Sea History 124 - Autumn 2008

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In his report, he mentions finding a sail plan of another sister, the County ofLinlithgow, in Lubbock's Last ofthe Windjammers; also deck plans of the County of Inverness. Underhill's Deepwater Sail gives a description of a typical County ship. Probably Mr. Cumming knows of these references. Since the death late in 2006 of Gloria Kimberly, I have been unable to contact Arthur and don't know how far and wide his report was circulated . I have a photo of a lovely model of the Roxburgh he built after selling his Romance. I served as navigator in Romance in 1971-72 when we visited Mangareva in the Society Islands, but were unable to call at any of the Tuamotus due to weather and shortage of time. None of us were aware then of the Roxburgh, or we might have waited! CAROL



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Kalk Bay, South Africa Miss Roehm and others interested in Arthur and Gloria Kimberly and the brigantine Romances voyages will be pleased to read about them in this issue (pages 30-33) and in the previous issue of Sea History (123, Summer 2008). The Kimberlys and Romance will be presented with the Karl Kortum American Ship Trust Award at the National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner on 24 October 2008. For more information, see pages 26-29 of this issue. -DO'R

Ask Sea History The daughter of a Navy surgeon on USS Intrepid is seeking corroboration from former WWII submarine crew who might be fam iliar with the following swry told by her fathe r. While on one of the Pacific Islands during the war, he noticed a make-shift vehicle, which he learned was put together by crew from a submarine anchored off shore. The crew stored away parts of a jeep aboard the submarine, which they then assembled when they were on shore, giving them mobility. It was remarkable, considering the limited space aboard the submarine. Anyone having knowledge of such things, or a referral to someone who might, may contact: J. Robinson, 562 B Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94133; or e-mail: and we'll gladly put you in touch with her. ~ SEA HISTORY 124, AUTUMN 2008

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