What's New - recent updates to ship's histories

August 8 2002

First pages now in new format. http://www.nzmaritime.co.nz/hinemoa1946/index.htm

August 7 2002

Site News: In July a new Site Administrator was appointed responsibility for the site. Brendon Tarrant who also adminsters two other maritime sites agreed to work on the Maritime Record site. Work has now begun on reformatting. Please let us know of any problems and suggestions by e-mail 

January 21

Belle Isle     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

Flying Squirrel     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

Frank Guy     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

Kennedy     Two expandable images of the 1864 West Coast Gold fields steamer.

La Plata     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

Orcades     Five new images, including an early poster and an expandable aerial photograph of the liner at Sydney.

Oriana     A 1961 sailing schedule, a 1970 brochure for cruises to Mexico and the Caribbean and images of three souvenir match books from the liner.

Orion     Expandable images of a souvenir bookmark from the maiden voyage and a photograph of her at Wellington in October, 1936.

Oronsay     Five new images, including an artist's impression of the "new" liner and a 1956 brochure for European cruises to and from the West Coast of North America via the Panama Canal and Trinidad.

The Queen     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

Waiwera     Further information from Steven McLachlan relating to the Lyttelton hulk.

January 19
Belle Isle     Three expandable images taken in the 1980's of the hulk of the 1857 Bristol built sailing vessel.

Darra     Four expandable images taken in the 1980's of the hulk of the 1865 clipper.

Dominion Monarch     A photograph of the Writing Room.

Earnslaw     A line drawing of the Starboard elevation. In conjunction with Fiordland Travel Ltd. (her owners), we are currently restoring a set of plans of the historic vessel. Copies will be available to collectors and model makers and will comprise eight A3 pages and be to a scale of 1:96.

Edwin Fox     Four hand-coloured engravings from the 1870's depicting embarkation at London and life aboard for emigrants to New Zealand.

Frank Guy     A newspaper photograph of her berthed as a coal hulk at Lyttelton and two expandable images from the early 1980's of the beached hulk of the 1875 three masted schooner.

Hinemoa     (1946)     Ten images from the Vickers Armstrong Archive at the Dock Museum, Barrow-on-Furness, Cumbria.

Kennedy     A newly added history: the sixty-five year career of the West Coast Gold fields steamer of 1864 ended on the Bar of the Wairau River near Blenheim, where her hulk can still be seen today.

La Plata     Two expandable images, taken in the 1980's, of the hulk of the 1863 Norwegian barque.

Lyttelton     An expandable image taken in the 1980's of the hulk of the Lyttelton harbour steam launch.

Mataroa     Image of the Fares and Sailing schedule for 1933.

Maunganui     Image of a 1932 Union Line brochure for voyages to Tahiti.

Mullogh     A newspaper photograph from 1928 and six expandable images taken in the 1980's of Lyttelton's most significant hulk.

Northern Star     An image of a circular coloured enamel insignia from the liner and bearing the Shaw Savill house flag.

Queen Mary 2     Work begins on world's biggest ocean liner: 694 days to delivery.  Initial sailing programme announced, reservation requests now being accepted.

Rangatira     (1931)     Three images from the Vickers Armstrong Archive at the Dock Museum, Barrow-on-Furness, Cumbria. Images of a pair of first class passenger tickets from April, 1948.

The Queen     Four expandable images taken in the 1980's. Other than her current location at the ship's graveyard on Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour, nothing is yet known about this wooden sailing vessel.

Union Steam Ship Company Memorabilia     A pair of photographs of an egg cup bearing an image of a yet to be identified company passenger steamer (Rangatira of 1863?), circa 1875.

Waiwera     An expandable image taken in the 1980's has been added to the Current Research page. Other than her current location at the ship's graveyard on Quail Island in Lyttelton Harbour, nothing else is yet known about this vessel.

January 17
Maui Pomare     Deck plans of the vessel added to the site.

May Queen     Ten new log entries from the Otago Witness newspaper for the period 1869 - 1873.

Vessels currently under research     This new section includes details and images of ships that are currently being researched. It begins with the 1906 cargo-passenger liner Adolf Woermann and includes the still existent 1899 lake steamer Chauncy Maples, the auxiliary schooner Eva of 1904, the Lion's Whelp, a three-masted pinnace of 1628, the last surviving Banks Peninsula steamer Monica of 1909, the Lyttelton schooner Ocean Bird, the 1863 steam ship Rangatira and the 1938 engines-aft coaster Sumatra.

January 10
Ben Lomond     Photograph circa 1930, showing collision damage on the bow which remained until she was scuttled.

