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The ship Opawa

Reference Number: 1/2-046244-G

The ship `Opawa' at Eckfords Wharf, Blenheim. Photograph taken by Sydney Charles Smith.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ship portraits, related to Opawa (Ship. 1906-1927), Eckfords Wharf, Ships and Wharves - New Zealand - Nelson-Marlborough Region.

Part of:
Smith, Sydney Charles, 1888-1972 : Photographs of New Zealand, Reference Number PA-Group-00242 (1258 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The `Opawa' was built in 1906 and weighed 7202 tons gross. She was operated by the New Zealand Shipping Company between 1906 and 1927. 1927-1934 Norwegian owned, renamed Antarctic; 1934-1936 Japanese owned, renamed Antarctic Maru; 1936-1943 Japanese owned, renamed Tonan Maru. Torpedoed off coast of Annam, November 1943.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service387. Opawa(PFP-002750)

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