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SAMBO – Work Boat Wednesday

The above photo was sent in by Russell Ward via a client of his, Bruce Fletcher, whose father was an avid photographer in the pre ww2 period.
The photo shows the very smart work boat Sambo, back then ‘looks’ was a factor in the design of even commercial craft, unlike today. Also back then, given her name,  it was a very un- PC world 🙂

What more do we know about her – design, builder, year, specs etc?

Input from Cameron Pollard & Harold Kidd – SAMBO was built by Tom Le Huquet at Devonport, commissioned by W.R. Twigg for Auckland Launch & Towboat Co (Pearce & Bentley) and launched in March 1914,  with a 16 (rated) hpTwigg engine. Later sold to the Blue Boats (George) around 1940. Sister ship to JUMBO (1913) and STRANGER (1912/3).

 

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  1. For the record Sambo was laying sunk in Nagles Cove Great Barrier in the early 1960’s. She was raised by my boss the late Morrie Palmer and was at his premises at 15 Clarence St. Devonport. Where she went from there I don’t know.

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  2. Cameron is right; SAMBO was built by Tom Le Huquet at Devonport, commissioned by W.R. Twigg for Auckland Launch & Towboat Co (Pearce & Bentley) and launched in March 1914, with a 16 (rated) hpTwigg engine. Later sold to the Blue Boats (George) around 1940. Sister ship to JUMBO (1913) and STRANGER (1912/3).

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