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Northern Steam Ship Company

CLAYMORE     1908 - 1940

CLAYMORE  1908 - 1940 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

 

Built:

1902

Builder:

Murdoch & Murray, Port Glasgow

Official Number:

115188

Tonnage:

210 gross as built. 258 gross after 1910

Type:

Steamer

Entered Fleet:

1908

Left Fleet:

1940

Career:

1902 built for W.A. McGregor of Auckland. Travelled to New Zealand mainly under sail as a brigantine.
1905 sold to Settlers S.S. Co., Auckland.
1905 December 23rd collided with and sank the KAPANUI with the loss of 5 lives.
1907 sold to Wm.J. Parker and Jas Smith, Auckland.
1908 sold to Northern Steam Ship Company.
1910 cut in half and lengthened.
1938 laid up.
1940 used as a salvage vessel working on the recovery of bullion from the NIAGARA, which was mined outside Whangarei.
1940 taken over by the Navy and used as a Boom Defence Vessel. Laid up at Devonport Naval Base.
1953 broken up at Auckland.

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