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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:Typee
Place built:Sydney
Year built:1938
Construction:NZ kauri
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington, 1948-1950); W. J. Teasdel, L. A. Hill, J. Mawson (Wellington, ??-1948); H. F. Lamb (Wellington, 19??-19??); C. F. Pratt (Lyttelton, 19??-19??)

6' draught. Norwegian pilot cutter style. Sailed from Sydney to Lyttelton by C. F. Pratt. Norman W Thomas bought Typee in Dec 1948 or early 1949 from George Dimock in Wellington. He sold her in early 1950.

Photo source:David Thomas