NEW ZEALAND LIGHTHOUSES
Tutanekai (1896 - 1931)
Photo Date: ca 1930's Photo Date: 16 Feb 1923
Tutanekai. Edwards, Gerald Harry, 1910- :Negatives. Ref: 1/4-018391-G. Crew from the ship Tutanekai landing stores at Pencarrow lighthouse, Pencarrow Head.
Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Hart, Roger :Photographs of Somes Island and other subjects. Ref: 1/2-112298-F.
Photo date: ca 1900
Ship Tutanekai. Post and telegraph collection :Mainly mail coach photographs ca. 1880's.. Ref: 1/4-019632-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22400100
Photo Date: 1896-1925
SS Tutanekai. De Maus, David Alexander, 1847-1925 :Shipping negatives. Ref: 1/1-003439-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23048014
Photo Date: ca 1920s
The ship Tutanekai, Harrison Cove, Milford Sound. Edwards, Gerald Harry, 1910- :Negatives. Ref: 1/4-018390-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23111807
Photo Date: ca 1910
Foredeck of the ship Tutanekai, with sailors alongside the cable winch. Post and telegraph collection :Mainly mail coach photographs ca. 1880's.. Ref: 1/4-019631-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/22851422
The New Zealand Lighthouse Tender Tutanekai begun service in 1896. 254
Built in 1896 by D J Dunlop and Co, In the port of Glasgow. 254
Her original specifications were:
Weight: Gross tonnage 811. 254
Dimensions: Length 205.6 ft. Breadth 30.1 ft. Depth 14.8 ft. 254
Propulsion: 2 x T3cy 2scr 12 kn. 256
Captain Fairchild was master of the paddle-wheel steamer Sturt on the Waikato River and on the coast during the New Zealand wars. Then he was appointed Captain of the government paddle wheel steamer Luna, he then moved to the Stella. In 1877, Captain Fairchild was appointed master of the Hinemoa, he then was appointed Skipper of Tutanekai in 1896. Two years later Captain Fairchild was fatally injured on board the Tutanekai while supervising the loading of an engine. 14
In addition to her lighthouse duties she was used for cable laying. The cable machinery was supplied by Johnson and Phillips and was designed and built so it could be lifted out in one piece. It consisted of two 3 ft 2½ in. diameter bow sheaves and the picking up-paying out machine was a double system driven by a twin cylinder steam engine capable of a lift of 20 tons at 1 knot. 254
In her capacity of Government yacht she has carried practically every Governor of New Zealand for the last 30 years, and has also been in attendance on the occasions of the visits to New Zealand by the present King and Queen as the Duke and Duchess of York, in 1901, the Prince of Wales in 1920, and the Duke and Duchess of York in 1927. 255
In 1900 she took a Government Party on a tour of the Pacific islands. 254
Later in her life she served duty as a passenger steamer between the South Island and Stewart Island. 254
She was scuttled off the Wellington Heads on February 2nd, 1931. 256
255. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
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