NEW ZEALAND DISASTERS AND TRAGEDIES
THE COLLISION OF THE DORIS AND TE ATU
WEDNESDAY 28 DECEMBER 1932
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 an overseas vessel 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 Te Atu, and sank. Twenty men reached the shore alive. The sea was calm, but a light rain was falling, and visibility was poor at the time of the disaster.
DISASTER AT NAPIER
Evening Post, Volume CXIV, Issue 155, 29 December 1932, Page 8
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:
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