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SS TOROA - 1962 to 1984

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1962 May   
The berthing of large liners at the Auckland wharves could often cause the ferries problems and this day was no exception. Toroa was making her way to her berth in the ferry basin when she was caught by the wash of the tugs Aucklander and William C Daldy berthing the P&O liner Canberra.  The master lost control and the ferry was  smashed violently onto No.1 ferry tee, where she hit a pile and sheered away.  The force of the collision with the wharf was such that all windows bar one in the ferry were broken.

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SS TOROA - 1949 to 1960

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1950s
 Chafing pieces fitted to Toroas rudder to prevent damage when ferries were tied up at night. They were later removed.

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