P and O's 1949 Barclay Curle, Glasgow, built COROMANDEL spent her final days in British India colours, as here seen by the late Dick Parsons discharging cargo at Avonmouth
She sailed from London on 28.8.69 bound for Karachi, where she arrived 3.11.69 already sold and to be renamed SHUN HING.
Postcard of the coaster Coromandel(stamped and dated 12 January, 1907) going out through Whangarei Heads. Postcard bought at collectables fair.
Built: 1879 J.Holmes, Auckland
Owners: Northern Steamship Co, Auckland
1879: Built for the Coromandel Steam Boat Co
1895: Sold to
I have recorded this shot as Square Top Island, Sugar Loaf Rocks, Coromandel peninsular, NZ. The location means little to me now 33 years later, but perhaps a Kiwi member can verify. It was taken from Icenic as we coasted from Wellington to Auckland.