NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
THE COLLISION OF THE DORIS AND TU ATU
WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER 1932
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Ten waterside workers were drowned as the result of a collision between two vessels at the entrance of the inner harbour, Napier, at 11.30 p.m on the 28 December 1932.
The launch Doris was returning from the roadstead, where two overseas vessel, the Port Hunter and Port Brisbane had been worked, and had a party of thirty-one watersiders on board. At the entrance to the inner harbour the launch collided with the Richardson Company's vessel Tu Atu. Twenty-one men reached the shore alive. The tug Coralie which was following, picked up several men, while others were rescued by the ferry launch Naomi. The sea was calm, and the night was fine, clear and moonless. Visibility was very good.
DISASTER AT NAPIER
Evening Post, Volume CXIV, Issue 155, 29 December 1932, Page 8
New Zealand Shipwrecks (various editions) by C W N Ingram. Published by A H & A W Read, Wellington
for further details.
Those who were killed were:
|ANDREWS||Walter||39||Battery Road. Married with three children|
|APLIN||Robert Kantore||58||Charles Street, Westshore. Married with seven children|
|BOYD||Alexander Moncrieff||51||Meanee Quay, Westshore. Married with two children|
|BROWN-COOPER||Eddie Cecil||28||Carlyle Street, Napier. Married with four children|
|JOHNSON||Harold||40||West Shore. Married|
|KITT||Thomas Ridley||39||Campbell Street, Port Ahuriri. Married with one child|
|LOW||Norman Walles||38||Nelson Crescent. Married with four children|
|METCALFE [MEDCALF]||Jethro Henry Emson||48||66 Battery Road. Married with one child|
|WILSON||John Hopper||67||124 Waghorne Street, Port Ahuriri,. Married with three grown up children|
|WOODS||James||60||Shakespeare Road. Married with one daughter|
Those rescued were:
|FENWICK||J T [owner of the Doris]|
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