Photograph, the 'Awarua II'; Unknown Photographer; 1940 - 1949; BL.2018.1

Name/Title

Photograph, the 'Awarua II'

About this object

This photograph shows the 'Awarua II' billowing smoke as it guides a vessel being towed to the breakers yard. The 'Awarua II' was Bluff's harbour tug for 46 years.

The Awarua II:

The Bluff Harbour Board commissioned Hobnite & Co Ltd of Glasgow to build the Tug Boat Awarua II and she was delivered by Captain F Donovan in November 1932. Builder’s specifications noted that the Awarua II was one of the most power ships in the world and with her two steam reciprocating engine and a 1,200 horsepower, she was the most power ship in New Zealand.

In 1989 she was scuttled in Foveaux Strait as a diving attraction. During this process, one of the Awarua II's engines was saved and is now an operational interactive display at the Bluff Maritime Museum.

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Bluff

Maker

Unknown Photographer

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1940 - 1949

Inscription and Marks

'BL.2018.1' handwritten in pencil

Period

1940s

Object Type

photographs

Subject and Association Keywords

Maritime

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, paper, photographic paper

Object number

BL.2018.1

Copyright Licence  

Copyright status unknown - orphaned work

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Tags
1940s
Maritime

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