Pirate

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PIRATE

photos ex Keith Munro

I do not know much about her other than she was designed (& built?) by Leon Warne in 1939.

Pirate is a CYA vessel so someone should be able to join the dots for us 🙂

The above photos were taken at the 2014 Mahurangi Regatta

Harold Kidd Update

Actually she was designed and built by Leon Warne for Otto Sommer in 1939 (corrected) . Billy Rogers used to tell the story that he towed her hull from the Bay of Islands to Auckland for her engine to be fitted with his KERERU, arriving the day war was declared in September. She was seized from Sommer as a German national and used as a tender by the RNZN until handed over to the Police in 1944. She was fitted with a 55hp pre-heat Kelvin diesel originally.

5 thoughts on “Pirate

  1. My recall may be letting me down, but I have a recollection of Tony Hurt (Gala Lass) owning her at one time back in the 40s 50s era — KEN RICKETTS

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  2. There’s an article in the Mahurangi Cruising Club 2010-2011 Yearbook by Val Sutherland, the present owner.

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  3. Actually she was designed and built by Leon Warne for Otto Sommer in 1939. Billy Rogers used to tell the story that he towed her hull from the Bay of Islands to Auckland for her engine to be fitted with his KERERU, arriving the day war was declared in September. She was seized from Sommer as a German national and used as a tender by the RNZN until handed over to the Police in 1944. She was fitted with a 55hp pre-heat Kelvin diesel originally.

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