Monday, March 26, 2018

NZ Government ship 'Tutanekai"

Seen at the Clyde Quay wharf in Wellington in the 1900s and in Picton.

This was built by David J. Dunlop & Co. of Port Glasgow, Scotland, in 1896 as a cable layer and was also used as a government yacht. In 1931 she was partially stripped and scuttled off Wellington Heads in Cook Strait.

Tonnage: 811 grt; Length: 205.6 ft (62.6 metres); Breadth: 30.1 ft;  Power: 2 x T 3 cylinder (15.5, 25, 40 x 30 inches), 233 nautical hp, twin-screw.

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