May Queen     Four new entries and three images.

Maui Pomare     The history of the New Zealand government motor vessel of 1927 (with 18 photographs).  Passenger ships with the engines aft are the most common configuration today, but probably the first such vessel was an ugly duckling built for the New Zealand government.

Oronsay     62 Log entries for 1967 to 1971.

Queen Mary 2     Details of the fresh water distilling and Grey water disposal machinery to be supplied to the new liner by Alfa Laval of Sweden.  London seminar; The Return of a Liner: Genesis of a Queen to be repeated by popular demand.

January 3
Alpine Lake Steamers     Expanded histories of the Lake Wakatipu Paddle Steamers Antrim of 1868, Mountaineer of 1879 and the Twin Screw Steamer Ben Lomond of 1872 have been added as individual pages to the site.

Dominion Monarch     New log entries for trooping movements in 1942.

Earnslaw     A further six images and more detailed specifications. The digital restoration of the original 1910 plans of the vessel is now underway. Copies to a scale of 1:96 will shortly be available to collectors and model makers.

Edwin Fox     Photograph of the Government Steamer Tutanekai and the Edwin Fox at the Picton wharf in October 1899.

Mikhail Lermontov     An exceptional photograph of the liner in her cruising livery from Nikolay Prikhodko in Russia.

Normandie     An expanded introduction and a photograph of the liner being towed to a repair berth at Brooklyn in January 1944.

Rangatira (1971)     Photograph of the vessel in the Dry Dock at Falmouth, July 1981.

Wai-iti     Two additions to the chronological sequence of sixteen digitally restored images of the Kaipara Harbour mishap and subsequent salvage.

December 20
Aranui     The history of the second Wellington to Picton rail ferry has been added to the site.

Earnslaw     Additions include the illustrated histories of the earlier Lake Wakatipu steamer Ben Lomond of 1872 and the paddle steamers Antrim (1868) and Mountaineer (1879).

Maui Pomare     Research has commenced on the history of the New Zealand government motor vessel of 1928.

Oriana     The World Ship Society reports that the liner is to be moved yet again. This time to the Chinese port of Dalian, having been sold for approximately US$4.5m. She is to be refitted to become a floating theme park, museum and banquet hall.

Queen Mary 2     Cunard announce a new 85,000 ton, Southampton based running mate for the Queen Mary 2.

December 13
Hinemoa (1947)     Three photographs of the Dining Saloon, Smoking Room and Bar.

Maori (1907)     Three log entries for 1913.

Maori (1953)     Three photographs of the public rooms.

Maunganui     Restored images of the vessel departing from Wellington and Lyttelton as an hospital ship, laid up at Piraeus and at Melbourne as the Cyrenia.  Log entries for 1913, 1941 and 1948-56.

Monowai     Five further illustrations and extensive additions to the text.

Orcades     Photograph of the Purser's officers, January 1963.

Rangatira (1890)     Expandable copies of Shaw Savill's profile and deck plans from 1893 to a scale of 1:384.

Rangatira (1930)     Restored photographs of the Dining Saloon and Smoking Room & Bar.

Wahine (1913)     A restored image of her leaving Wellington with Japanese diplomats in 1942 and three views of the 1936 collision with a Wellington wharf.  Substantial additions to the log for 1911-14, 1916, 1919, 1936, 1948, 1951 and 73 entries relating to trooping movements between 1941 and 1945.

December 6
Arcadia     Early postcard depicting the tourist class public rooms and a souvenir jig-saw of the liner at Aden.

Aurelia     Personal reminisce of a voyage from Southampton to Melbourne in the early 1960's and an image of the liner at Auckland in 1965 with disembarking migrants.

Lyttelton     An image of the steam launch by the landscape painter Jesse Hollobon with explanatory text.

Matua     Digitally restored images of the Lounge, Smoking Room and Dining Saloon and Second World War log entries added.

Maunganui     An artist's impression of the liner being broken up at Savona and Log entries for 1919 and 1928.

Monowai     The history of the trans-Tasman liner added to the Maritime Record.

Normandie     An artist's impression of the liner burning at New York.

Oronsay     Photograph: anchored in Hong Kong harbour.

Rangatira (1930)     Second World War log entries added.

Rangatira (1971)     Three photographs of the vessel laid up at Glasgow's Mavisbank Quay in October and November 1977 and a photograph of her at anchor in Port Stanley, October 1982.

Wahine (1913)     Photograph: berthed at Lyttelton in her earliest livery, with the tug Lyttelton in the foreground and First and Second World Wars service entries expanded.


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