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posted 8 Mar 2017, 19:00 by OC Web   [ updated 8 Mar 2017, 19:01 ]

 

 

 
 
The Maheno was a Union Steam Ship vessel that was converted to a Hospital ship in 1915. She became the most well known ship of that period, surviving the war and converted back to a passenger ship afterwards. It can still be visited as a wreck on Fraser Island.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  The ss Aparima was a ship owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand and during WW1 became His Majesties New Zealand Transport vessel number 46, and also a cadet ship in which many were lost when she was torpedoed off the English coast in 1917.
The painting shows her outbound from New Zealand with extra housing for troops and horses, hence the erected canvas vents feeding into the holds.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  The HMS Wahine was owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand as a passenger ship, and converted in UK to a minelayer in WW1 as shown. She laid 11,378 mines during this period. She survived the war, was converted back to a passenger ship and then converted again in WW2 to a Troop carrier surviving again and back to passenger ship in peacetime on the overnight Inter island service to Lyttelton from Wellington. In 1951 she was again used as troop carrier this time for the Korean war for Australia but grounded at Masella Reef near Darwin and was declared a total loss on August 15th.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  The ss Marquette was built in Glasgow in 1897. One of five sisters for the Atlantic Transport Line (USA). She was sold to the Red Star Line who operated her between 1905 to 1914. She then became a troop carrier for the British and was acquired back to the ownership of the Atlantic Transport Line. On October 25th 1915 she was torpedoed by German U boat U35 off Greece and sunk taking with her many souls including a contingent of New Zealand nurses. The painting shows her in her Atlantic Transport colours.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
         


   

 

 

 

The HMS Queen Mary was considered to be the champion gunnery at the Battle of Jutland, however in the end she succumbed to heavy shell fire during the fierce battle on May 30th 1916. The German ships Seydlitz and Derfflinger concentrated fire power on her and at 16.26 hrs she blew up taking with her 1,266 officers and men. The painting shows her at her prime at earlier engagements in WW1.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  The ss Marama was a passenger ship owned by the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand that was converted to a Hospital ship during WW1. Like the ss Maheno, she was acquired to assist in the movements of wounded from the battlefields to safety for recuperation. She returned to passenger services after the war ended following her return to New Zealand.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  HMS New Zealand. Battle of Jutland. May 30th 1916.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00
  In 1911 the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand purchased the former ss 'Port Kingston' from Elder Dempster Line and renamed her ss 'Tahiti'. She worked a passenger service to and from Sydney to San Francisco via Wellington and Tahiti. In August 1914 she was converted into a troop ship at Port Chalmers and sailed with a contingent of servicemen on October 16th 1914 as His Majesty's Transport ship number 4, bound for Egypt. She also carried the transport ship number 25 later in the war. The paintings shows her departing New Zealand waters with the troops enjoying the peaceful sun rise over New Zealand, before heading into the storm of war.

Oil on canvas panel
Size 12x24" (with gold leaf frame). Price $850.00