Kaipara

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KAIPARA

In the photo above we see the NZS Co. ship Kaipara, built in 1903 – aground in the Rangitoto Channel on 14 June 1910. She was on a voyage from Auckland to London & hit uncharted rocks,she was refloated on 20th jan & repaired. The captain was exonerated from all blame.

Sadly, the ship was captured & sunk south west of Tenerife on Aug 16thby the German armed raider – Kaiser Wilhelm Der Grosse. (photo es Peter Thorpy ex trade)

The question of the day is – who can ID the launch alongside the sailing ship?

OLD SEASPRAY MAGAZINES – I have been contacted by someone clearing out their fathers ‘stuff’ & amongst it is 4 cartons of old Seaspray magazines – anyone want them?

 

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5 thoughts on “Kaipara

  1. Is there one (I think it might be 1954-5) that features the 22 foot launch ‘Sea Rover’?

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  2. I will, grab them if still available Thanks Jeremy

    Jeremy – One ahead of you but subject to issue dates – will let you know. Alan H

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  3. I have a ton and a half of them. Early ones are thin on the ground but any requests?

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