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HINEMOA

The Wellington - Lyttelton ferry HINEMOA arriving off Lyttelton after an over night passage, her forward hatches are already open ready to work cargo as soon as she berthed. Built in 1947 she had accommodation for 740 passengers and could carry 62 cars.

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This hatch carried the Mail.......The slings were ashore within minutes of berthing and the mail was on its way. KPC
 

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Fine shot of a fine looking ship. Newhaven/Dieppe used to handle UK/France mail, and that was handled at the same speed! How long did it take to crane the cars on and off - presumably the turn-round time wasn't as short as the hour or so for our steamers of that era.
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The cars were off loaded within a short period about an hour and a half. Even though the ship did not sail until the evening passengers were eagar to get on with their journey and the watersiders were well used to getting the cars off quickly.
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I guess you didn't take this one, Emmanuel, as she lost the set of posts against the bridge front quite early in her career - or are you older than you look? One of the few photos I have seen of her with them.
 

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