About Us

The authors of this website served as crewmen on merchant ships owned by the Burns Philp Shipping Company. For close to ten years, we have compiled narratives and photographs from our own, and other veterans' experiences of the war specifically for this website.

About the originators of this website
Ex Chief Engineer of Burns Philp & Co. Ltd. Frank Snell passed away at the Annual Pilgrimage to the Canberra Merchant Navy War Memorial, on Friday the 12th of October 2001. Vale to the Chief.

Ex Deck Officer of Burns Philp & Co. Ltd. and Master in Adelaide Steamship Co. Ltd. Jack Knight passed away on Sunday 24 November 2002, at Sydney. Vale to Cracker.

"I meet my pilot face to face, when I have crossed the bar"

(Below, left to right) Frank "The Chief" Snell, Ron "Steve" Wylie, & Jack "Cracker" Knight:



External Website Links



American Merchant Marine at War

http://www.usmm.org/index.html

Canadian Merchant Navy at War

http://members.tripod.com/~merchantships/index.html

Norwegian Merchant Fleet

http://www.warsailors.com/freefleet/index.html

The Australian War Memorial

http://www.awm.gov.au/

US Armed Guard Pacific

http://www.armed-guard.com/ag78.html
Eric Bissmire R/O World War 2

http://www.onthenet.com.au/~biss/


Dutch and Foreign Merchant Navy crew sailing under Dutch flag during WW 2

http://home.wanadoo.nl/hmeurs/

The Battle For Australia

http://www.battleforaustralia.org.au/

Vindicatrix NSW & ACT

http://www.vindicatrix-originalnswact.org/pages/about-us-last-posting-25092005.php

Merchant Navy Officers

http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com