The Cacique 3 was formerly the Garfield and the Nosa shiek.
I have a few questions perhaps you can answer . First l, he deserted a ship .. What does this mean? Is it a bad thing? Why would one desert a ship? My grandpa's z card Id has him entering Merchant Marines Nov 7,1942.. You are correct , he sailed a lengthy career. His Z number has always remained the same. Did they renew this periodically, or could this have been a replacement ID?
I long to know who he was terribly. Only months ago, I learned he was a nice guy .. For the first time in 43 years...Only months ago, my dad learned he was one of his cousin's hero. First, because he married my dad's Mom ( she was really a beauty) and second , because he was a Merchant Marine who had survived two ship sinkings in the war. My Dad had never known this .. He will be 69 Oct 28. My Father was 11 when his Dad, My grandfather passed away.
Imagine the Joy this brought to him.
Responses like yours brighten my day, and his . Thank You for taking the time.