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Vessel Name:Arawa
Builder:Robert [or Roy?] Henderson and Sons
Designer:Gladwyn Bailey
Place built:Auckland
Year built:1922
Year lost:1944
Owners:Norman Thomas (Wellington, 1943-1944); John Glasgow (Nelson, 1925-1943)
Notes:Notes: 5’6” draught. Built along lines of Bailey trading cutters used for Tongan Group. Entered Wellington to Lyttelton race in 1940 but retired with a torn mainsail. Broke moorings in Evans Bay on 21 Jan 1944 and came ashore at Shark Bay. An attempt was made to tow her off, but she was a total loss.
Photo source:David Thomas