Makeover for model ship

SHABNAM DASTGHEIB
Last updated 11:24 20/08/2012
Pamir
Kent Blechynden

The Pamir ship replica at The Musuem of Wellington City and Sea will undergo a $2000 refurbishment.

Pamir
Kent Blechynden
The real Pamir was a major feature in Wellington's harbour during the war.

Relevant offers

Capital Life

Wellington's Pacific Music Awards finalists bring sunshine to the capital High St to home: Maranui Cafe Gymastics coach has helped thousands of Wainui kids Mr Versatility: George Martin, the sportsman who could do it all Great War Exhibition temporary exhibition shows the effect of WWI on the injured Paella-a-plenty: Wellington foodies in heaven at The Food Show Leah McFall: And that's a no from me Us Two: Author Joy Cowley and illustrator Philip Webb Student film 'Shelter' about the importance of friendship wins Roxy5 film competition New Zealand hairdresser of the year wins for his collection of grungy styles

A model of a ship seized by New Zealand during World War II and now housed at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea will undergo a major refurbishment.

The four-metre long model of the Pamir, a four-masted barque (or sailing vessel), will be re-rigged and repaired over the next two weeks.

The real Pamir was a major feature in Wellington's harbour during the war. It was seized as a prize of war in 1941 while it was in port at Wellington.

The ship made commercial voyages and escaped close calls at sea during the war and was later used to transport grain. In 1957 the ship capsized in the Atlantic, only six survived from a crew of 86.

Museums Wellington director Brett Mason said the story of the Pamir was an ''intriguing example of Wellingtonians involvement in international maritime history''.

He said the refurbishment of the model was a chance to display other objects from the Pamir collection.

The refurbishment will cost about $2000.

While the model is being refurbished, a rope-work frame will be on display as well as a wreath to remember those who drowned when the Pamir capsized.

Contact Shabnam Dastgheib
Breaking news reporter
Email: shabnam.dastgheib@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @shab_d

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will you go to CubaDupa, the Cuba St carnival?

Yes, it looks like it'll be amazing!

I'll see what the weather does

No, it's basically just another community fair

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content