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Operation Enduring Freedom
WAX2002103002 - Arabian Gulf, Oct. 30 (UPI) - Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator 1st Class Richard Smith, assigned to the "Screaming Eagles" of Patrol Squadron One, studies a Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardizatio aviation flight manual, while conducting a reconnaissance mission over the Arabian Gulf in a P-3C ÒOrion.Ó The P-3C is a land-based, long-range, anti-submarine warfare and reconnaissance patrol aircraft. VP-1 is based in Whidbey Island, Wash., and is on a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to the Middle East, conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. CC/USN/Michael Sandberg UPI
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SS Sauternes was a steamship built in 1922. She sank in a storm in the firth Fugloyarfjørður by the Faroe Islands on 7 December 1941; all 25 passengers and crew were lost. In the Faroes, she became known as Jólaskipið, the Christmas Ship. Among the casualties was Captain George Albert Perris of the Royal Army Service Corps, who was later buried in Klaksvík.

In addition to general cargo for the British garrison in the Faroes, Sauternes was also carrying 22,500 Danish kroner minted in the United Kingdom for use by the Faroese, since Denmark had been occupied by the Germans and was not sending any coin.

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