Barge trip Cairns to Jaquinot Bay

Accession Number F01434
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 55 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Australia: Queensland, North Queensland, Cairns, Pacific Islands: Bismarck Archipelago, New Britain, Jacquinot Bay Area, Jacquinot Bay
Date made 4 February 1945-15 February 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


This trip is in the nature of an epic voyage, as these barges are intended for coastal use, not for trans-ocean work. The craft consisted of 19 ALC 40s, 1 ALC 120 and motor launches. Their function includes transporting stores to forward areas, also helping to maintain communications. The barges were built in Geelong, VIC by the Ford company and proceeded north to New Britain under their own power via Brisbane and Cairns. This film shows the ALC's at sea between Milne Bay and Jacquinot Bay. Identified personnel are: Captain J J Wallner (US), Lieutenant A Nagy (US), VX52 Major S G Pinniger, Officer Commanding 41 Australian Landing Craft Company RAE, VX45199 Captain W A M Chapman, 2nd in command 41 Australian Landing Craft Company.

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