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The Puriri Disaster

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By Ben Gibbs

Paperback | English

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Ben Gibbs tells the story of the loss of the Nelson-owned motor vessel Puriri, the only ship destroyed by enemy action in New Zealand territorial waters during the second world war.

At the outbreak of war the Royal Navy (New Zealand Division) was in dire need of auxiliary vessels and experienced seamen to operate them. Small merchant ships and their crews were often requisitioned for military purposes. Puriri was one of these, requisitioned by the Navy in November 1940 and fitted out as a minesweeper.

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ISBN
9780473345563
Dimensions
159 × 224 mm
Format
Paperback | 58 pages
Publication Date
1/12/2015
Publisher
Ben Gibbs
Language
English
Printed by
The CopyPress

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