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Northern Steam Ship Company

GAEL     1908 - 1931

GAEL  1908 - 1931 Photograph: New Zealand National Martime Museum

Photograph: New Zealand National Martime Museum

 

Built:

1904

Builder:

C. Bailey Jnr., Auckland

Official Number:

118965

Tonnage:

83 gross

Type:

Steamer

Entered Fleet:

1908

Left Fleet:

1931

Career:

1904 built for W.A. McGregor for the Mangawai run.
1905 sold to Settlers Company.
1908 taken over by Northern Steam Ship Company.
1927 laid up.
1931 sold to South Westland Shipping Company and converted to a motor ship.
1941 January 28th chartered as H.M.S. GAEL.
1941 April 27th returned to South Westland Shipping Company.
1948 sold to Southern Cross Shipping Company.
1952 April 18th wrecked on Beef Barrel Rocks on passage Motueka to Nelson. No loss of life.

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