© P&O Heritage Collection
'OTAKI fighting to the last'
Artist/Photographer: Stanley PELLETT
Medium: Oil on canvas
OTAKI in action against the German surface raider MOEWE as she sank on 10 March 1917 during WW1. The Commander of MOEWE later recalled: 'Our situation is far from happy; the enemy lies there, refusing to sink, and firing shot after shot... Half an hour later, hammered and torn by our guns, but still firing, she sinks beneath the waves'.
Featured Ship: OTAKI (1908)
Shipping Line: NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING COMPANY LTD.