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  1. Pukeko (I)

    Pukeko (I)

    Snapshot of S.S. 'Pukeko' arriving Lyttelton, c.early 1950's? Cropped and enlarged--apologies for fuzzy image. Pukeko Built: 1928, Goole SB and Repair Co Tonnage: 735grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier, NZ 1930: Converted to motorship 1956: Sold to Yong and Lee Shipping Co, Hong Kong, r/n 'Winery'
  2. Pukeko (II)

    Pukeko (II)

    Postcard of Pukeko (II) bought recently on Trademe. No.7 in a series of 10 postcards of Shipping in NZ. Looks like Wellington. Appears to be a large Dalek in the background. Apologies for the loose pixel problem--one of those 'dotty' photos as they appear in newspapers. Pukeko Built: 1961 J.Lamont,
  3. Pukeko (II) at Napier

    Pukeko (II) at Napier

    Pukeko (II)at Napier, early 1960's. Apologies for poor quality of photo. Richardson's 'Kopara', Anchor's 'Titoki' or 'Totara' and NZSCo's 'Turakina'? in the background. Pukeko Built: 1961 J.Lamont, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 1,020grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1975: Sirdhana Fortune 1982: Almoussa
  4. Pukeko (II)

    Pukeko (II)

    Pukeko heading for Port Chalmers Pukeko Built: 1961 J.Lamont, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 1,020grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1975: Sirdhana Fortune 1982: Almoussa 1987: Almoussa D. 1988: Caught fire, 17.10.1988 off Mokha and sank NW Zubair Islands, Red Sea on 20.10. 1988 after being abandoned.
  5. Pateke

    Pateke

    Pateke outward bound Otago Harbour. One of the smartest-looking ships on the NZ coast--unique in design. Pateke Built: 1954 J.Bodewes Scheepswerf, Hoogezand Tonnage: 785grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1955: Accommodation burnt out at Lyttelton, 10.12.1955 1964: Chartered by Holm and Co, Wellin
  6. Pateke launching

    Pateke launching

    Postcard given to me by a friend in the 1960's. Pateke Built: 1954 J.Bodewes Scheepswerf, Hoogezand Tonnage: 785grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1955: Accommodation burnt out at Lyttelton, 10.12.1955 1964: Chartered by Holm and Co, Wellington 1972: Sold to Pacific Inernational Lines(PIL) of Sin
  7. Parera (II) at Napier

    Parera (II) at Napier

    Taken March 1962--one of my earliest photos made to look better through Photoshop. Shaw Savill's 'Waiwera' is in the background. Parera Built: 1957 Geo. Brown and Co, Greenock Tonnage: 823grt 1972: Sold to Holm and Co, Wellington 1975: Sold to King Line S.A.(a subsidiary of Guan Guan Sg Co, Singapor
  8. Pakura

    Pakura

    Given to me by Bert Colley, a Napier photographer. 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,
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Pukeko (II) launching

    Pukeko (II) launching

    The launching of Pukeko at Lamonts yard, 12.6.1961. Photo damaged in fire at our place, 1961. Pukeko Built: 1961 J.Lamont, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 1,020grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1975: Sirdhana Fortune 1982: Almoussa 1987: Almoussa D. 1988: Caught fire, 17.10.1988 off Mokha and sank NW Zuba
  18. Pukeko (II) at Auckland

    Pukeko (II) at Auckland

    Pukeko anchored at Auckland c.1970's. Looks like some sort of containers on deck--any comments Dave/Duncan? The last Richardson coaster to be built--sturdy, fine lines. Pukeko Built: 1961 J.Lamont, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 1,020grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1975: Sirdhana Fortune 1982: Almoussa
  19. Parera (II) dep. Auckland

    Parera (II) dep. Auckland

    Parera departing Auckland c.1960's. Always thought Richardson's coasters were among the smartest on the NZ coast. Parera has quite an assortment of vehicles as deck cargo. Parera Built: 1957 George Brown, Greenock Tonnage: 823grt Owners: Richardson and Co, Napier 1975: King Lake 1985: Kin Lake I 198
  20. 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
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