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Search for Classic Vessels

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:Nereides
Builder:Joe Jukes
Designer:Joe Jukes
Place built:Wellington
Year built:1926
Construction:2 layer NZ kauri planking
Class:Motor launch
Owners:Mark Lever (Auckland, 20??-2017-??); Steve Hale (Auckland, 2003-); William McKeig (Wellington, 19??-2003); Mr Cooze (Wellington 19??-??); L. V. Martin (Wellington 1957-1962); C. H. Mitchell (Wellington, 19??-1934-1946); Harold Barrett (Wellington 19??-??); Arthur Holmes (Wellington, 1926-19??)
Notes:Sister to Vagabond. Participated in rescue of survivors of the 1968 Wahine disaster in Wellington. Wheelhouse changed by Bruce Askew ca. 1980.

Photo source:Gavin Pascoe