1944 – The Peregrine

Classic double-ender

A single screw double-ended steamship, that helped the Devonport Steam Ferry Company increase its services to Waiheke from December 1944.

The Peregrine was taken out of service in 1959, and scrapped in 1981.

Vital stats

Builder and date: C Bailey Jnr, 1912

Length: 39.62m

Beam: 9.75m

Draft: 3.32m

Gross tons: 244

Engine: 1 triple expansion steam engine, Ross 7 Duncan, Glasgow, Scotland, 1911.

Speed: 11 knots

Passengers/crew: 1364 / 4

  • <p>The Peregrine off loading passangers at Matiatia wharf, 1940s.<br><em>Waiheke Historical Society collection.</em></p>
  • <p>The Auckland Ferry Building showing the Queen Street Wharf (foreground, left) and the ferry landing (right) where the Peregrine is heading for the wharf, c1915. <em>Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R.</em></p>