Janie Seddon Ship Wreck

6 July 2019 | Photography, Travel

The wreck of the Janie Seddon ship lies off the coast of Motueka, South Island, New Zealand. The ship was a twin screw steamer built in Scotland in 1901 for the New Zealand government as a military vessel. On completion she sailed through the Mediterranean, through the Suez canal and across the Indian Ocean arriving in Wellington in 1902.

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She spent most of her life around Wellington Harbour, and served in both World Wars as an examination vessel and mine layer.

After the war she worked as a fishing ship in Motueka until she became stranded and to this day lies slowly rusting away where she was stranded.

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