Palana & Paringa

leggoaft
31st October 2005, 15:02
What were the names of Palana & Paringa,when they were Federal SS Co. Ships?

fred henderson
31st October 2005, 16:03
What were the names of Palana & Paringa,when they were Federal SS Co. Ships?
Palana. Maiden voyage in 1937 as Sussex. Transferred to P&O as Palana in 1946 and back to Federal in 1954 as Cambridge.
Paringa. Completed 1936 as Essex. transferred to P&O as Paringa in 1947 and back to Federal in 1955 as Norfolk.

Fred

leggoaft
1st November 2005, 19:42
Very many thanks for that information, I think the "PALANA" was almost lost, having run aground on the Great Barrier Reef Australia ?

KIWI
2nd November 2005, 01:58
Palana did run aground on I think Pine Peak island up in the Barrier Reef area.I was flown to Bombay then passenger Strathmore to Sydney were I joined her at Cockatoo Island.According to my D/Book this was October 52.
Kiwi

KenLin39
27th January 2006, 02:31
Very good photo and this text in the Riversea site 26/Jan/06.

1937, 11063grt

John Brown, Clydebank (546) as SUSSEX for P&O, bareboat chartered to Federal S.N. Co.

(has been intended as PAREORA for New Zealand Shipping)

1946 PALANA under P&O control

1954 chartered to Federal again as CAMBRIDGE

Broken up at Sakai, commenced 27/11/1962

http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/memories/cambridge1937.htm

Brian J Brooks
27th January 2006, 09:46
Very good photo and this text in the Riversea site 26/Jan/06.

1937, 11063grt

John Brown, Clydebank (546) as SUSSEX for P&O, bareboat chartered to Federal S.N. Co.

(has been intended as PAREORA for New Zealand Shipping)

1946 PALANA under P&O control

1954 chartered to Federal again as CAMBRIDGE

Broken up at Sakai, commenced 27/11/1962

http://riversea.tugtalk.co.uk/memories/cambridge1937.htm
Now reached my 'threescore years and ten' and the picture of PALANA (Cambridge) brings back fond memories of my first trip to sea as a 16 year old Deck Boy. Thanks for the picture,it's downloaded and framed. bjb

dave beaumont
7th February 2006, 11:54
Palana was also famous for towing Fernmoor (Runcimans) 2,500 miles across Pacific from south of Rapa Island to Auckland,a trip of 21 days in September/ October 1948 for which her master Captain.F.R.Spur was awarded the Royal Society of Arts award for a deed of outstanding professional merit by a member of the merchant navy. Wonder if two Monrovian or Panamanian registered ships could do same these days!!

KIWI
9th February 2006, 21:52
Our Staff Captain who was Ch/O of Palana at time of Fernmoor tow told me that Fernmoor was repaired & back to sea,but Palana remained in port quite sometime overhauling engines because of heavy heavy running during tow. KIWI