Shipwreck Waitangi (H19)

Shipwreck of the SS Waitangi, Patea breakwater beach.

GPS: -39.772291 174.488886

Good article written about the SS Waitangi, about 7 months after I had first visited the wreck.

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2012/10/shipwreck-fans-play-in-the-sand-at-patea/

Patea Shipwreck Waitangi overview

Patea Shipwreck Waitangi overview

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Nice graffiti on the Patea Beach carpark lifesaving building.

Nice graffiti on the Patea Beach carpark lifesaving building.

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The shipwreck remains of the SS Waitangi.  Wrecked in 1923, but not uncovered on this beach since the late 1970s.

The shipwreck remains of the SS Waitangi. Wrecked in 1923, but not uncovered on this beach since the late 1970s.

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Hurry to visit the wreck of the SS Waitangi before the ever-moving black sands cover it over again. Jan 2012 photo.

Hurry to visit the wreck of the SS Waitangi before the ever-moving black sands cover it over again. Jan 2012 photo.

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SS Waitangi shipwreck, 1923 photo from Hockensnapshot website

SS Waitangi shipwreck, 1923 photo from Hockensnapshot website

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The SS Waitangi, NZ's BEST shipwreck remains, now that the Hydrabad has sank into the sands near Levin.

The SS Waitangi, NZ’s BEST shipwreck remains, now that the Hydrabad has sank into the sands near Levin.

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Rusted boiler of the SS Waitangi steamship, with the Patea breakwater in the background.

Rusted boiler of the SS Waitangi steamship, with the Patea breakwater in the background.

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Shipwrecks book article about the Waitangi shipwreck

Shipwrecks book article about the Waitangi shipwreck

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View of the Waitangi wreck and Patea breakwater from the clifftop view area.

View of the Waitangi wreck and Patea breakwater from the clifftop view area.

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A rusted old ring on the delapidated Patea breakwater

A rusted old ring on the delapidated Patea breakwater

4 Responses to “Shipwreck Waitangi (H19)”

  1. thomaslara1 Says:

    they are amazing photos 🙂

  2. Amy Says:

    does anyone know if the wreck is still visible?

  3. bettyl - NZ Says:

    Yes, just saw it a couple months ago.

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