Rosemary – Leon Warne

ROSEMARY – Leon Warne
The above photo of the launch Rosemary popped up on Lew Redwood’s fb – the caption read ’the Rosemary, Feb 1950 at the wharf, Otehei Bay, Bay of Islands. Seen here ‘bearing the pennants of a striped marlin and black marlin’.


A little research via the WW comments section, un-covered input from Harold Kidd and Ray Morey that matches the above launch – in summary, that she was designed / built by Leon Warne in 1920 at St Mary’s Bay, Auckland and was approx. 36’ in length. Rosemary was prominent in game fishing in the B.O.I. . All that seems to match today’s launch, so we now have a photo of Leon Warne’s Rosemary in the 1950’s. Photo below of her in the 1920’s running alongside Ozone, built by Collings & Bell in 1912.


View/read more on her early days here
https://waitematawoodys.com/2013/08/27/ozone-rosemary/
https://waitematawoodys.com/2016/12/29/rosemary-2/

Anyone able to enlighten us on what happened to her post this 1950 photo?

2 thoughts on “Rosemary – Leon Warne

  1. I last heard of her at Taipa being restored by Melvin Adams in 2005.I am sure she’s still around.

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