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Official launching ceremony for eight motor tow-boats built in Auckland for United States armed forces, 21 August 1943

Reference Number: 1/4-000597-F

Official launching ceremony for eight motor tow-boats built in Auckland for the United States armed forces. Shows a group seated before a row of boats, all of which are decorated with flags. The 'Kaihau' is is in front. decorated with flags. Photograph taken by John Pascoe, 21 August, 1943.Original caption reads: "A sailors' psalm, sung by all present, is part of the traditional launching ceremony."

Key terms:
1 image, related to Kaihau (Ship), Auckland City, New Zealand - Military relations - United States, United States - Military relations - New Zealand, New Zealand - Social life and customs, Shipbuilding - New Zealand - Auckland Region, Flags, Tugboats - New Zealand - Auckland Region and Ships - New Zealand - Auckland Region - Launching.

Part of:
Pascoe, John Dobree, 1908-1972 :Photographic albums, prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00197 (622 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures623. Shipbuilding(PFP-021341)

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