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Northern Steam Ship Company

PAROTO     1914 - 1948

PAROTO  1914 - 1948 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

 

Built:

1914

Builder:

G.T. Niccol, Auckland

Official Number:

136852

Tonnage:

109 gross

Type:

Auxiliary Ketch

Entered Fleet:

1914

Left Fleet:

1948

Career:

1914 built for Northern Steam Ship Company.
1948 sold to Richardson & Company, Napier.
1949 sold to Collingwood Shipping Company of Nelson.
1950 Collingwood Shipping Company bought by Inter-Island Shipping Company. PAROTO altered to become a pure motorship. 124 gross tons.
1961 rebuilt and re-engined.
1966 ran aground at Point Gibson on Canterbury Coast on passage from Wellington to Kaiapoi. Ship sold for scrap.

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