NZ troop ships leaving for Samoa

New Zealand First World War transports Moeraki and Monowai leaving Wellington for German Samoa on 15 August, 1914.

The transport ships were converted merchant steamers. Before leaving New Zealand waters they were joined by three cruisers of the Royal Navy's New Zealand Division: HMS Psyche, Pyramus and Philomel.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MNZ-2234-1/4
Photographer: Alfred John Tattersall
Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image

How to cite this page: 'NZ troop ships leaving for Samoa', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 29-Jul-2014

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