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mv Paringa Sydney 1953-54.jpg

mv Paringa Sydney 1953-54.jpg

My painting of the mv Paringa from a photo I found in Ships Nostalgia. I served as Assistant Engineer on two trips to Australia with the second around the world via the Panama canal and Trinadad.
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I have recently found my late fathers Seaman’s Record Book and came across your picture after ‘googling’ the Paringa. After checking the dates against your record both yourself and my father were aboard the MV Paringa for the same trip from June to November 1953! His name was James (Jim) Walton.
 
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Hi Steve,
Great to hear from you and sorry to hear that your father is now deceased. I do not recall his name however there were many crew on the ship. Can you tell me what his position was and do you have a photo of him preferably at the time of this voyage? Have you looked at the other photos I have posted on Shipsnostalgia? Michael Quin-Conroy
 

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Hi Steve,
Great to hear from you and sorry to hear that your father is now deceased. I do not recall his name however there were many crew on the ship. Can you tell me what his position was and do you have a photo of him preferably at the time of this voyage? Have you looked at the other photos I have posted on Shipsnostalgia? Michael Quin-Conroy
Hi Michael,
Thank you for you prompt reply. At that stage he was just an EDH and I must admit until looking on this site I didn’t realise the ships had so many crew! The only names that I recall him mentioning were Owen Sayer who is currently residing in Norfolk and Donald Sutherland who passed away many years ago in Durban. I’ll post his photo from his record book once I’ve worked out how to do it!

kind regards,
Steve
 

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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE240/X795
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ƒ/3.3
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6.4 mm
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10/250
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400
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Off, did not fire
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mv Paringa Sydney 1953-54.jpg
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Fri, 04 July 2014 11:12 AM
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