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The HYDRABAD was an iron-hulled full-rigged ship of 1,350 tons, built in 1865 at Port Glasgow. Length: 229.5', Beam: 37.2', Depth: 23.2'
On passage from Lyttelton to Adelaide, she was driven ashore on 24 June 1878 on Waiterere Beach between Foxton and Otaki on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
Despite at least two attempts to get her off, she stuck fast and was driven further up the beach.
She is still visible today and is now quite some distance from the sea. For many years she towered over those who visited her, but as the photos show, she is now full of sand. The photos were taken in 1997 and by now, she may have disappeared completely.


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