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Victor
Posted: August 28, 2004 09:56 pm
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Asp. Radu Cioroianu was the grandfather of my best friend. He passed away ten years ago. He served on NMS Marasti from what I managed to find out. I managed to obtain some wartime photos from Bogdan and will post a selection here.

Launching a torpedo:
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/torp.JPG)

Convoy under aerial bomabrdment:
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/convoi.JPG)

R class destroyer (either the NMS Regina Maria or the NMS Regele Ferdinand):
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/Rclass.JPG)

Crewmen of the NMS Marasti posing behind one of the two twin gun turrets in August 1941:
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/marasti.JPG)
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Posted: August 29, 2004 12:35 pm
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Great pics! Do you have more?
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Victor
Posted: August 30, 2004 06:57 pm
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July 1943 off the Romanian coast, near Constanta, the deck of the NMS Marasti
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/jul43const.JPG)

July 1943 off the Crimean coast, near Sevastopol
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/jul43-sev.JPG)

Several Navy officers on the streets of Sevastopol
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/ofiteri-sevastopol.JPG)

A small boat
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/mtb.JPG)
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Posted: August 30, 2004 07:19 pm
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Fabulous, thank you for sharing :P
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Victor
Posted: August 31, 2004 07:42 am
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Some more photos.

On the destroyer's deck en route from Cosntanta to Sevastopol in June 1943; note the MFP (?) in the foreground.
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/jun43consev.JPG)

Fort St. Constantine in Sevastopol
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/sfconstantin.JPG)

On the destroyer's deck (on the same bench as above) en route from Sevastopol to Constanta in June 1943; note the AA MG
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/jun43sevcon-1.JPG)

During the same trip, in front of one of the twin gun turrets of the destroyer NMS Marasti
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/jun43sevcon-2.JPG)
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Victor
Posted: September 01, 2004 12:17 pm
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A group of sailors around the 20 mm guns onboard the NMS Marasti in June 1943 in Constanta
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/marasti-20mm.JPG)

A view of the stern of the NMS Marasti during an escort mission to Sevastopol In June 1943
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/marasti-pupa.JPG)

Officers posing in one of the destroyer's lifeboats
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/grup-mar1.JPG)
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Carol I
Posted: September 02, 2004 08:02 pm
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Interesting photos indeed. I have noticed that there were several instances when some of the officers were not wearing life vests while all the other ones did. Do you happen to know the reason for this?
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Victor
Posted: September 03, 2004 07:32 am
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I guess those who didn't weren't on watch at that time.
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Victor
Posted: September 04, 2004 03:43 pm
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Another batch of photos:

Sailors operating one of the destroyer's 37 mm AA guns, while at anchor in Constanta harbor. Note the M1916 Adrian helmets worn by the Romanian AA gunners during WWII:
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/const-jul43.JPG)

Photo of a convoy escorted by the NMS Marasti in June 1943 from Sevastopol to Constanta. The large cargo ship could be Boy Federsen (former Soviet Kharkov):
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/convoi-jun43.JPG)

Sailors onboard the NMS Marasti in August 1941. Note the wrong spelling of the ship's name on the life-buoy:
(IMG:http://www.vnitu.home.ro/marasti2.JPG)
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Victor
Posted: September 15, 2005 02:04 pm
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The Bulgarian cargo ship Varna exploding after being torpedoed by the Soviet submarine D-4 on 20 August 1943.
(IMG:http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/7472/varna9kz.jpg)
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