Ship No 12 (Wave 1)
The ship was an unknown type (Chicheryn?) and was owned by an unknown entity.
It was one of the official ships (unofficial flotillas of fishing boats were also involved) organised by Stalin in 1942 at Krasnovodsk (Russian: Красноводск) (Modern day Türkmenbaşy) to transport Polish exiles (also mistakenly called "deportees") who had been held captive in Siberia/Kazakhstan labour camps over the Caspian Sea to Pahlevi (Pahlavi) now called Banzar-e Anzali which is in modern day Northwest Iran.
From passenger testimonies & any other available data this is a "best educated guess" of the ships movements.
- Embark: ? | Time: ?
- Depart: ? | Time: ?
- Arrive: 03/04/42 (Ross report) | Time: ?
Extract From "The Ross Report"
According to the Ross Report, here is who was on this ship;
- Could this be the ship that General Anders was on? It says that "HQ Staff" were present. This telegram Link Here Page 210 states that in a telegram dated April 3 1942 it was stated "General Anders, just arrived from Russia"...This ship would be the likely candidate.