S.S. Brazil

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Officers of the S.S. Brazil

S.S. Brazil

Officer Staff on the S.S. Brazil around 1955.  Captain Robert H. Bradsell is in the center.  On the right is Captain Edward Davis. (Courtesy of Robert and Kenneth Bradsell.)

S.S. Brazil in port somewhere.  (Courtesy of Robert and Kenneth Bradsell.)

S.S. Brazil

S.S. Brazil approaching New York Harbor

S.S. Brazil in port somewhere.  (Courtesy of Robert and Kenneth Bradsell.)

S.S. Brazil approaching New York Harbor.        (Photo courtesy of Capt. Tom Ellsworth Copyright 2003-2004 - All rights reserved. Do not reproduce. If anyone wants copies, please email Tom at tbells@cox.net.)

 

 

Captain Harry N. Sadler

Captain Harry N. Sadler

Master of the S.S. Brazil

Born September 21, 1889, Mathews County, Virginia.  Attended public schools there.

Married, two children.

1905 to 1917 Served with Merchants & Miners Co. on coastwise vessels.  Left company with rank of Chief Mate.

1917 to 1920 Lieutenant, j.g., U.S. Navy.

March 1920 to July 1921 Master S.S. Lake Linden, U.S. Shipping Board.

July 1921 to July 1926 Master S.S. Munrio, Munson Line.

July 1926 to June 1938 Master S.S. Southern Cross, Munson Line.

August 1938 Joined Moore-McCormack as Master S.S. Brazil, a position held until August 1946, when the ship put in drydock for reconversion after war service.

September 1946 to October 1946 Master S.S. Mormactide, Moore-McCormack.

October 1946 to December 1947 Master S.S. Mormacisle, Moore-McCormack.

January 1948 to April 1948 Assistant Port Captain, Pier 32, North River, New York.

May 1, 1948 Reappointed Master S.S. Brazil.

December 10, 1954 Leaves the S.S. Brazil for the last time and retires from Moore-McCormack.

Dies February 1966.

 

 

The SS Argentina and SS Brazil Just happen to be at Moore-McCormack's Pier 32, Canal Street.  The Brazil is at the outer berth and is having a lifeboat drill, while the Argentina is partially obscured. (Reprinted with permission of Carmania Press from book, "New York Shipping.")

The S.S. Brazil being prepared for "mothballs" in December 1958. (Reprinted with permission of Carmania Press from book, "New York Shipping.")

Tugboat Isabel A. McAllister

Jill Tapogna on the Brazil

The tugboat Isabel A. McAllister wishing a Bon Voyage to the S.S. Brazil.

Jill Tapogna, who worked as a cashier on the S.S. Brazil from 1952-1953.    (Courtesy of Steve Harrison, her son.)

 

 

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