Question 9

One for the naval history buffs.  Click play to listen

Answer: Defender Class Torpedo Boat. Defender to Lyttelton. Taiaroa to Port Chalmers. Waitemata to Auckland and Poneke to Wellington. The crews were called the Torpedo Branch of the Armed Constabulary.   Tevour Appleton again in first.  Getting to be a habit.

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2 Responses to Question 9

  1. Trev Appleton says:

    = What was the class of boat attached to four of New Zealand’s ports in the late 1800’s?
    Give the name of the boats, the ports and the original name of the crews that manned them. = k

    Answer:___
    Defender class torpedo boat

    No.168 Defender, Lyttelton
    No.169 Taiaroa, Port Chalmers
    No.170 Waitemata, Auckland
    No.171 Poneke, Wellington

    They were at first called the Torpedo Branch of the Armed Constabulary.

  2. Dont know but can someone tell me what the letters after New Zealand and between ports are Tks

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