This post is taken from a page here within this site – it MAY not have been seen because it’s in a page. Some years ago I was sent these photos from the time of Pearl Harbour to add to … Continue reading →
Links on this post SHOULD take you into the OLDER site and see the area they were taken from…. What an excellent result!!! From Tom Herbert…. You will be interested to know that Tom Gilbert, who noticed my name on … Continue reading →
Somehow this post got missed – my apologies here. It was sent in and an enquiry made with the sender back in January 2012. Can anyone help with this? Thank you I was enquiring if there was anyone out there … Continue reading →
Back in 2007 (?) the 40th Anniversary of a trip made in October ’67 took place. Some details from the old site are below now. 40 years ago this year on Tuesday October 17th 1967 over 800 school kids from … Continue reading →
My father used to sing some songs he learnt on the Dunera. Some were written about the Captain. Thank you, Anna, for the diary you have worked on. Martie Lowenstein
Another post detailing content from one of the founder members on this site! More detail can be found here Thanks for the reminder of what we were doing 36 years ago! As usual I scrolled through it to the end … Continue reading →
I was on an Educational Cruise in 1964 on the Dunera. It sailed out of Venice so we had to cross Europe to board-an adventure in itself! I, unfortunately, most remember the Channel crossing in gale force winds, with most … Continue reading →
John Wilmot 9th May 09 I was on the MS Dunera 1962, April time i think,from Grangemouth, Scotland. Over to Bergen,Oslo, then to Copenhagen. I remember the helpful crew who helped us make those sheets and blanket into what looked … Continue reading →
mv DUNERA Built by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow, Yard No 663 Engines by Shipbuilders Port of Registry: London Propulsion: Two five cylinder 2SCSA Doxford~type opposed piston oil engines, 11880bhp, twin screws, 16 knots Launched: Monday, 10/05/1937 Built: 1937 Ship … Continue reading →
The new Facebook Timeline for our page is now active, have a look here and let me know what you think! It’s a bit difficult to know how people want to see it – assuming they DO want to see … Continue reading →
Posted a while ago by: Jinjijane says: March 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm, on this page. Hi, My father was a junior crewmember on the Dunera for most or all of the war. He never said much except to indicate … Continue reading →
Maintenance is done – many thanks for putting up with this. It happens rarely, but usually to try to make the site better and easier for you all (this time to update the theme I’m using)… ALSO for your information: … Continue reading →
I’ve just discovered that without the vision of a headmaster called Sandy Fraser there might never have been Eductional Cruises like the MS Dunera used to run – see here for details!
MY apologies – I forgot to add a link into the How to Post page! Once registered go to this Login Link and post a comment IN the Blog / Diary area. This post will NOT show immediately on first … Continue reading →
Here are a few pages from his experiences on ‘The Dunera’. I am only including 3 pages.. of the 43..!I am also including his prisoner of war papers.
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Here is a watercolor drawn by an internee of the ‘Tatura’ internment camp. (click the image to see larger version in a new tab / window)
Sailed from Grangemouth aboard the Dunera on 24th May 1962. Almost everyone was sea-sick as we sailed to Bergen on choppy seas. I can still remember the smell of the food in the canteen and lining up as we waited … Continue reading →
? was on the same Nov 1964 cruise as Liz Page and Jane Long. Genoa to Venice v?a lots of Greece. Great memories still but all my photos have gone missing in one house move or another. ? wonder if … Continue reading →