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  1. Port Hunter (IV) 1922-42

    Port Hunter (IV) 1922-42

    'Port Hunter' taken at Wellington Jubilee Drydock on 12.4.1941 Built: 1922 by Workman, Clark and Co, Belfast Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Tonnage: 8,308grt 1942: Torpedoed and sunk by U582, 11.7.1942.
  2. Port Darwin (II), 1918-49

    Port Darwin (II), 1918-49

    Port Darwin (II) at Cape Town Built: 1918 by Workman, Clark & Co, Belfast Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Tonnage: 8,179grt 1949: Broken up at Barrow.
  3. Port Wellington (I) 1924

    Port Wellington (I) 1924

    Port Wellington (I) Built: 1924 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 7,868grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Captured by German raider 'Pinguin', 30.11.1940 and sunk on 1.12.1940.
  4. Port Wellington (I) 1924

    Port Wellington (I) 1924

    Port Wellington (I) Built: 1924 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 7,868grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Captured by German raider 'Pinguin', 30.11.1940 and sunk on 1.12.1940.
  5. Port Victor (II) 1910

    Port Victor (II) 1910

    Port Victor (II) Built: 1910 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 7,280grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line 1910: Built as 'Muritai' for Tyser Line 1916: R/n 'Port Victor', C and D 1935: Broken up at Bo'ness.
  6. Port Townsville (I), 1935-41

    Port Townsville (I), 1935-41

    Port Townsville (I) Built: 1935 Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend Tonnage: 8,070grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Bombed by a/c 3.3.1941, and sank 4.3.1941.
  7. Port Townsville (I), 1935-41

    Port Townsville (I), 1935-41

    Port Townsville (I) Built: 1935 Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend Tonnage: 8,070grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Bombed by a/c 3.3.1941, and sank 4.3.1941.
  8. Port Sydney (I) 1914

    Port Sydney (I) 1914

    Port Sydney (I) Built: 1914 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 9,136grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line 1914: Built as 'Star od England' 1916: R/n 'Port Sydney' 1948: Broken up at Preston. Photo by J.Clarkson of Preston.
  9. Port Nicholson (II) 1919 at Auckland

    Port Nicholson (II) 1919 at Auckland

    Photo of 'Port Nicholson' (II) taken at Auckland c.1930's, in standard Port Line livery by then, instead of the previous dull grey overall. M.Bond was a well-known ship photographer in Auckland from c.1930 to c.1960(anyone know anything about him?). Port Nicholson (II) Built: 1919 Hawthorn Leslie, H
  10. Port Nicholson (II) 1919

    Port Nicholson (II) 1919

    A rather faded shot of 'Port Nicholson' in Wellington Harbour, c.1920's taken by local ship photographer J.Dickie. Port Nicholson (II) Built: 1919 Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn Tonnage: 8,402grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by U87, 16.6.1942.
  11. Port Melbourne (II) 1914

    Port Melbourne (II) 1914

    Port Melbourne (II) Built: 1914 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 9.152grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line 1914: Built as 'Star of Victoria' for JP Corry and Co 1916: Became 'Port Melbourne' of C and D 1948: Broken up at Blyth.
  12. Port Hunter (1922-42)

    Port Hunter (1922-42)

    Port Hunter Built: 1922 by Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn Tonnage: 8,423grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line Fate: Torpedoed and sunk by U582, 11.7.1942.
  13. Port Hobart (I) 1925-40

    Port Hobart (I) 1925-40

    Port Hobart (I) Built: 1925 by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson, Wallsend Tonnage: 7,448grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line 1940: Sunk by gunfire, 'Admiral Scheer', 24.11.1940.
  14. Port Chalmers (III)

    Port Chalmers (III)

    Port Chalmers (III) Built: 1907 Workman Clark, Belfast Tonnage: 6,534grt Owners: Commonwealth and Dominion Line(pre-Port Line) 1907: Built as Whakakura for Tyser Line 1916: Port Chalmers (C and D) 1926: Norge 1940: Sunk by a/c torpedo, 21.12.1940.
  15. Hawkes Bay (II)

    Hawkes Bay (II)

    Bought at collectables fair recently. Probably issued during 1914, when Tyser Line incorporated into Commonwealth and Dominion Line. Message on back reads: 'Dear Willie, Just a line to let you know that I am thinking about you. I hope you are doing well at school. Always do as your mamma tells you.
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