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Scuttled wreck of the Awhina. 1936

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GasGasL€X on October 7, 2012

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.

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.

Stuart Smith on October 8, 2012

So interesting it was worth reading twice... :-))


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Monique van Dijk-Bee… on October 8, 2012

Very intresting picture and story!!!

Greetzz Moon

GasGasL€X on October 8, 2012

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..

Tasha378 on October 8, 2012

Interesting photo! Like. With friendly regards, Tasha.

jockswa on October 9, 2012

You can say that again! Interesting..

GasGasL€X on October 9, 2012

G-Day and hello Tasha & Jock, I do like Albany's wreck history.. :)

InTheBush on October 9, 2012

LOL....well I read it twice twice :-)) Love your photo GG!

spencer baugh on October 10, 2012

Very nice and interesting photo. Thanks for sharing the info on it also.

Małgorzata Grzywacz on October 10, 2012

Very beautiful! beautiful color of the sea L

GasGasL€X on October 10, 2012

Thanks for passing by Spence & Gosiu. Regards to all from down in Australia.. :)

Michele Miccoli on October 10, 2012

Delicious pic, congratulations!

YSL

Ciao from Italia!

Michele

Nenad Obradovic on October 15, 2012

Very nice photo Like and favorite

GasGasL€X on October 15, 2012

Michele and Nenad, many thanks for the visit.. :) Thanks to all!

khoi tranduc on October 29, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

GasGasL€X on November 4, 2012

Thanks Khoi!

Lee Gill on November 11, 2012

Really well composed mate, interest in both foreground and background, nice shot LIKE

GasGasL€X on December 7, 2013

Thanks Lee, cheers

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  • Uploaded on October 7, 2012
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    by GasGasL€X
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2012/10/07 17:32:08
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash

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