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Northern Steam Ship Company

KAITUNA     1906 - 1927

KAITUNA  1906 - 1927 Photograph: Tauranga Museum
KAITUNA at Tauranga.
Photograph: Tauranga Museum

 

Built:

1906

Builder:

Not Known

Tonnage:

8

Type:

Entered Fleet:

1906

Left Fleet:

1927

Career:

1906 Built to improve the feeder service between Maketu in the Bay of Plenty, and the river port of Canaan Landing. Union oil engine, giving a speed of 7.5 knots.
1913 around this date was kept at Tauranga and running a twice weekly passenger and cargo service to Katikati.
1917 back in Auckland for general tender work.
1922 given a new engine built locally by J. Adams.
1927 sold to Compton & Morrison and renamed LONE STAR.
1928 Dec 19 caught fire off Narrow Neck, and almost totally destroyed by the time her remains drifted ashore on the rocks under North Head, Auckland.

Acknowledgements:

Many of the above details taken from an article by W.A. Laxon in New Zealand Marine News Vol.50 No.4 2002.

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