1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 30, 2020 5:05 PM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking information on Marine Raven Troopship

    Russell Flagg Newbie

      I'm looking for any information on the voyage of the Marine Raven troopship that sailed from Calcutta, India to Seattle in late 1945. My father was on that ship after serving with the OSS in China. I believe there was also a contingent on Marines on the same trip that may have been picked up in New Guinea. Thanks

        • Re: Seeking information on Marine Raven Troopship
          Sylvia Naylor Scout

          Dear Mr. Flagg,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 17 file units relating to Marine Raven for the 1940-1949 time period in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) and Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments (Record Group 181). For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at New York (RE-NY) via email at newyork.archives@nara.gov.


          Further, we located a series titled Records Relating to Merchant Shipping and Convoys, 1941-1948 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38). Records in this series should show the route of the Marine Raven. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at Archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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