HMS Wahine during the First World War

HMS Wahine as part of the 1st Mine-laying Squadron during the First World War. The dazzle camouflage was not designed to conceal. Instead it broke up the ship’s profile, making it hard for an enemy submarine commander to estimate its size, type and bearing.

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AnonymousBruce Mai

Posted: 12 May 2017

Trademe has a beautiful painting of the Waihine by WW ( Wally ) Trickett ( Listing #: 1322658975

Alan

Posted: 28 Dec 2010

My Grand father served on the Wahine. I am trying to find out information on the ship and his role. Where do I begin? Thank you in anticipation

david stephenson

Posted: 23 Nov 2008

Hello my grandad Herbert Stephenson served on HMS Wahine and was awarded the DSM on 2nd noveember 1917.He was mentioned in dispatches 28th Feb 1917 gazette issue 29947 and ended his naval carreer in 1932 as CEA1 The DSM is 1 of a group of 5 medals.I have the letters from the Admiralty,service records,photographs,and postcards,on my office wall I have a framed panoramic view of the bund shanghai,over 5 feet long,with 4 british ships one being the wahine.