Photo of the week: M V Foxton

Today’s photograph is of the M. V. Foxton berthed at the Dairy Coolstores on the wharf at Patea. In October 1929 the M. V. Foxton made her first visit to the Patea Port. Ths ship was a twin-screw diesel ship built from kauri by George Niccol of Auckland especially for the ports of Foxton and Kaiapoi. Owned by the Canterbury Steamship Company, the M. V. Foxton was their only New Zealand built ship, their first motor ship and the first ship built to their orders which would carry 325 tons of cargo at 10.6 knots. If you have more information about this photo, or to order a copy, contact the museum on 0800 111 323 or, Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki Heritage Collection (0-167.2).


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