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Richard Lee Newman - Interview with Richard Lee Newman: clip: Applying for another job as Third Mate, he ran into his original captain, who hired him as a Second Mate; he was now a navigation officer; explains the duties of the Mates on a ship; captain bailed out on the voyage at the last minute; they sailed to England and Scotland, and on to Murmansk; bad run; attacked by both German subs and planes, lost “a lot of ships;” forming a convoy in Belfast; Third Mate tipped him off that the captain was drunk, so they had to improvise; next voyage was to take pontoons to Normandy to help after the invasion with unloading cargo; anchored in English Channel, he watched waves of Allied planes overhead each day going from England to the mainland and back again.
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