Rawea Q06


Back in May 2014 Nathan Herbert sent in two photos of the 50’ Charles Bailey & Son built launch – Rawea and asked if we new anymore info on her – well 18 comments later we knew quite a lot + some good chat around how she was sunk on Feb 12th 1943 by a coastal freighter off Cape Brett whilst doing patrol work for the RNZN. Check out the link to read that story and more. https://waitematawoodys.com/2014/05/02/rawea/

Fast forward to the recent woodys picnic cruise to Stillwater / Weti River and one of the attendees, Buster Hill,  passed a couple of photo sheets onto Mark Edmonds, which then came my way – the above photos of Rawea were among the photos – brilliant to see the war crew aboard enjoying what appears to be a ’staged’ photo opportunity. FYI – when she sank, all the crew were rescued.

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  1. My wife’s father was the captain when she sank. He was below at the time with one of the crew on watch. He was court martialled. His war record states that he incurred the severe displeasure of the Naval Services Board over the loss of he vessel. He was then posted to Leander


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