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Maheno
The hospital ship T.S.S. Maheno arriving in Wellington in December 1915 with wounded troops from Gallipoli.
Watercolour (720 x 500)mm.

The Maheno was built in 1905 on the Clyde at the yard of William Denny & Bros for the Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand to run in the Vancouver, Sydney, Auckland service.  She measured 5,323 tons gross and was the first turbine vessel to cross the Pacific.   During the First World War she was employed as a New Zealand hospital ship.  Subsequent to the war she was placed in the inter-colonial trade until, in 1935 she was sold to the Japanese to be broken up.  While under tow off the Queensland coast she ran into a hurricane, broke her tow and went ashore on Fraser Island.