The following articles relate to the Service of Small Ships Section, as published in the Association newsletter, The Small Ships News.

Frederick Richards

Fred was a Junior Apprentice at Walsh Bay in ‘43 and sailed on several vessels. With the most amazing clarity Fred recalls his first day on S-141 Mulcra and to …

John Brown

John Brown was a Junior Apprentice at Walsh Bay in 1943, Serving on various Small Ships until Discharged in 1945 and then Serving with the Australian Navy for 21 years. …

Don Campbell

Before joining Small Ships, Member Don Campbell sailed on a few vessels. Don joined the M.V Macdhui as Deck-boy at 15 years of age on 23rd December 1937, his uncle …

Bombing of M.V. Macdhui

The bombing of the Macdhui was filmed by Australian photographer Damien Parer. If you have read Forgotten Fleet 2 you may know that Damien’s cousin Ray Parer served with the …

Memories of S-11 Kelton

Committee Member David Lloyd recently interviewed Eddy Knox, Australian Army veteran of 19 AUST L OF C AREA SIGS. Ed remembers being transported by Small Ships Section with five other …

Bernard O’Brien

We were deeply saddened recently to learn of the passing of Bernie O’Brien on 25th December. Bernie was a strong supporter of our Association, also serving as Vice-President of the …

Raymond Young

   1943                   2016 Ray was a member of the North Bondi Surf Club who joined Small Ships at age 16 in April …

Clarence Dawes

Clarrie first joined the Merchant Navy at 14 years of age. Whilst sailing on MV Coorabie during 1942 the ship was acquired by U.S. Army and Clarrie was employed to …

Ralph Andrews

Late Member Ralph Andrews was operating the fishing trawler Willyama Two in Eden NSW during WWII, when visiting Naval Officers ordered him to Sydney. After learning his ship had been …