Ship No 7 (Wave 1)
Name Unknown

Overview

The ship was of an unknown type 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.

Ship Movements

From passenger testimonies & any other available data this is a "best educated guess" of the ships movements.

  • Embark: 1942 | Time:
  • Depart: 1942 | Time:
  • Arrive: 01/04/42 (Ross report) | Time:

Extract From "The Ross Report"

According to the Ross Report, here is who was on this ship;

Arrival on 1/4/42:

Division
Unit
Officers
O.Rs
ATS
TOTAL
Scouts
Adults
Children
Total
7th Division
Army Base Unit
3
780
-
783
120
613
90
1606
TOTAL
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1606

Related Accounts

  • This ship cannot be the Agamali Ogly. This is how this conclusion is arrived at: 28/3/42 The Agamali Ogli is in Pahlevi in the afternoon (Ship 3, strong testimonies support this). Ship 4 &5 ruled out as being Agamali Ogli due to not being physically possible to return to Krasnovodsk and back to Pahlevi in the timeframes. Ship 6 positively ID'd as the Stalin. This brings us to Gustav Herlings comment "March 30th embarked on 2 ships leaving the port..Agamali Ogly and Turkmenistan. Arrived Night of April 2nd at Pahlevi." Given the arrival date we can rule out the Agamali Ogly as Ship 7.