Dave it is a truly lovely photo...you seem to have quite a store. The thing that I like most about this particular scene is the rinky dink signage for No 4 Jetty. very then...and not now........lucky if you can get onto the wharf area at all. I worked as a Boatman in Lyttelton for a time and was tasked to repaint the various signs ie Fire Hoses Boxes and Life Rings etc aroung the Port.......what a bludge...I managed to use some creative flair until asked politely to stop by Senior Boatman John Fellows I have a photo of the Team somewhere..I will find and post. Strange Days indeed. KPC
She was the first Port Line vessel to be equipped to use boiler oil in her main machinery. When built she had a single raked pole mast forward of her bridge between numbers two & three hatches. It was found that the mast vibrated greatly when the ship was underway and so a set of samson posts were built in its place. A 3 ton Clyde crane serves number four and five hatches.