Scuttled wreck of the Awhina. 1936
The Awhina was built in 1884 at Auckland New Zealand.
135 tons gross, 100 ft long x 21.2 ft x 10.4 ft
Draught of 10 feet. 5 inches.
The New Zealand Herald of 5th December 1885 states: Clear deck space was left fore and aft with commodious cabins so that she was suitable for excursion purposes, while intended for towing.
After 50 years of service in NZ, then the port of Fremantle and finaly Albany she was moored at the town jetty where apon she took on water and partialy sunk. After being refloated she was towed out to Gull Rock where a charge was set and exploded afterwhich she was liberaly sprinkled in tar & oil and set alight.
So interesting it was worth reading twice... :-))
Very intresting picture and story!!!
Thanks Stuart, there is a lot more to the story in the book : Maritime Albany Remembered.
I might add more of this influential boats history if I dont get RSI..:)
Hello MOON71, thanks for the visit & comment.
Cheers from Australia..
Interesting photo! Like. With friendly regards, Tasha.
You can say that again! Interesting..
G-Day and hello Tasha & Jock, I do like Albany's wreck history.. :)
LOL....well I read it twice twice :-)) Love your photo GG!
Very nice and interesting photo. Thanks for sharing the info on it also.
Very beautiful! beautiful color of the sea L
Thanks for passing by Spence & Gosiu. Regards to all from down in Australia.. :)
Delicious pic, congratulations!
Ciao from Italia!
Very nice photo Like and favorite
Michele and Nenad, many thanks for the visit.. :) Thanks to all!
Very nice photo! Like!
Really well composed mate, interest in both foreground and background, nice shot LIKE
Thanks Lee, cheers
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Photo taken in Gull Rock Rd, Nanarup WA 6330, Australia
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