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Help Please
« on: November 17, 2014, 14:30:03 »
These are the only existing images of an old steam tug (the Terawhiti) that used to operate in Wellington Harbour (NZ) in the 1920s. It's probably older than that and most likely made in Britain. Does it remind anyone of another tug.
I'd like to make a model of it but have no idea what the hull would look like so I'm hoping it is similar to some other UK tugs. Does anyone have any ideas/plans/drawings of a similar boat. It has 2 derricks behind the superstructure and looks like it was a reasonable size
Any help much appreciated.
Steve

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Re: Help Please
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 14:31:04 »
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 14:31:53 »
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 07:16:50 »
Hello Steve, I have managed to find a couple of decent pictures of the Terawhiti, and I think some lines that would be ok for the hull, she was 120ft long with a beam of 24ft1Inch, the lines that i have found are for a tug of 115ft by 24ft so with a little stretch you could make it work. I will scan the lines and post them for you and perhaps you could then get the enlarged at a printers or craft shop, meanwhile some info and pictures to be getting on with.
Terawhiti ,   built by Ramage and Fergusson Lieth in 1907,  for Union steamship co N Z Ltd
 1947 sold to Australian steamship PTY
  1950 Run down and sunk at melbourne (she sank in 20 seconds with the loss of one crew.)
  1951 raised and scrapped.

Length 120 ft   Beam 24ft 1"  draft  11ft 8"

  Geo
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 07:17:53 »
having trouble with pictures so I will try one at a time
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 07:18:39 »
Another one
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2014, 07:20:11 »
another, and I will scan the lines and send them later.
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2014, 07:44:51 »
Hello Steve I hope this works, they are the lines of two Fergusson built tugs of the same era as Terawhiti just 5 ft shorter.  There is only one little problem though,  some of the information that I have found states that she was twin screw  and another states that she was single screw, and the divers report when she sank gives her a single again so the choice is yours matey.   Geo
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Re: Help Please
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 15:13:52 »
Thanks George, you're a champ.
The Aussie photos are from the end of her life and I think that she may have had the major refit after she left New Zealand. All of the images in the local museum show the old superstructure.
Sasy to stretch out the hull lines. May need some advice on deck equipment from that era.
Thanks again.
Steve