Peter Cundall: Small Ships & transport ships post war

Posted on: Mon 26 Jul 2021

Peter Cundall, Secretary of the Nautical Association of Australia,  provides some information on what happened after the war to some of the ships John Bird, Peter Lucas and other Aussies sailed on during their service in WW2.

He also gives some very interesting general information about wartime civilian ships and the men who served on them.

Producer Helen Meyer

Ships contained in this talk from Peter Cundall:

  • MV China  (Tanker)
  • Nuolja
  • Dalles (T2 Tanker)
  • David Gaillard (Liberty Ship)
  • Armand Considere (C1S D1)
  • CW Paisley  (Pasley)
  • Olga Topic
  • Bopple

Nautical Association of Australia

US Army Small Ships Association Inc

Photo:  Len McLeod 1943 (provided by McLeod family and used with permission) and the SS Bopple (AWM photo, copyright expired) 

One of the ships that Len sailed on was the SS Bopple (S-147), a steam ship of the Small Ships Section, United States Army Services of Supply, Southwest Pacific Area (USA SOS SWPA), docked at an unidentified wharf during WW2, probably in Sydney.

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