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Yard No. 986

Yard Number 986 was named WILLIAM C DALDY when launched on Tuesday 01/10/1935 by Lobnitz & Company Renfrew for Auckland Harbour Board

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1935
Ship Type: Tug
Ship's Role: Harbour towing.

Tonnage: 346 grt | nil net.
(1980, 127 net)
Length: 126 feet
Breadth: 32 feet 1 in
Draught: 13 feet 7¾ ins

Owner History:
Auckland Harbour Board.
1977 William C. Daldy Preservation Society

Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Twin screw; Tri.exp. 2x3cy steam engines (HP 15", IP 29", LP 40" x 30" stroke).11 knots. 2 x Single Ended boilers supplying steam at max pressure 180lbs. Generating plant
1 x 15kW @ 230Vdc.
Max bunker capacity 135 tons coal.

She is still active as of 2009

Additional Information:
O.N. 157787.
12/02/1936: Registered Auckland.
Still in service as a preserved vessel at Auckland providing Summer Sunday cruises on the Waitemata Harbour.
Coal fired; 17 tons bollard pull.

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