The Ancient Order of St Christopher, Awarded to Small Ships Section 2009  

.       Patron In Memoriam VADM DAVID LEACH AC, CBE, LVO, RAN.  

Membership of U.S. Army Small Ships Association is open to Veterans, family members of Veterans and those who wish to support the legacy of U.S. Army Transportation Corps and Small Ships Section. Our Members also maintain the Small Ships Section Chapter, Transportation Corps Regimental Association.

Since our Association was Incorporated during 2003 we have accumulated a vast amount of information relating to the Service of Small Ships Section and assisted many Veterans or their descendants to achieve Official Recognition. It is estimated that more than 2,000 Australian families are yet to seek information or recognition in relation to their ancestors Service. Any person who believes their relative served with U.S. Army during WWII is urged to contact the Association via e-mail at

During the 2020 Annual General Meeting the Association office bearers were elected as follows, President Clarrie Dawes, Vice President Len Mcleod, Vice President David Lloyd, Secretary / Treasurer Daniel O’Brien OAM; with Committee Members Noni Brown, David Emerson, Wayne Finch, David Hoare, Vernon Kite, Neil Sandery, Dan Sapier, and Barry West.

78th Anniversary Small Ships Section Reunion, September

The images below were taken at the Small Ships 75th Anniversary Reunion.

Veteran Don Kennedy, U.S. Consul General Valerie Fowler, Secretary Daniel O’Brien, Veteran Don Campbell & Veteran Peter Lucas.

Philippine Consul General Anne Jolando-on Louis with family members of GEORGE JULIAN ‘SNOWY’ HOWELL V.C.,M.M