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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Vessel Name:Viking
Builder:Charles Bailey Jr
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1893
Rig:Gaff yawl cutter
Class:Rater (23)
Owners:Bryan Todd (Wellington, 1946) ; New Zealand Navy (Auckland, 1936-1946); Sir Ernest Davis (Auckland, 19??-1936);  Bloomfield Brothers (Auckland 1893-??)
Notes:Designed by Charles Bailey Jr. Carries a carved Viking as figurehead. Arrived Wellington 1946.
Article about delivery voyage: Sea Spray 01 Aug. 1947

Photo source:Gavin Pascoe