While I've been researching the hulks of Quail Island I took a random sample of other hulks reported in Papers Past. They may not be wrecks as in a maritime accident, but regardless these once proud vessels still had stories to tell long after they had been laid up, then eventually broken up or sunk then forgotten. I like old vessels - more so when they have a story to tell. There's a few names there. Just short and sweet.
THE FOUNDERING OF THE
Captain Williams, proprietor of the sunken hulk Eli Whitney, has demanded of the Union Company £3000 in compensation of loss sustained by the Taupo running into the hulk. The Union Company have declined to pay any sum.
West Coast Times
5 March 1877
CONVERTED INTO A HULK
COAL-LADEN HULK SINKS.
(Per Press Association) . LYTTELTON, April 6. The hulk Blackwall sank at the wharf through a seam opening. The hulk was insured for £4,000, and had 1,300 tons of coal aboard.
END OF THE ORETI.
[United Peess Association.]
, Feb. 11. The hulk Oreti, which had been condemned, was taken out into Wellington Cook Strait, off , and sunk by the guns of the forts. Lyall Bay
12 February 1915
REFITTING A HULK.
(Per Press Association.)
DTJJNEDIN, July 26
The Union Steam Ship Company has decided to refit another hulk as a seagoing vessel. The steamer Te Anau will leave
to-day with the Auckland in tow for Port Chalmers, where the hulk will be refitted. County of Anglesea
27 July 1918
GANYMEDE'S LAST TRIP
The Union Company hulk Ganymede, which is to be broken up at Nelson, left her moorings in
in tow of the Titoki shortly, before yesterday morning. Evans Bay
21 May 1934
VESSEL FOUND SINKING
(By Telegraph—Press Association.)
, This Day. The Show Boat floating cabaret was discovered shortly after to be making water rapidly. For some ( months this former sailing vessel has been conducted as a dance club. Today the dance floor was eight to ten feet under water. The police are investigating the matter, it being alleged that eight holes made with an auger were discovered in the side of the hulk. AUCKLAND