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  1. Pakura

    Pakura

    This shot of Pakura attributed to A.Duncan, but obviously taken somewhere in NZ Pakura Built: 1922 N.V.Scheef van der Windt, Vlaardingen Tonnage: 721grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1922: Built as 'Maja' for Dutch owners 1923: Sold to J.Geddes and A.M.Couper, U.K., r/n Sunnyhill 1924: Sold to R
  2. Pakura at Napier

    Pakura at Napier

    Snapshot of Pakura bought at collectables fair. Pakura Built: 1922 N.V.Scheef van der Windt, Vlaardingen Tonnage: 721grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1922: Built as 'Maja' for Dutch owners 1923: Sold to J.Geddes and A.M.Couper, U.K., r/n Sunnyhill 1924: Sold to Richardson and Co, r/n Pakura, he
  3. Kuaka

    Kuaka

    Richardson's 'Kuaka' heading down Otago Harbour. Sister ship of 'Willomee' posted recently. Kuaka Built: 1946 Commonwealth Govt Shipyard, Hobart, Tasmania Tonnage: 302grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1946: Launched as 'Lomah',one of 17 standard 300ton wooden cargo vessels built as part of the A
  4. Kopara

    Kopara

    Another fine shot of Richardson's 'Kopara'. Copyright is A.Duncan, but the photo was obviously taken in NZ. Kopara Built: 1938 Henry Robb, Leith Tonnage: 679grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1966: Sarang 1969: Cherry Chepat 1984: See Hai Hong I 1988: Deleted.
  5. Kopara at Napier

    Kopara at Napier

    One of my earliest attempts at ship photography. Kopara at Napier. Not very well composed--the severely upright 'Devon' of Federal SN seems to dominate. Taken 16 January 1962. Kopara Built: 1938 Henry Robb, Leith Tonnage: 679grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1966: Sarang 1969: Cherry Chepat 198
  6. Kopara at Gisborne

    Kopara at Gisborne

    Kopara at Gisborne Kopara Built: 1938 Henry Robb, Leith Tonnage: 679grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1966: Sarang 1969: Cherry Chepat 1984: See Hai Hong I 1988: Deleted.
  7. Kopara

    Kopara

    Kopara heading down Otago Harbour. I mainly remember her from the many times I saw her at her home port of Napier. A very tidy, business-like looking coaster. Kopara Built: 1938 Henry Robb, Leith Tonnage: 679grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1966: Sarang 1969: Cherry Chepat 1984: See Hai Hong I
  8. Weka

    Weka

    Picture shows the hulk of 'Weka' ashore at Bay View, near Napier, c.1950's. Weka Built: 1883 Luke and Co, Wellington Tonnage: 90grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1883: Originally built for a consortium of owners, including George Richardson, who was one of the founders of Richardson and co. 1889
  9. Trawlers, Port Ahuriri,Napier

    Trawlers, Port Ahuriri,Napier

    Photo given me in early 1960's of trawlers in Port Ahuriri, Napier. The 'Olwyn' has gathered quite a crowd, whatever is happening.
  10. Artistic licence

    Artistic licence

    Bluff Hill, Napier, 4.4.1962. Became popular with ship's artists from all over the world. Can just make out a looong rope in the right of the picture.
  11. Kopara

    Kopara

    Bought at Collectables fair. Kopara Built: 1938 Henry Robb Ltd, Leith Tonnage: 679grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier, NZ 1966: Sold to Australian owners, r/n Sarang 1970: Sold to Apollo Shipping and Trading and Sendirian Berhad, Malaysia, r/n Cherry Chepat 1979 See Hai Hong
  12. Port of Napier,1942

    Port of Napier,1942

    Caption reads: 'The wartime picture which should never have been taken! On Sunday, March 8, 1942, the auxiliary cruiser 'Monowai' and troopship 'Rangatira' embarked troops for the Pacific at the ort of Napier. This picture, taken through an office window shows an unknown cargo ship (left),'HMNZS Mon
  13. Crossed Flags

    Crossed Flags

    Photo of FSN/NZSCo logo on the New Zealand Shipping Co building, Herschell St, Napier, taken about 5 years ago. Alas, the logo is all that remains to remind me of the premises of a once-proud company--just an office block now, although Napier City Council had the good sense to preserve the most impo
  14. Last trip with BP

    Last trip with BP

    Marineland Napier NZ. The British Test is sitting in the dock and I am cutting a dash ashore. Less uniform getting packed, the battledress has long gone amongst other things. I would have struggled for uniform cap or even a beret, remember them?. The hair usually meant a visit to Britannic House for
  15. Napier NZ 1976

    Napier NZ 1976

    Wild Curlew and Turakina, any ideas on SSA and Port vessels?
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