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MAHENO

The MAHENO was built by Wm. Denny & Bro.,Dumbarton, Scotland in 1905 for the Union Steam Ship Co trans - Tasman passenger service.
During WW1 she was converted to a hospital ship and served from 1915 -19. She is seen here berthed at Port Chalmers on 25 April 1916. In 1935 and after 30 years of service she ran aground on Fraser Island , north of Brisbane while under tow to Japan for breaking up and would have probably become part of Japan's Imperial ambitions in the form of steel for the war machine.

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My absolutely favourite ship, I have a number of photos of her including some of her launch.
 

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In the background is the Antarctic exploration vessel "Aurora" and the tug "Dunedin" which had towed her into port on 3 April from a position near the Snares Islands.
 

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