Crossing The Caspian Sea

The distance from Krasnovodsk to Pahlevi was around 250 nautical miles.

Ageing oil & coal boats were used whereby the passengers were forced to stand due to lack of space and gross overloaded. The . Poles were glad to be escaping the "Inhuman Land" in favour of "Freedom".

The names of the boats, sailing dates and who was on them is covered in extensive detail in the research section of the website where these photos re-appear under their respective boat names.

Unknown Ship 08 - ship4 from Karta website arrived 29 mar 1942 photo 2 - Web

I have spent much time scouring the web and archives for photos of the boats crossing the Caspian Sea to Pahlevi. Below is every photo known to exist of the Caspian Sea Crossings in 1942. If you know of any others, please, please do get in touch as these are gold dust and full of meaning to thousands of people tracing tracing their Polish roots.

For now, look at these photos and see how almost all of the boats were grossly overcrowded with sick, ill, malnourished Polish people, all desperately fleeing Stalin to the land of freedom, Pahlevi in Persia:

Unknown Ship 07 - ship4 from Karta website arrived 29 mar 1942 photo 1 - Web
Unknown Ship 06 - Web
Unknown Ship 05 - image 1 boat on irght chicherin class maybe and on left lenin type - Web
Unknown Ship 04 - At Krasnovodsk Aug 1942 - Web
Unknown Ship 03 - Web
Unknown Ship 02 - Web
Unknown Ship 01 - Web
The Turkmenistan 03 - By Czeslaw Blikarski 25 March 1942 - Web
The Moskva - circa 1896view - Web
The Astrakhan 02 - Sailors & Airmen - Web
The Astrakhan 01 - Sailors & Airmen - Web
The Agamali Ogly 09 - Web
The Agamali Ogly 06 - Web
The Agamali Ogly 05 - Web