Auckland Anniversary 1919 Regatta

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Auckland Anniversary Regatta 1919

Todays photo is a gallery of photos from the 1919 Auckland Anniversary Regatta (Jan 29th) . A great collection, including the Walsh Brothers (Mission Bay) flying boats – what interests me is the two launches, centre left and right. Both look like they have a good turn of speed.
Can anyone ID them for us?
Photos appeared in the Feb 6th 1919 issue of the ‘Weekly News’ and come to us via Keith Humphreys fb
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Harold Kidd Input – Nathan Herbert was right when he commented about the right hand launch, she’s the Lane DEFENDER, formerly SCRIPPS III, now with a dodger over the cockpit. The left hand launch is clearly Bailey & Lowe and I’m sure is WINSOME (I) although I can’t figure out her racing number. She’s too small for MANU.

8 thoughts on “Auckland Anniversary 1919 Regatta

  1. A little bit of trivia I have–“Laurel Whalen” built B.C. 1917-one of 12 sister ships 1372 tons, bald headed schooner rig(no topsails) bound from Adelaide towards San Francisco suffered engine failure and put into Auckland, engines were “Bolinder” oil engines. She reached U.S. West coast and in 1936 was sunk at “Royston, B.C”. as part of a breakwater.There was a total of 71-5 masted ships built between 1917 and 1925 some as large as 2500 tons for the carriage of sawn timber.

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  2. She’s LAUREL WHELAN a five masted Canadian-flagged schooner which put into Auckland for engine repairs (2 broken crankshafts) en route from Sydney to Vancouver with general cargo. She was one of the “standardised ships” built in Victoria BC during WW1. After leaving Auckland she sank in Papeete through teredo infestation.

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  3. Nathan is right about the right hand launch, she’s the Lane DEFENDER, formerly SCRIPPS III, now with a dodger over the cockpit. The left hand launch is clearly Bailey & Lowe and I’m sure is WINSOME (I) although I can’t figure out her racing number. She’s too small for MANU.

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  4. Is the bottom right (which is same as centre) boat one that Jason knows intimately?

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