MUTINY 1945 MERCHANT MARINE ARCHIVE Iran Harem Shanghai China SS ADA REHAN WWII
MERCHANT ARCHIVE DOCUMENTING A NOTORIOUS, MUTINOUS VOYAGE. WWII-ERA ARCHIVE OF MERCHANT MARINE, CHEIF ENGINEER, DONALD F. FENNESSEYS SERVICE ON BOARD THE NOTORIOUS S. A DRUNKEN DEBAUCHED VOYAGE, A BEER-DRINKING BABOON, A SULTANS HAREM OF IRANIAN PROSTITUTE STOWAWAYS, A CAPTAINS NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, A GUERILLA WAR BETWEEN IRAN & IRAQI, ALL BEGINNING JUST A DAY AFTER THE ALLIED VICTORY IN WWII WAS ANNOUNCED. The items span the ships 11-month voyage, starting in San Francisco, August 16, 1945, and document the ships travels to Chile, Iran, Egypt, and Shanghai. In addition to the crew misconduct, and alleged mutiny, the archive documents some of the ships travels and travails, including being docked in Khrrushahr, Iran, when Iraqi guerrilla forces massacred 175 Iranians, plus additional details surrounding the ships mutiny, and subsequent misconduct hearings, etc. Charges for 12 seamen, regarding the misconduct and apparent mutiny aboard the S. (those charged do not include Fennessey). Suez, Egypt, November 16, 1945. TYPED RECEIPT FOR 70 CASES OF BEER. Shanghai, China, March 23, 1946. An interesting artifact, given the important role alcohol played in the Ada Rehan scandal. Contemporary newspaper clippings recount a beer drinking baboon Freddie made himself at home on board the Ada. Crew members and passengers offered Freddie beers by the dozen, because it was so cute to watch Freddie drink them. March 20, 1946 – April 9, 1946. 3 Retained carbon typescripts, of letters from D. Fennessey, Chief Engineer, S. Getchcell, at the Isthmian Steamship Co. Requesting 200 tons of clean water be delivered to the SS Ada Rehan, and another to Wright G. 2 are signed by Donald F. Accompanied by an April 7, 1946 printed and manuscript receipt from The Shanghai Waterworks Company, Ltd. For 150 tons of boiler water. COPY OF ENTRIES IN THE OFFICIAL LOG BOOK OF THE S. Khrrumshahr, Iran, January, 1946. Prints three one-paragraph statements about guerrilla war between Iran and Iraq, where Iraqi soldiers rioted, looted, and killed 170 Iranians, and references to death threats to the crew and passengers, and the inability of the Ada Rehan to leave port. 10 NOON POSITION REPORTS. Small printed sheets, completed in pencil holograph, with details about speed, oil consumption, spanning Aug. 17, 1945 through June 30, 1946. GROUP OF 5 TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING A SHORE LEAVE PASS (Iquique, Chile, 10/23/1945), SUEZ CANAL ZONE CLEARANCE PASS, DISPATCHER’S CARD (San Francisco, 8/11/1945), etc. MASTERS CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF SICK OR INJURED SEAMEN. Fennesseys service aboard the Ada Rehan. CHARACTERISTICS OF EC-2-C1 CARGO VESSELS. Typed sheet, with manuscript correction, listing necessary repairs. A satirical glossary of administrative language, i. In Due Couse = Never. Snowed Under = Only able to take one and a half hours for lunch, etc. Personal matters, signed Pat. Contemporary newspaper clippings detailing the saga of the Ada Rehan, including tales of a Persian Harem, a drunken baboon, a captains nervous breakdown, an apparent mutiny, etc. SOUVENIR PHOTOGRAPH OF DONALD F. FENNESSEY AND HIS WIFE OR GIRLFRIEND? Los Angeles, CA: Italian Village, . Black and white photograph in souvenir folder. ORIGINAL CHARCOAL PORTRAIT OF DONALD FENNESSEY, SIGNED BY L. GROUP OF 8 MISCELLANEOUS EPHEMERAL ITEMS RELATED TO DONALD F. We pack very carefully! The item “MUTINY 1945 MERCHANT MARINE ARCHIVE Iran Harem Shanghai China SS ADA REHAN WWII” is in sale since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Other WWII Original Items”. The seller is “mainstreetbooks” and is located in Amherst, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, to all countries in Europe, to Canada, to Japan, to Australia.