Kōrero: Shipbuilding

Riveting a minesweeper (1 o 3)

Riveting a minesweeper

Steel minesweeping trawlers represented the peak of New Zealand’s wartime shipbuilding. They were able to sweep mines, hunt submarines and escort convoys, and were mostly built at Port Chalmers, the country’s centre of steel shipbuilding. Fletcher Construction took over the Port Chalmers shipyard Stevenson & Cook in 1942, and rapidly established an entirely new yard at Boiler Point to build the sweepers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: PAColl-5926-42
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5504/riveting-a-minesweeper (accessed 26 February 2024)

He kōrero nā Gavin McLean, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jul 2015