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Hi folks,

For those going through old photos of late, if you come across pics of any of the following, I'd be very interested in seeing them, please, as these are the only vessels I haven't been able to find decent photos of for my Port of Onehunga project.

Jaya No. 6 - called on 16-19 April 2004
Ryujin Maru No. 8 - called on 12-13 Feb 1987
Herenui (later became Sea-Tow 23) and Marchart IV - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/sundry_tugs.htm
Rosalind Star - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/rosalind_star.htm
Unitedgeo 1 - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/unitedgeo_1.htm
Western Spruce, also known as Dantzler Spruce - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/western_spruce.htm

As well, if there are any tall tales or experiences to be told of life at Onehunga, I'm eager to hear of them.


Thanks for any help 馃槉,

JR
 

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I have heard tales of ships bound for Auckland turning up at the Onehunga side and having to do a scenic trip round Cape Reinga to get to the berth, dunno if that's true or not. I did the "coast to coast" walk once, starting at Queen Street and finishing in Onehunga. Took about four hours. From memory, about 30 minutes back downtown on the bus.

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Yes I've heard stories of ships arriving at Onehunga thinking its Port of Auckland,actually one was reasonably resent. John !! coast to coast walks,my god what has the world of ROs come to

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The Manukau harbour entrance bar meant that the Onehunga port was only navigatable by smaller coaster vessels while the Auckland side Waitemata Harbour was a deep water port that can take all ships.

TDP, it is a 10.4 km walk from waterfront Quay street to the Onehunga wharves . If you took 4 hours there was clearly time for the odd watering hole on the way !

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The Manukau harbour entrance bar meant that the Onehunga port was only navigatable by smaller coaster vessels while the Auckland side Waitemata Harbour was a deep water port that can take all ships.

TDP, it is a 10.4 km walk from waterfront Quay street to the Onehunga wharves . If you took 4 hours there was clearly time for the odd watering hole on the way !

Bob
I'm a slow walker, Bob, but, apart from climbing One Tree Hill and other stuff, I may have done it in style.

Howay, Andy, you remember what it was like in Auckland 鈥. Sometimes you just had to come up for air!

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I'm a slow walker, Bob, but, apart from climbing One Tree Hill and other stuff, I may have done it in style.

Howay, Andy, you remember what it was like in Auckland 鈥. Sometimes you just had to come up for air!

John T
Great memories John T.

I lived beneath One Tree Hill working at the Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall Park late 60s early 70s. I climbed One Tree Hill most days. Lovely views over the Waitemata on one side, Hauraki Gulf, Rangitoto and other islands, and the Manakau on the other side.

I often cycled to Onehunga on my days off later driving over Mangere bridge in my 1939 Morris 12(see below outside my room at the hospital) to the airport where I once saw Raymond Burr, aka Perry Mason and Ironside. I still have his autograph.
 

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Hi folks,

For those going through old photos of late, if you come across pics of any of the following, I'd be very interested in seeing them, please, as these are the only vessels I haven't been able to find decent photos of for my Port of Onehunga project.

Jaya No. 6 - called on 16-19 April 2004
Ryujin Maru No. 8 - called on 12-13 Feb 1987
Herenui (later became Sea-Tow 23) and Marchart IV - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/sundry_tugs.htm
Rosalind Star - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/rosalind_star.htm
Unitedgeo 1 - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/unitedgeo_1.htm
Western Spruce, also known as Dantzler Spruce - https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/western_spruce.htm

As well, if there are any tall tales or experiences to be told of life at Onehunga, I'm eager to hear of them.


Thanks for any help 馃槉,

JR
Went in there a couple times in 1974/75 or thereabouts on Luhesand (German-owned, Cyprus-flagged & NZ-manned with German engineers). From memory, she was just over 2000grt.
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I used to man the NZ Customs radio on the Auckland waterfront. There was an occasion when a Scandanavian registered vessel laden with explosives bound for Kauri Point which is where the Navy stores its ammunition, The master was asking the radio station in Onehunga what time would the Pilot be boarding his vessel.to which a very anxious operator told him to do a 180 go over the top of the North Island and head for the port of Auckland. I rang the ships agent and told him the first thing he should provide the Captain with was a chart of NZ
 

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I remember this well. I was a stevedore supervisor in Auckland at the time, and would turn up for meetings with the harbour master every morning in Auckland to get updates on shipping movements. This ship was overdue to the Auckland pilot station, but this was played down at the time, no problem that a ship full of class1 cargo was missing!!! She wasn't missing, everybody (in the know) knew the captain took the ship down the wrong side of the north island because he was using an atlas to navigate. ( So the story went ) A simple mistake if you were loaded with a cargo of pillows (Jester) but bombs, and bullets. Bit of a balls up. The name of the ship doesn't come to mind, but will.
 

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I used to man the NZ Customs radio on the Auckland waterfront. There was an occasion when a Scandanavian registered vessel laden with explosives bound for Kauri Point which is where the Navy stores its ammunition, The master was asking the radio station in Onehunga what time would the Pilot be boarding his vessel.to which a very anxious operator told him to do a 180 go over the top of the North Island and head for the port of Auckland. I rang the ships agent and told him the first thing he should provide the Captain with was a chart of NZ

Hi Ian,

That would be the tale of the good ship "Svendborg Guardian", about which you can read at the bottom of this page, along with a few other close calls we've had at Onehunga over the years.

https://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/Onehunga/close_calls.htm


Cheers,

JR
 

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