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S.S. Maheno

Monday, December 1st, 2008
S.S. Maheno

The wreck of the S.S. Maheno on Fraser Island, Australia.

The Maheno has a long history, stretching back to 1905 when it was built in Scotland to be used as a luxury liner for travel between Australia and New Zealand.  It served in the first world war as a hospital ship, and then was converted back to a luxury liner after the war.  In 1935 it was declared outdated and was being towed to Japan for scrap.  Along the way it encountered a cyclone and washed ashore where it remains to this day.