00560 (350) 02-10-1972 Australian National Line Princess of Tasmania - out of service - South Wharf, Yarra River, (Garden City) Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
ID No 00560 (350) photographed by John Ward on the date of 1972-10-02 using a 35mm camera producing a colour positive in slide format, then scanned and digitized. Australian National Line Princess of Tasmania - out of service - South Wharf, Yarra River, (Garden City) Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
M.V.PATEENA Ship No 464 The motor vessel PATEENA was another fine vessel ordered by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, She was 2200 GRT, with a length between perpendiculars of 250 feet and a beam of 43 feet, with a design draught of 17 feet and 6 inches. She was launched on 7th of November 1958 Sold after 17 years service in New Zealand and broken up 8 years later.
M.V.POOLTA Ship No 465 Last of the ships built for the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, the end of an era really. She was 2200 tons with a length B.P. of 250 feet and a beam of 43 feet with design draft of 17 feet and 6 inches. She was the last of the Leith Built Ships for the Union Steamship Company of N.Z. Launched on 13th of May 1959. Sister ship to Pateena and slightly smaller than Kaitoa built by the leith shipbuilders 2 years earlier. Both ships were redundant a few years after…
Tasmanian ferry Taroona
Devonport's Maritime Museum has models of several of the ferries that ran across Bass Strait between Melbourne and the ports of northern Tasmania. The Taroona was built in 1935 and worked the stormy crossing until the first roll-on roll-off ferry (the Princess of Tasmania) took over in 1959. The 24 year old Taroona saw further service in the Mediterranean for another 11 years. After years of lay-up it was dismantled in 1989. [S 5505]