Project Description

MY OLD MAN’S FIRST SHIP ON THE AUSTRALIAN COAST IN 1940’s. THE S.S. ORUNGAL WAS BUILT IN SCOTLAND IN 1923 CHARTERED BY AUSN 1927 & PURCHASED BY THEM IN 1936. SHE WAS REQUISITONED IN WW11 ON THE 25 JUNE 1940 TO MAKE ONE TRIP AS A TROOP SHIP TO DARWIN, PORT MORESBY & RABAUL. HER LAST VOYAGE WAS FROM SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE. SHE RAN AGROUND ON FORMBY REEF OFF BARWON HEADS VIC ON 22/11/40 & IN ATTEMPS TO SALVAGE HER THE S.S ORUNGAL WAS GUTTED BY FIRE ON 13/12 /1940 & BURNED TO THE WATER LINE