SS Mahia

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Name SS Mahia
Builder/Built 1917 Workman Clark
Type passenger / cargo (refrigerated) ship
Displacement 7,900 tons
Speed 14 knots


Built or Shaw, Savill & Albion Line. Sister ship to Pakeha. Fire and explosion 7 Aug 1947 at Victoria Dock in Melbourne leaving 3 crew members dead. To extinguish the fire the rear holds of the ship had to be deliberately flooded and then patched so she could be pumped out and refloated.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 4 June - 17 July 1919