Mystery Launch 30/01/2014 + 200,000 Views

Mystery Launch 30/01/2014  + 200,000 Views

Mystery Launch 30/01/2014

photo ex Simon Smith

The caption on this brilliant photo says ‘Mansion House Bay, Kawau, Christmas Day 1934. Looking to ID the launch & if possible the people in the tender, have to love the bloke relaxing with the pipe while his partner rows the four of them ashore – those were the days 🙂

I sent way to long last night trying to ID her – every time I thought I was close , the 10/11 windows on the tram top threw me.

More than likely this is the same boat??

UNKNOWN c 1940sUNKNOWN c 1948

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6 thoughts on “Mystery Launch 30/01/2014 + 200,000 Views

  1. Harold, I’m sure your image is the same boat — & I of course have another 2,– they must have had a lot of beer on her or something because everyone seemed to have taken a photo of her, but now none of us know who she is — intriguing????!!!!

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  2. There was another image of this same launch in an earlier post. I commented it was like ALOHA;, other suggestions were NGAIO and a FLEETWING development (use those as search words). I think we do need a central register of launches (or at least the major ones). Trouble is, unlike yachts, they tended to change every 5 years or so, or with every change of owner, so it would be a nightmare.

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  3. I have 2 photos of what I beleive to be the same boat in my “Henry & Alma Allen” collection, — (I have sent these to Alan (H) ) — so I sure hope someopne can I D her as obviously she was popular with at least 2 boating identies of that general era. – KEN RICKETTS

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