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Toroa Tours, Auckland Heritage Festival 2017

Posted by Website Admin on 18 August 2016 | Comments

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Auckland Heritage Festival

From waterways to motorways: the heritage of transport and travel in Tāmaki Makaurau

 

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Restoring TOROA's Machinery

Posted by on 20 September 2013 | Comments

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Notes by Don Bradshaw - Feb 2010 

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SS TOROA - Technical Details

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 S.S. TOROA SPECIFICATIONS
 BUILDER
 
George Niccol, ship owner & ship builder, St Mary's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand.                                                           Ironwork by the Senior Foundry. Machinery installed by H.M. Warner, Quay Foundry, Auckland
 OWNER Devonport Steam Ferry Company Limited
 LAUNCHED 28th April 1925
 DECOMMISSIONED 8th August 1980
REGISTER DIMENSIONS



Length
Breadth
Depth
Gross Tonnage
130.75 ft
31.4 ft
9.9 ft
309 tons
 
39.85 m
9.57 m
3.02 m
 
 ARRANGEMENT Two-decked, double-ended ferry – propeller, rudder & wheelhouse at each end
 CONSTRUCTION Composite: 3-inch (76mm) kauri  (Agathis australis) timber planking bolted to steel bulb-angle framing, with steel bulkheads and main-deck beams.
 ENGINE Triple-expansion steam engine, by Aitcheson, Blair Ltd, Clydebank, Scotland.
Stroke 21 in (533 mm), bore 12,20 & 32 in (305, 508 & 813 mm).
Nominal h.p. 51
 BOILER Coal-fired 'Scotch' marine type, by A. & W. Dalglish, West of Scotland Boilermakers, Pollockshaws, Glasgow. Rivetted construction. Operating Pressure 180 psi
 PROPELLERS Bronze, four-bladed, with adjustable pitch. One at each end, directly coupled to the engine.
 SPEED 11.25 knots at trials
 COMPLEMENT Crew: 4    skipper, deck-hand, engineer, stoker
Passengers: 1221 river limits, 682 extended river limits

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TOROA Preservation Society

Posted by Content Admin on 20 September 2013 | Comments

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The Toroa Preservation Society is registered in New Zealand as an incorporated society under the Incorporated Societies Act of 1908. The Society is registered as a Charity under the Charities Act of 2005.

The primary object of the Society is “... to be beneficial to the community by the restoration, preservation, maintenance and operation of the veteran steam ferry Toroa to provide a historic link to the operation of steam ferries on the Waitemata Harbour for more than one hundred years”.

Further objects are to provide during the process of restoration opportunities for training in vessel conservation principles, the restoration of timber vessels and in traditional marine engineering. When operational the Toroa will provide a range of experiences to increase knowledge of the importance of the ferries in the development of the Auckland region, the history of marine steam propulsion, and provide training in marine engineering and ship operation.

The Toroa is owned by the Steam Ferry Toroa Trust, an incorporated charitable trust. The Toroa Preservation Society holds a perpetually renewable lease for the purposes of restoration, preservation, maintenance and operation of the vessel.

Officers & Committee, 2016 - 2017
The General Committee of the Toroa Preservation Society:

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