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Rohna disaster

World War II"s secret tragedy

by James G. Bennett

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Published by Xlibris in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English

  • Africa, North.
    • Subjects:
    • Rohna (Ship),
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Transportation.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.,
    • Shipwrecks -- Africa, North.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJames G. Bennett.
      GenrePersonal narratives, American.
      LC ClassificationsD772.R62 B46 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination227 p. :
      Number of Pages227
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL399173M
      ISBN 100738801836, 0738801844
      LC Control Number98089009

      In Dr James G. Bennett, who lost a brother in the sinking, published a book, The Rohna Disaster, through the self-publishing service Xlibris. In it he alleges that the heavy loss of life was due to the incompetence and cowardice of the Rohna ' s lascar crew and .

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THE ROHNA DISASTER, WORLD WAR II'S SECRET TRAGEDY is about this disastrous, yet virtually unknown, at-sea incident during World War II. It is important that history be chronicled, and that this Rohna disaster book, an important part of our history, be Rohna disaster book, heard, taught and remembered.

It is also important that those who played roles in this incredible /5(8). On Novemduring World War II, 1, men perished when a British troopship, the HMT Rohna, was attacked from the air and destroyed in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria.

The () book, Forgotten Tragedy – The Sinking of HMT Rohna by Carlton Jackson describes the event, before & after the fateful attack on the day after Thanksgiving in a disciplined & mindful method, while supported by myriad facts & plentiful eyewitness perspectives from many of the Rohna survivors/5(5).

The first reunion of Rohna survivors took place later that year, a monument was dedicated at Alabama’s Fort Mitchell National Cemetery in Author: Jesse Greenspan.

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“ Steaming as before. twenty four to thirty enemy planes attacked convoy. Manned battle stations and commenced firing three enemy bombs dropped close aboard.

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James G. Bennett is a Rohna disaster book mental health professional with degrees in Clinical Social Work and in Hypnotherapy. He has written extensively in the mental health field, including two books on sports psychology and performance : Xlibris Corporation.

HMT Rohna attack: Film uncovers secrets of WWII ship disaster Cheryl Makin, Courier News and Home News Tribune Published a.m.

ET J | Rohna disaster book Cheryl Makin. HMT Rohna was a British India Steam Navigation Company passenger and cargo liner that was built on Tyneside in as SS Rhona and requisitioned as Rohna disaster book troop ship in ("HMT" stands for His Majesty's Transport.) Rohna was sunk in the Mediterranean in November by a Henschel Hs guided glide bomb launched by a Luftwaffe aircraft.

More than 1, people were killed, most of whom were. The Rohna Disaster. By Bennett, James Gordon Rohna disaster book, Xlibris Corporation ISBN Hardcover. Descripton: On Novemthe United States suffered its greatest loss at sea in history when the HMT ROHNA was sunk by a guided missile launched from a German bomber over the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of North Africa.

Within an hour after being struck, the ship burned, flooded and. The 8,ton Rohna had perished in 30 minutes after a single German aircraft launched a new and terrifying weapon: When WKU history professor Carlton Jackson set out to write a book about the Rohna disaster, he Rohna disaster book letters, narratives and official testimonials from survivors, witnesses, and families of the victims.

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Free shipping for many products. THE ROHNA DISASTER (P) describes that tragic, but little known incident at sea. Each chapter presents electrifying eyewitness accounts of the inhumane shipboard conditions, the actual bombing and sinking, and the struggles to survive and be rescued in heavy seas at : Xlibris US.

He was embarked on HMT Rohna out of Oran, Algeria, when the ship was hit by a German glider bomb (an early drone) and sunk with the loss of over U.S military personnel. By sheer coincidence, I had covered the loss of the Rohna in my earlier book, Joining the War at Sea More than one thousand American soldiers were killed on 26 November when the British troopship Rohna was hit by a German guided bomb in the Mediterranean - the greatest single loss of American lives at sea in World War II and one of the worst tragedies in maritime history.

At the time, the disaster was kept secret for security purposes, but even after the war little information was given out.5/5(2). Almost 2, soldiers and crew jammed the ship, which had been designed to carry passengers in comfort, according to Carlton Jackson’s book, “Allied Secret: The Sinking of the HMT Rohna.”The Rohna left Oran and joined a convoy sailing from Great Britain.

(Wikimedia Commons Photo)Any veteran of World War II can tell you stories. But for Frank E. Bryer, his story—one he could never forget—was a terrible one.

It began the moment his ship, called the Rohna, was sunk. When that ship went down on NovemFrank’s life changed forever. And very few people beyond the men tossed into the sea ever knew what. Ina Rohna survivor told his story to American History magazine in an article titled, “WW II’s Secret Disaster.” “That got things started,” Mr.

