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Re: Reinholt freighter on 6/26/50
I made a search on google using Norwegian freighter
and I found the following site which has mentioned
the Rheinbolt freighter and Inchon evacuation.
From: Bill Benjamin <email@example.com>
To: KOREAN-WAR-L@KU.EDU <KOREAN-WAR-L@KU.EDU>
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2001 6:18 PM
Subject: Reinholt freighter on 6/26/50
I am looking for information about the evacuation of the 682
American civilians on the night of June 26, 1950 from Inchon harbor
that you might know where to acquire this history and that
of the Norwiegan freighter, the Reinholt. I believe this vessel is now
decommissioned and only know that it was a feeder ship in service
in the far east at least through the Korean War.
The ship is mentioned in a book called, "This Kind of War" by T.R.
Ferenbach, in which he describes the evacuation of 682 American
My father worked for the State Dept. in 1948 -'50 and my family
and I were evacuated from Seoul during that crisis. I was 10 years
old at the time and have had a growing interest in what actually
took place between the time we left Inchon harbor on the Reinholt,
and the time we arrived at Camp Hakata near the harbor at Kokura,
Japan. The ship had been carrying ammonium nitrate, which was
off-loaded before we were able to embark on June 26.. Closer
to the Sea of Japan, the radar malfunctioned in the fog, so we were
told, and we had to wait for a guide boat to take us through the
mined waters (left over from WWII) to the port at Kokura.
I would be deeply grateful if I could acquire a copy of the passenger
manifest and perhaps a copy of the Ship's Log or Captain;s Log
journey. Also, I would like to know the date that the ship was
decommissioned. I'm sure that many details would be revealed of
were not aware at the time.
Thank you for your assistance. I look forward to your reply.
Bill Benjamin, Engineer
Arundo Reed Tools