Story: Shipbuilding

Trawlers for aid (3rd of 3)

Trawlers for aid

Shipbuilding quickly wound down after the Second World War, although several vessels were finished for civilian use and a few new craft were to be used for relief work. This photograph shows three trawlers taking shape at Mason Brothers’ Auckland yard in March 1947. The boats were for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, and were typical of the smaller craft built after the war.

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Museum of Wellington City and Sea
Reference: 1214/79
Photograph by Sparrow Industrial Pictures Ltd

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jul 2015