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Wahine, Masela Island

Wahine, Masela Island

Ran aground on Masela Island at about 0530 , 15/8/51.

570 ( some sources say 575 ) New Zealand 'K' Force troops plus 80 crew.

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A excellent set of photos - great that they have survived all these years !!
A sad end to a ship which served during WW1 and served her owners the Union Steam Ship Co, NZ Ltd from 1913 - 51.
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Emmanuel
 

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What an awesome set of photos.They are most informative and helpful to research for a painting I am preparing of her.
thanks

Martin
 

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The photos are excellent but I was completely ignorant as to what was happening here until I found this :-

http://www.nzmaritime.co.nz/wahine1.htm
 

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