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Swallow 1879

Swallow 1879 SWALLOW, brigantine : Wrecked off East Head, at the entrance to Tory Channel, on June 28, 1879. The vessel left Lyttelton on June 26, bound for …

Koranui 1889

Koranui 1889 KORANUI, steamer : Totally wrecked on Peige Rocks, French Pass, on the morning of September 27, 1889. The Koranui was bound from Nelson to …

Gael 1952

Gael 1952 GAEL, motor vessel: On April 18, 1952, while bound from Motueka to Wellington with a cargo of 1,800 cases of apples, the Gael struck the …

Holmbank 1963

Holmbank 1963 HOLMBANK, motor vessel: A ship with a chequered history, the vessel ended her career of nearly 11 years on the New Zealand coast when on …

Cowan 1948

Cowan 1948 COWAN, steam trawler: When returning to Lyttelton from the fishing grounds on March 9, 1948, the steamer struck the Port Levy rocks at about 9.30 …

Canterbury 1878

Canterbury 1878 CANTERBURY, schooner : Totally wrecked in Tory Channel on March 4, 1878. The schooner was bound from Pelorus Sound to Wellington, and was blown …

Abel Tasman 1936

Abel Tasman 1936 ABEL TASMAN, steamer: Following heavy rain on July 17 and 18, 1936, there was a strong run in the Grey River, and this flood, combined with an …

Paku 1878

Paku 1878 PAKU, cutter: The vessel sailed from New Plymouth on June 30, bound for Onehunga, and was never seen or heard of again. On July 16 an oar marked …

Brothers 1868

Brothers 1868 BROTHERS, schooner : The vessel is officially recorded as having been sunk at Waiheke Island about 1868, but it is not known whether she was …

Waipu 1874

Waipu 1874 WAIPU, cutter: The heavy gale which swept Auckland Harbour on the night of February 7, 1874, also accounted for the loss of at least one small …

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