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Northern Steam Ship Company

TUHOE     1945 - 1961

TUHOE  1945 - 1961 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

 

Built:

1919

Builder:

G.T. Niccol, Auckland

Official Number:

136875

Tonnage:

186 gross

Type:

Auxiliary Schooner

Entered Fleet:

1945

Left Fleet:

1961

Career:

1919 built for Northern Steam Ship Company.
1942 sold to N.Z. Government for service in the Pacific.
1945 sold to Northern Steam Ship Company.
1961 sold to T. Eckford & Company, Blenheim.
1963 owned by Kaiapoi Shipping Company and running between Kaiapoi and Napier.
Converted to line fishing vessel but declared unseaworthy and laid up at Kaiapoi.
Converted to floating art gallery and hand-craft exhibition centre.
1981 vessel restored.
2001 owned by M.V.Tuhoe Preservation Society, Kaiapoi. Runs cruises on the Kaiapoi and Waimakariri Rivers.

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