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Photographer:Gary Markham [View profile]Title:LYTTELTONAdded:Jun 16, 2009
Captured:January 10, 2005IMO:5215519Hits:722
Location:Lyttelton, New Zealand
Photo Category: Steam Ships (Operating and Preserved)
Lyttelton Preservation Society's steam tug Lyttelton returning to it's namesake port after a public cruise excursion around Banks Peninsula, NZ-9 January 05

Originally built as the Canterbury at Port Glasgow, the vessel departed the Clyde under her own power on 2 June 1907 eventually arriving at Lyttelton on 10 September that year after a 12000 mile voyage via the Suez canal, which had just opened.

During a long career she has escorted early Antarctic expedition ships out of Lyttelton harbour, including Ernest Shackleton's Nimrod
Vessel Identification
Former name(s):
- Canterbury (period Unknown)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Tug
Gross tonnage:287 tons
Summer DWT:41 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1907
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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