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Alan Armitstead wrote at 2014-05-18 00:51:04
Additional information on SS Marine Panther.  My grandfather, Johnson N. Armitstead served as a Troop Transport Chaplain and sailed on the Marine Panther.  I have his personal diaries and the ship left Pier 84 in NYC on Feb 3 enroute to LeHavre arriving Feb 16.  It then sailed to Southhampton arriving there on Feb 20.  It carried at least 141 german prisoners on its return trip and arrived at pier 84 on March 9th 1945.  I also have a receipt signed by the ship's purser C Schmidt acknowledging he received $24.50 from Capt Johnson Armitstead for subsistence received on the trip (70 cents a day for 35 days).  

WW 2 Connections wrote at 2014-05-20 19:40:18
The following are the FACTS as per the two voyages of the SS Marine Panther you have an interest in:

Departure Date:   February 5, 1945

Departure Location:   New York P of E

Troop Ship:   SS Marine Panther

Arrival Date:   February 16, 1945

Arrival Location:   Le Havre, France

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Departure Date:   February 26, 1945

Departure Location:   Liverpool, England

Troop Ship:   SS Marine Panther

Arrival Date:   March 9, 1945

Arrivl Location:   New York P of E

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