Hi everyone here is my latest creation.
M V Hauiti
Built in 1911 by G C Niccol at Auckland, wood constructed hull 100'ft 2” long 20' ft wide 7' ft 4” depth steam powered. Built as cargo / passenger coastal vessel for Northern Steam Ship Company
Requsitioned by the NZ Navy in 1939 to act as a examination ship at Auckland.
Sold to South Westland Shipping Company then converted from steam to Motor Vessel.
Wrecked on Awash Rocks whist traveling to Wellington from Motueka with no loss of life.
Started 23rd March 2017 finished 25th May 2017
Built from a copy of original plan (quite different from later photos) at a scale of 1/125 in solid piece clear pine.
L = 9.62” inches 244 mm B = 1.92” inches 48.8 mm D = 0.71” inches 18 mm
Keel to deck 21.8 mm.
Fittings IE winches all constructed from plastic and watch gears as well as brass. The portholes areall turned brass as well as the mast fittings including goose necks are brass
Painting hull bottom is flat red, from waterline up to deck dark green as per all NSSC boats Upper decks and deck houses are white roof above the after deck house is flat black. Bridge deck stained plank deck. Rigging started using fly tying cotton 6/0 silk cotton and cotton for running rigging.
This Forum is about scratch built 19th and 20th centuries: Iron & Steel Sailing Ships, Steamers, and Motor Ships of all types and sizes during 1850 and 1965.
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