Ballo said. A few weeks later, on Veterans DayCharles Osgood featured the Rohna story on his CBS radio program. In that book, the Rohna disaster is covered with the official report of her 2nd Officer.

Pioneer's brave and heroic efforts while under continuous attack, to rescue hundreds of near-to-drowning victims in rolling swells, at night, are an unforgettable tale of World War II. The only ship to take a direct hit, the Rohna sank quickly, killing 1, people. Many of those who managed to survive the initial explosion and avoid German strafing attacks succumbed to the sea.

A lucky few were rescued, their lives forever changed by the dramatic chain of events so ably chronicled in this book/5(12). The worst troopship disaster to befall the U.S.

happened on the 26th November when German planes made a concerted attack on a military convoy in the Mediterranean. A force of 30 He planes, the much delayed German long range bomber, released 60 glider bombs at the ships but only succeeded in making one strike [see comments below about.

On Thanksgivingthe Rohna and five other troop transports left port to join convoy KMF in the middle of its journey from Britain to India. Survivors of the Rohna disaster later recalled that their Thanksgiving meal consisted principally of watery canned chicken and weevil-filled bread.

The Sinking of HMT Rohna - Novem The Casualty List with links to Memorial Pages: The names which follow are those of the men who perished in the Rohna disaster. They are presented here to honor and remember them, and to imprint them into American history. In Allied Secret, Carlton Jackson recounts the single greatest loss of American lives at sea during World War II: the sinking of the British troopship HMT Rohna on Novemby a German guided bomb.

Over one thousand American soldiers died in the disaster, which was kept secret for security reasons during the war and then largely Author: Carlton Jackson. This was the loss of the troopship HMT Rohna, a converted British cargo ship sunk in off the African coast by a German guided missile at a cost of 1, U.S.

soldiers. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations, map ; 22 cm: Responsibility: James G. Bennett. Books shelved as to-read-disaster-fiction: Brace for Impact by Harley Tate, Commune: Book One by Joshua Gayou, A Life Unencumbered by T.J. Hutton, The Vi. Reading this book, the reader may be struck by the many similarities between the cases of the Rohna and of the S.S.

Leopoldville. Both sinkings involved great loss of life of U.S. troops and occurred within one day of a major American holiday (Thanksgiving. Metacritic TV Episode Reviews, The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy, This episode explores the HMT Rohna, a British troopship sunk off the coast of Africa in   REMEMBERING THE SINKING OF THE HMT ROHNA.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Washington (Mr. Metcalf) is recognized for 5 minutes. METCALF. Speaker, the greatest naval disaster in the United States during World War II was the sinking of the USS Arizona.

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HMT Rohna Twelve soldiers from Camden County- six men from South Camden, one from Haddonfield, one from Blackwood, one from Lindenwold, and one from Pennsauken- seven of them members of the 31st Signal Construction Battalion, died together when the troop transport HMT Rohna was struck by a German guided glider bomb and sank of the coast of North Africa.

Partly based on a book by Dr. James Bennett of Whidbey Island, who lost his older brother in the disaster, "The Rohna Disaster" is a long overdue addendum to American history. Rating: None. Other. The dreams finally stopped in when Bennett heard about the Rohna disaster on a radio program, and later learned that his brother had been aboard.

"Consciously, I can't say I had put much thought into it while growing up, but apparently unconsciously it was working on me," said Bennett, author of the book that shares its title with the. FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY: THE SINKING OF HMT ROHNA, by Carlton Jackson (Naval Institute Press, pages, $). In this dramatic account of one of the greatest disasters at sea for the U.S.

armed forces during World War II ()–second only to the sinking of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor–Jackson relates the long-secret details of the sinking of the HMT Rohna in the Mediterranean.

According to “ The Rohna Disaster: World War II's Secret Tragedy,” a book about the event written by James Bennett, the British troop ship HMT Rohna and other ships in her convoy were headed. Rohna Classified, South River, New Jersey. 2, likes 28 talking about this.

Survivors of the HMT Rohna attack were sworn to secrecy in a scandal that misled a thousand Gold Star families 5/5. "The Rohna Disaster" by Dr. James G. Bennett (Xlibris Corporation, ) "World War II's Secret Disaster" by John P.

Fievet, American History magazine, August Rohna Archives, Rohna Survivors. It was the greatest loss of U.S. lives at sea in war, but few have ever heard of it.

That’s because the sinking of the HMT Rohna in the Mediterranean Sea in by a secret German weapon, a radio-guided missile, was long classified. Survivors were threatened with court martial if they ever spoke of what happened and families of the 1, deceased were never told the truth.

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