Story: Shipbuilding

A tug of war for the US (2nd of 3)

A tug of war for the US

Wooden ships and boats far outnumbered steel ships in the war programme. New Zealand had plentiful supplies of timber and its shipwrights were accustomed to working on small wooden craft. This launch tug was typical of many built in Auckland during the Second World War for the US armed forces.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
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Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipbuilding - The iron and steel era', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jul 2015