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MV Burwah
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No: 623   Contributor: Paul Mara   Year: 1968   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: Australia
MV Burwah

MV Burwah, was owned by Howard Smiths Aust: this photograph was taken in Devonport Tasmania. She was a cement carrier. She was built in 1956 and was scrapped in 1986.
Picture added on 08 December 2006
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I have a medalion given to my father (one of the crew) of the mv Burwah when she carried her ONE MILLION TONS not sure what year. I am currently trying to find his work history as a merchant marine, I wonder if you may be able to help with any information

Added by Kay McMahon on 04 May 2007.
Hi Kay for the love of me I cant remember when the medalion was give, I was on leave when she did that trip. What was your dads name and was he on deck or below, I'm tring to put a face to the name , if anything comes to me I will email you. Regards Paul.
PS I didnt even see what the medalion looked like.

Added by Paul Mara on 07 May 2007.
Hi Paul I'll see if I can get the medallion to scan and email it to you along with a photo of my dad. My dads name was Alfred Henry Griffiths (Alf) and I believe he worked down bellow he shipped out of Sydney mostly.
With thanks Kay

Added by Kay McMahon on 07 May 2007.
Hi Paul and Kay. My Name is Jen Mayes. I believe my father, Frank Symons was an engineer on this ship in 1959. He was in the merchant navy and I am trying to trace his work history also. Would you have any information

{Editor: guys, if you want to.. you can email each other directly too. Click on the blue names and the email address will appear....}

Added by Jen Mayes on 25 September 2009.
Hi there, I was on the macedon her sister for two years 1964/ father (Don Ross) was on it with me and he stayed there for 17 years. I have a couple of good pics of the Burwah and Macedon if u want

Added by Gordy Ross on 16 February 2013.
Hi Gordy would love that, my computer wont let me message you for some reason , so my email address is thanks Mate

Added by Paul Mara on 16 February 2013.
Gordy would love a copy of your Burwah and Macedon photos and any other Howard Smith ships you may have. I worked on both of them in the mid late 70's when I first joined Howard Smith. Appreciate.

Added by Vili Ha'angana on 21 April 2014.
I sail on the Burwah as my first Ship at sea as a Deck Boy 1971 I sailed with your Dad Paul

Added by James Faiers on 13 May 2014.
Please go to and look my nick up (gorgs8) and you will see a few of the pics of the Macedon and Burwah I have posted on there...Cheers

Added by on 15 May 2014.
You probably sailed with my dad also, Don Ross.

Added by on 16 May 2014.
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