Ahoy Blair,lagerstedt said:The Turakina had her name changed to Pactricia U. I have two photos of her in the St Lawerence Waterway but they are two large to fit here. Went I can reduce them I will post them. Not to sure if still trading.
I think the ship you refer to is the TRENEGLOS of Hain-Nourse which ran aground just south of the port in 1964.dicamus said:Whilst I was serving aboard the Hertford, the Turakina joined us in Timaru. In those days it was sporting the NZSC funnel and flag. The vessel left before us late one evening and on returning from the 'party' we were surprised to see it fully illuminated outside the harbour. The news was soon forthcoming that the ship had run aground on the rocks. In daylight it was seen to be unloading onto lighters to try and refloat it. She was finally refloated after a few days and towed to Wellington for inspection and repair. I just wish I still had the pics to show
HI:leggoaft said:Has anyone details of the loss of the Turakina in WW2 A few members of her crew survived and were taken prisoner. One of the survivors was an engineer, who I think eventually became Superintendent Engineer with
hi john hows life treating you and the family best regards to you all kevin jannie.Billy Brown! You must be the same Billy Brown I sailed with on the ***berland in "72. Billy Brown, Mouse, Sean Dring.I know all those names. I was known as John Evans then. Were you on there with Pablo and John (Boom Boom) Eisenbarth? Things you find on this site! I've only just been told about it my an old shipmate. Been on here for hours.