HMAS Manoora & TSMV Ambulombo, Affan Oceana, Ambulombo & also the TSMV Manunda

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T.S.M.V. Manoora

HMAS Manoora & TSMV Ambulombo, Affan Oceana, Ambulombo


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Photo from the author’s collection


Manoora Brochure & Deck Plan

This page presents two fine items an excellent TSMV Manoora brochure and a full Accommodation Plan of the ship, which was sourced from the original that was sent to me by Mr. Jack Dwyer. However I had to reduce the Plan considerably as it was in a rather large format, but I am pleased with the result!

As you many have read on Page Two, it was Jack Dwyer’s parent’s, Mollie and Frank Dwyer who sailed on the delightful Manoora, and I am certainly most appreciative to Jack Dwyer for providing all the items of memorabilia as found on previous page and below. I am sure that all these are of great interest to my many readers! For interest, you can locate details of Mr and Mrs Dwyer Snr voyage on page two. The link is located at the bottom of the page.

Now, let us remember the wonderful days of a fine Australian coastal liner!!

Reuben Goossens.

Maritime Historian, Author & Lecturer.


Please Note: The above Brochure & Deck Plan below was provided by Mr. Jack Dwyer. These are NOT to be copied and used without written consent.










A postcard of the Manoora seen sailing up mthe Brisbane River in the mid 1950’s

Image from the author’s collection


T.S.M.V Manoora ~ INDEX:

Page One The Ships history page.

Page Two Mr & Mrs Dwyer sail on T.S.M.V. Manoora in MAY 1958.

Page Three Ships Deck Plan provided by Mr. Jack Dwyer.


“Blue Water Liners sailing to the distant shores.
I watched them come, I watched them go and I watched them die.”



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