The L.E. Macha at Sea

Nominal Roll of the crew of the L.E. Macha

The L.E. Macha departed Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire 25th August 1948 with the first leg of the trip from Dun Laoghaire to Gibraltar taking six days. Commander Thomas McKenna reported that weather conditions were difficult at first with seasickness posing a particular problem. However once the weather improved the crew were put to work painting the L.E. Macha to ensure she was fit for her first official visit.

To view photographs of life on board the L.E. Macha click on the image below.

Seaman Joe Higgins wielding a paint brush on L.E. Macha