05/01/1952 - 24/02/1952

Ship Summary




Depart Date

Friday, January 4, 1952

Arrive Date

Saturday, February 23, 1952

Journey Notes

Via Gibraltar, Naples, Egypt (Port Said), Aden, Colombo, Fremantle and bound for Melbourne & Sydney.



I travelled to Australia with my stepmother and stepbrother and sister on this very voyage of the Otranto. We disembarked in Sydney where we were met by our father who was a sailor with the Royal Australian Navy having transferred from the British Navy in 1951. I was eight years when we made this journey, without a doubt THE most significant event of my life. For a young boy the trip was the adventure of a lifetime.

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