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Northern Steam Ship Company

ROTOMAHANA     1890 - 1917

ROTOMAHANA  1890 - 1917 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum, Bill Laxon loan

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum, Bill Laxon loan

 

Built:

1876

Builder:

Fraser & Tinne, Auckland

Official Number:

75119

Tonnage:

183 gross

Type:

Steamer

Entered Fleet:

1890

Left Fleet:

1917

Career:

1876 built for Geo. Fraser
1888 sold to M.T. Clayton of Auckland
1888-90 run by New Zealand Insurance Co., Auckland.
1890 sold to H. Worsop of Auckland
1890 sold to Northern Steam Ship Company. Renovated and used on the Thames run.
1896 Transferred to the Coromandel run
1911 May 28 ran aground on Motuihe Island in bad fog
1914 laid up Auckland
1917 broken up at Auckland and hull sold to McCallum Bros. Later towed to Patiki Island and hull sunk to form a wharf.
1999 remains of hull still visible.

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