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Yard No. 746
ss MAHENO



Yard Number 746 was named MAHENO when launched on Monday 19/06/1905 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for Union Steamship Company of New Zealand

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1905
Ship Type: Steamship
Ship's Role: Intercolonial passenger and cargo service Australia / New Zealand / Canada.
Tonnage: 5323 grt | 3318 nrt
Length: 400 feet
Breadth: 50 feet
Draught: (Depth 31 feet)

Owner History:
Union Steamship Company of New Zealand


Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Triple screw, steam turbines.
1914: Fitted with geared turbines and reduced to two screws.

She is recorded as having sank on 09/07/1935

Additional Information:
ON 117588.
1905: Delivered 29 September.
War service as Hospital Ship 30.
1935: Sank off Frazer Island, South Queensland when under tow to Japan for scrapping.
Remains can still be clearly seen and are a tourist attraction.

Photo supplied by Peter Stewart, from builder's souvenir book
Additional data by George Robinson
Previous update by Paul Strathdee