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|immen on Mar 11, 2006 12:23 (15 years ago)|
Former name: AUCKLANDER
Registered: LR60-61:52856 /LR66-67:503037
IMO 5030373 /(GBR)ON 199091
Loa:39,55m(35,97), B:10,85m(10,37, D:4,045m(4,58) (129'9"(118'0")x35'7"(34'0")x13'3.1/4"(15'0"))
Machinery: 2 scr, 2x T3cyl by shipbuilder, oil fired, 1762ihp total
1958: Built by "Fleming & Ferguson Ltd" at Paisley (GBR) (YN 784)
1958 -xx/03: delivered to "Auckland Harbour Board" at Auckland (NZL)(GBR flag, regd Auckland, ON 199091)
1961 -xx/11: L.R. class withdrawn
196x: (NZL flag, regd Auckland, ON 199091)
1986:To a NZL businessman Clem Griffiths, to be converted to restaurant at Wellington (NZL) and renaming TAPUHI II(intended to bring tug TAPUHI to NZL from Fiji, but abandoned in a backwater because not seaworthy)
1992 -xx/02: convertion completed, restaurant opened at Oriental Bay in Wellington (NZL)
2006: still in existence
Former Tug Aucklander - http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=199539
Proud tug in Duty - http://www.tugtalk.co.uk/images/2005/03/68073.jpg
|David Ford on Mar 11, 2006 06:51 (15 years ago)|
Isn't her 'name' actually 'Tapuhi II'?
In my opinion, she is only a pale caricature of her former self - the Auckland Harbour Board tug 'Aucklander', which in service was a really magnificent-looking vessel that always looked as though it meant Business !!
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