Clarrie Dawes WW2 Veteran: The Ketch Leprena

Clarrie Dawes from South Australia first joined the Merchant Navy at 14 years of age. Whilst sailing on MV Coorabie during 1942 the ship was acquired by US Army Small Ships Section of  the US Army Services of Supply  in the Southwest Pacific Area and Clarrie was employed to crew her to Sydney.  Upon arrival … Continue reading Clarrie Dawes WW2 Veteran: The Ketch Leprena