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.