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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 - 1923 to 1926

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SS Toroa is the last of eight Albatross-type steam passenger ferries built between 1904 & 1925 to work between Auckland City and the North Shore on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. She spent her life working the Devonport run in tandem with the SS Makora and later with the Kestrel conveying people (20,000 a day at peak between them) across the harbour. 

1923 11 October
Tenders close for the Devonport Steam Ferry Company’s new ferry to be constructed alternatively in wood and steel.

1924 January
George Niccol contracted to build a ferry for the Devonport Steam Ferry Co. on the model of The Peregrine.
Triple-expansion engine and fittings for the new ferry ordered from Aitcheson, Blair Ltd. of Scotland.

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