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Northern Steam Ship Company

WAKATERE     1896 - 1929

WAKATERE  1896 - 1929 Photograph: Auckland War Memorial Museum

Photograph: Auckland War Memorial Museum

 

Built:

1896

Builder:

Napier, Shanks & Bell, Yoker, Dumbartonshire

Official Number:

102288

Tonnage:

441 gross

Type:

Paddle steamer

Entered Fleet:

1896

Left Fleet:

1929

Career:

1889 built for Northern Steam Ship Company Ltd. Employed on Thames run and excursion work. She could carry 1,500 passengers, with cabins for 375.
1926 laid up
1929 sold to J.E. Appleton, Auckland and converted to a shingle barge.
1933 broken up at Auckland.

More Information:

There is a 1.3m long builder's half-model of the WAKATERE in the New Zealand National Maritime Museum in Auckland.

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