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August 02, 2006


Kathleen Egan

Tim, I didn't expect a reply so quickly. The Google search you suggested was the first thing I tried. I figured I had nothing to lose in asking you the question. Good luck with your writing. Thanks.

Tim Abbott

Dear Kathleen: Thank you for for your kindness in writing. I am sorry I do not have anything further to add to what you have gleaned from your internet search regarding this ship but wish you well with your research. There does seem to be a good deal of material on the first page of a Google search for the U.S.S. Sabik.

Best regards, Tim

Kathleen Egan

I stumbled across your blog looking for information about the U.S.S. Sabik which crossed the equator on June 25, 1944. My father was on that ship. I have a document, or some sort of scroll which I suppose was given to all the guys on board when they crossed the equator. My father never talked about any of his experiences during the war. I only know that he was in Guam during that time period. I realize that this may seem a silly question but might you know anything about that ship? Thanks


Charlie - Ah, the book, but for years the question has been "which one?" The excuses for remaining a mere "man of letters" are evaporating daily, though, and I've decided it is high time to get started the hard work of bringing one of them out of my head and into print. After all, I seem to be finding the discipline and the time for this blog, so there ought to be time for a novel, too. Lord knows when I will sleep... Keep pushing me on it.

Charlie Crystle

this is one of the best blog posts I've ever read. Really, Tim. When will you write the book?


Fascinating stuff.

Thank you so much for sharing.

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