What happened to this ship?
Answer. HMNZS South Sea Converted Trawler. Sank 19 Dec 1942 at 0920 after being hit by the inter-island ferry Wahine off Pt Halswell, Wellington, at 0834. One rating slightly injured and two thrown overboard who were subsequently rescued. The captain of the South Sea had caused it to cross the course of the Wahine. Wahine’s bow was damaged but she continued on to Lyttelton three hours later after having her hull inspected by a diver.