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Predicate Object Unknown Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2004x2.15 2004-10-29T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-06-22T05:06:37.147Z 70 trophies/wars Turkish Pontoon Barge, captured Suez Canal, 1915, WW1 Sent to New Zealand as part of War Trophy collection. See collection file correspondence from Ken Wright dated 26 May 1999 - "18 Turkish pontoons were captured whilst attempting a crossing of the Suez canal on the 3rd February 1915. The 12th Nelson Company [part of the 'Canterbury' Regiment] under the command of Major Brereton, were involved in the capture of the pontoons. On 12th July 1915, a pontoon arrived in Nelson as a gift to the Nelson City Council, from the NZ Government under General Sir John Maxwell's recommendation, in recognition of the 12th's role in its capture". Turkish Pontoon Barge, captured Suez Canal, 1915, WW1 zinc plated sheet iron, wood plank across stern markings: Siegener Akt. Gesellschaft / fur / Eisenkonstruktion / Bruckenbau a Verzinkerei / Geisweid Kr. Siegen Nr. 813A / 1913 barge, pontoon
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