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Re: TUG VENTURE O/N 124620
Posted by: david asprey (IP Logged)
Date: May 02, 2018 08:45PM

Well, Roger, that has indeed warm the trail briefly. I have replied direct on Ships Nostalgia so that I could attach the press cuttings, but in summary:

'Daily Herald' (London) of 3 July 1948 reports that the tug was detained on 27 June after customs examination at Dieppe - she had previously sailed from Dieppe on 28 May. The part-owner Douglas B Perry as well as the master James Clark and a deckhand were detained, accused of smuggling goods out of France (they declined consular assistance in court - hmmm)

'Daily Mirror' (London) of 22 December 1948 reported the master was anonymously bailed for 200, leaving three of her crew in jail, still awaiting charges

On 22 February 1949 it was reported by several papers that "two disinterested friends" had paid 10 million francs (9,437) to free the remaining detainees - and Clark as well as an Italian film actor were unconditionally released from their bail. The tug VENTURE and a car were being returned to their owners (but not the currency seized from the tug or the 665 Swiss watches from the car).

No later reports found.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2018 09:05PM by david asprey.

Subject Written By Posted
  TUG VENTURE O/N 124620 roger 04/29/2018 06:01AM
  Re: TUG VENTURE O/N 124620 Andreas von Mach 04/29/2018 06:52AM
  Re: Roger!!! siri 04/30/2018 03:23AM
  Re: Roger!!! de domenico 04/30/2018 06:02AM
  Re: TUG VENTURE O/N 124620 david asprey 05/01/2018 09:21AM
  Re: TUG VENTURE O/N 124620 roger 05/01/2018 02:31PM
  Re: TUG VENTURE O/N 124620 david asprey 05/02/2018 08:45PM

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