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The bell from the SSA ship MV Waipawa.
The bell is still in use today some 70 plus years after the building of the MV Waipawa.
The bell is currently situated on the wall next to the stage of the Waipawa Primary School Hall and beside photos of the four NZ Defence personnel who won VC's during WW 2.
· Date: Sun, 26 August 07 · Views: 186
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waiwera
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Registered: February 2005
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Mon, 27 August 07 05:32

In most cases = the ship's bell is often all that remains of many old merchant ( & Naval ) ships - it is a pity there is not some form of registration of sites where these old bells are now located throughout the world. I had heard about this bell before - but does anyone know of similar locations ( with perhaps the obvious locations of Maritime Museums)..................
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raybnz
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Registered: September 2005
Location: Hamilton nz
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Mon, 27 August 07 15:45

I sent them the photo of her which is in this photo. It was taken by a Neil Hudson who was at sea and around the Auckland waterfront all his working career. I had a photo taken of myself in front of the bell which the school was going to send me but either I broke their camera or it was lost in transit.

When I was sailing on her the school always wrote to the ship and letters were sent back to the school keeping them informed of what the ship was doing.
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lagerstedt

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Mon, 27 August 07 20:44

Next time I am up town I will call into the school and ask if they still have the letters etc as I may be abe to copy them and place them on this thread
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scorcher

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Sat, 12 July 08 08:11

A fine tribute to keep the ships memory alive as well as those four brave warriors.
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