew, the ship, and the ports of call.
Name:
Richard Gass
Email:
richgoss@aol.com
Date:
Monday February 23, 2004 00:35:23 GMT
Comments:
Nice site, good info on Stella Lykes.
Name:
Gordon Kerr Kingspoint 43
Email:
gordonkr1@netscape.com
Date:
Sunday February 22, 2004 18:29:06 GMT
Comments:
Was a passenger on the Volendam ex Agentina. Wonderful ship.
Got to conduct the passenger tour of the engine room
Name:
Robert Shelton
Email:
rcsiii@att.net
Date:
Friday February 20, 2004 16:51:36 GMT
Comments:
Sailed on the Argentina as a young boy in 1968 from NYC to Bermuda. We went as a family vacation 11 people in all including grandparents and cousins. We won 1st prize in the costume party. My uncle made angel outfits for all the kids. The trip on the Argentina was one I'll never forget.
Name:
Judy Wade
Email:
jwade1085@yahoo.com
Date:
Thursday February 19, 2004 00:47:13 GMT
Comments:
I was born in Rio de Janeiro in May 1952. My father, William Hicks was in the US Navy. We sailed back to the US aboard the SS Argentina in 1954. Just uncovered some shipboard memorabelia in my parents attic. Does anyone know what happened to the first Argentina? Was it ever in the "Mothballed fleet" anchored in the James River in Virgina? I lived most of my youth in that area of Virginia and remember seeing the "mothballed fleet" many times.
Name:
Fritzi & Gerry Thorner
Email:
fthorner@earthlink.net
Date:
Wednesday February 18, 2004 18:13:04 GMT
Comments:
We sailed aboard the Brazil quite a few times, including two month-long cruises and loved every minute. No fine, safer more comfortable ships ever sailed. We have been cruising ever since on many of the great vessels, but will always remember our times aboard the Brazil as the best ever! Danny Leone wass the Dean of all cruise directors!
P.s. Our parents sailed aboard the Argentina and loved it, too!
Name:
William Donahue
Email:
wmdonahue@hotmail.com
Date:
Tuesday February 17, 2004 15:33:02 GMT
Comments:
son of walter donahue
Name:
Allen Yancey
Email:
Eayancey2@aol.com
Date:
Sunday February 15, 2004 19:40:47 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful reading for me, never sailed, but will change that soon, that must be an unforgetable experience to be a part of. Thank you for the site.
Name:
L H Webb
Email:
lhwebb@wmconnect.com
Date:
Sunday February 15, 2004 19:39:36 GMT
Comments:
I read the article in the Sunday Orlando Sentinel and would like to contact Ms Casey as I live in Oviedo..It is very interesting
Name:
Kae M. Conroy
Email:
kaeconroy@msn.com
Date:
Sunday February 15, 2004 18:51:31 GMT
Comments:
I am a lover of freighter travel . . . my first trip was
to Denmark via the Mormaclynx nearly 40 years ago, sailing from 23rd St. in Brooklyn. Great ship, great crew and great
memories. After port calls in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Oslo and
Gothenburg, I left the ship in Copenhagen...two great
weeks
Name:
John W Quiney Jr
Email:
jquiney@ix.netcom.com
Date:
Sunday February 15, 2004 16:10:40 GMT
Comments:
Wonderful site! Lots of grand memories - not surprising with two beautiful ladies of the sea.
Name:
John Farrell
Email:
Dogbyt@bellsouth.net
Date:
Saturday February 14, 2004 18:08:26 GMT
Comments:
Thank you, for the fine WEB site and wonderful insights to the SS Brasil and SS Argentina. December 18, 1967, at age 19 I joined my first ship that would eventually become fifty two United States flagged ships, and a career of thirty five years with the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, District 1, From the first day I signed on the SS Brazil as Apprentice Engineer, two daily recurring statements were heard from my colleagues. "It's not gonna be like this on the next job.", and "I wonder what the poor people are doing?". I inevitably learned what the poor people were doing, and also found that the next 57 ships would be very different than the SS Brasil.
Name:
Thomas Hoff
Email:
panam1@coastalnow.net
Date:
Saturday February 14, 2004 04:27:14 GMT
Comments:
I was a Cadet at the US Merchant Marine Academy.As part of my training I made two trips as a Deck Cadet on the SS Argentina from late 1956 and early 1957. They were 34 day round trips. The second trip was during Carnival season and was called a carnival cruise, it stopped at a number of places not normally on the standard itinery. I remember we hauled New Luxury Auto's to RIO, we offloaded at one end of the dock while all the cars from previous trips sat rusting at the other end because the owner could not afford to pay the import fee's. On one trip we were adrift for 24 hours as an old fresh water condenser had blown up. Seem's the condenser had been painted so often over the years it rusted from the inside out and no one noticed. Lot's of other memories, great ship and crew.
Name:
Diane Shugart
Email:
dianeshugart@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday February 09, 2004 01:51:25 GMT
Comments:
My grandfather was Commodore Thomas Simmons-the only person to hold the title of Commodore under the Moore McCormack Lines. He served as Captain of both the Argentina and the Brasil at various times. In 1958, he brought out the new Brasil and then the new Argentina. I remember that as a child ,when the(old)Argentina would come in, our whole family would drive into NYC, board the ship and pick up my granddaddy at the end of his trip. I can still hear crew whispering"the Captain's grandchildren are aboard". I never sailed on the SS Argentina but I did organise a family reunion of about 45 in 1996 aboard the Enchanted Isle. We had such a wonderful time. I am truly saddened that she was taken to the breakers. I will tell my other family members about this wonderful site. There are still a lot of us around.
Name:
phil hudson
Email:
frontendman@ctc.net
Date:
Saturday February 07, 2004 22:40:16 GMT
Comments:
my father came home on the uss brazil in dec. 1945. cruise # was 25 i believe. his name is francis m.(pete)hudson. says this ship was the best of all he was on durin the war. any correspondence welcomed..... phil
Name:
Kelly Jacobius
Email:
Bius@aol.com
Date:
Wednesday February 04, 2004 16:05:49 GMT
Comments:
Thanks so much Ginger and Bill. What a great website. I come back often and always find something new.
Name:
CARLOS LOPES COELHO JR.
Email:
miramail@globo.com
Date:
Wednesday February 04, 2004 03:19:26 GMT
Comments:
I am from Brazil and worked for MMLines at Santos Branch office.
Name:
John-Paul DeRosa
Email:
johnpaulderosa@hotmail.com
Date:
Sunday January 18, 2004 14:59:10 GMT
Comments:
Thank you, Ginger and Bill, for making this extraordinary site. My great aunt, Eleanor Britton, was a hostess and cruise director 1939-1942, and then was director of entertainment for the Line until 1969. My brother David and I would love to hear from anyone who remembers her. Will be sending many pictures, including movie of S. S. Uruguay, to Ginger.
Name:
Jaap van Dorp
Email:
GEJockey@rcn.com
Date:
Sunday January 04, 2004 16:11:21 GMT
Comments:
sad to see her go , I worked both the Volendam and Veendam as chief electrician in mid to late 70's, they were great ships

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