MV Wanganella arriving Auckland 24/8/1963.
Taken from NZS's Remuera by a passenger.
Completed in 1931 by Harland & Wolff as Achimota for Elder Dempster , purchased direct from shipyard by Huddart Parker and renamed Wanganella.
1947 nearly lost when she ran aground on Barrett reef in
Wanganella at Milford Sound, 1933, during first year of service. I think that's Mitre Peak in the background. Launched for Elder Dempster in 1929 as 'Achimota', she was laid up after completion in 1931 after the collapse of the Kylsant shipping empire. Bought by Huddart Parker in 1932 for less than
All berths are occupied in this aerial view of the Auckland wharves, 12 December 1957.
The cutting identifies the Port Wyndham and Wanganella at Princes wharf (front) and next on Queens wharf the Dominion Monarch.
The other eleven vessels are not identified.
Seen here berthed at Princes wharf no 2/3 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on a world cruise.
Shot taken by: I think Rex Cox President of the Hobart Branch of the WSS and posted with his permisson. The image was given to me by Rex, he has written 1932 on the back of the image so I am not sure if he