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Old 30th July 2009, 15:58
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The Salamaua

I am looking up the above ship .

I have been given this info .....

I suggest the correct name is SALAMAUA official number 144193.
Laid down as SALAMANDER in 1920 and changed to GLENTARA for (Glen Line).
1929 renamed MILVERTON (Elder Dempster)
1934 renamed SALAMAUA (W.R.Carpenter & Co)
1948 renamed LAUTOKA (Pacific Shipowners)

My father had spelt the name incorrectly on the back of the photo, so it,s taken some time in finding it.

Are there any very large photo,s her , during the war years ?

This image is of the upper deck ,of coarse...and she was taking D.R,s from Por Said to Famagusta


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Old 31st July 2009, 13:47
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Jim,

If all else fails and you wish to purchase a photo, see www.rapidttp.co.za/museum/jmmrc.html

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Old 31st July 2009, 17:48
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Dennis ,
many thanks for that link ..

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Hello All,

I'm looking for information regarding a possible voyage of the MV Salamaua from the Pacific, probably Fiji, in late 1945 to mid 1946, arriving somewhere in the UK. Intermediate stops are not necessary.

I'm an unpaid volunteer researcher for The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery - TIGHAR. TIGHAR is investigating the possibility that Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan landed safely on Gardner Island, now Nikumaroro after missing her intended destination Howland Island. Gardner Island was uninhabited in 1937 but colonized in 1938. Bones were found there in 1940 that the colonial administrator, Gerald B. Gallagher thought might belong to AE. He reported to his superiors in Fiji. More information is available at Tighar.org.

Gallagher died in 1941 and his belongings were inventoried and packed into 4 trunks.. The war intervened and his belongings were not shipped to UK until sometime in late 1945 or early 1946. The Gallagher family has no records or memory of the trunks. They were supposed to arrive at his mother's sister location.

The shipping company was likely WRC Carpenter. The only ship I can find capable of a voyage to the UK that operated for Carpenter in 1945-46 is the MV Salamaua. If any one can help trace her movements, I'd be grateful.
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Old 20th October 2015, 00:28
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I am looking up the above ship .

I have been given this info .....

I suggest the correct name is SALAMAUA official number 144193.
Laid down as SALAMANDER in 1920 and changed to GLENTARA for (Glen Line).
1929 renamed MILVERTON (Elder Dempster)
1934 renamed SALAMAUA (W.R.Carpenter & Co)
1948 renamed LAUTOKA (Pacific Shipowners)

My father had spelt the name incorrectly on the back of the photo, so it,s taken some time in finding it.

Are there any very large photo,s her , during the war years ?

This image is of the upper deck ,of coarse...and she was taking D.R,s from Por Said to Famagusta


yorky jim
Could this be the Milverton that you are looking for >
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Old 20th October 2015, 00:47
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That"probably the ship but I'must really most interested in a potential voyage to UK in late '45 or early '46. Anyone know of any logbook for the Salamaua?
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Old 29th December 2015, 09:05
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YJ/WMM Glentara owners Glen Line 1919/29.
Milverton owners Elder Dempster 1929/34.
Salamaua owners W R Carpenter (Aus) 1934/48.
Autoka owners Pacific Shipowners Fiji 1948/53.
Broken up Osaka Japan 1953.
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