On This Day

17 June

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1905 Mahronda


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The 7,630-ton cargo ship Mahronda (Yard No. 369) was launched from Slipway No. 4 at the south end of Queen's Island today for T. & J. Brocklebank, Liverpool.

The picture shows the vessel sailing under the name Uniwaleco and operated by the South African business Union Whaling Co. Ltd., Durban.

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1941 TLC 102

The 258-ton landing craft tank TLC 102 (Yard No. 1130) and TLC 103 (Yard No. 1131) were both launched from Slipway No. 12 in the Musgrave Yard today for the Admiralty.