During a voyage from the UK to Wellington, on 12th June 1957 and when 570 miles east of Auckland, she took in tow P Henderson's liner Captain Hobson which had broken down. With 650 emigrants on board and with HMNZS Stawell in attendance she towed the ship to Auckland where she arrived on 17th June,
How far do you have to go to get a better picture, of a better looking ship? Another "classic" from Doug Wright.
Built in 1944 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson at Newcastle with a tonnage of 7319grt, a length of 487ft 11in, a beam of 62ft 2in and a service speed of 15 knots.
She was a utility b