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Search: Posts Made By: RICHARD DAVIES
Forum: Ship Research 1st February 2014, 23:07
Replies: 53
Views: 13,918
Posted By RICHARD DAVIES
Further to the loss of the Blythe Star. My father...

Further to the loss of the Blythe Star. My father leased it to the Tasmanian government with the intention of providing a crew to sail her, but the Government said is knew how to crew a ship and to...
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2014, 05:04
Replies: 53
Views: 13,918
Posted By RICHARD DAVIES
mcwee - let me have your email or street address...

mcwee - let me have your email or street address and I will send you a copy of the photo.
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2014, 04:57
Replies: 53
Views: 13,918
Posted By RICHARD DAVIES
I have a good photo of her steaming up the Yarra....

I have a good photo of her steaming up the Yarra. Will scan and try to post. My father Mervyn Davies was a co owner and the ship's agent.
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2014, 04:46
Replies: 12
Views: 2,966
Posted By RICHARD DAVIES
The Wongala carried mostly explosives for ICI,...

The Wongala carried mostly explosives for ICI, for use in mining. In those days explosives could not be carried on general cargo ships so ICI had to engage small ships dedicated to the freight. The...
Forum: Ship Research 31st January 2014, 04:35
Replies: 18
Views: 9,205
Posted By RICHARD DAVIES
My father Mervyn Davies had ships built by Cheoy...

My father Mervyn Davies had ships built by Cheoy Lee in Hong Kong including the Wongala. She had sails because they allowed non union seaman to be employed to sail her and to save diesel fuel when...
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