Cariad

CARIAD

Todays woody come to us from Garry Ralls via Lew Redwood’s fb and shows the launch – Cariad berthed in Whangarei c.1950’s. At the time she was owned by L E Ralls (Maunu Rd, Whangarei).

Cariad is a newbie to me and even Nathan Herbert has commented that she is unknown to him – and that woodys is a rarity 😉

I Suspect a very early name change – can anyone help out with more details?

Thanks to the input of Robin Elliott and Patrick Xavier – we know know the launches name was spelt – Cariad (corrected above). Check out the comments section – links to more intel there 🙂

7 thoughts on “Cariad

  1. And very like Dick Lang’s THERESA MAY which spent some time in Wjhangarei before going to Fiji as W78 with RNZAF.

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  2. Definitely CARIAD. Says so on her doghouse. Also, Robin, see Mr Clenyg-Jones’ fishing innovation: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NA19490111.2.84. He appears not long to have remained in NZ; his widow’s obituary has them soon heading off to Katoomba, Australia and rural Nigeria, before washing up in North America: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theglobeandmail/obituary.aspx?n=beryl-clenyg-jones-ford&pid=189940914

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