The Pilots of the Pamir

Hull
J.H. Fisher
Sydney
Cap. Cook II
Wellington
Arahina

The Tugs of the Pamir

Antwerp
Fred G. Gerling
Auckland
Daldy
Barry
Unknown
Belfast
Audacious
Buenos Aires
Unknown
Hamburg
Bugsier
Fairplay
Wotan
Unknown
Unknown
Hull
Irishman
London
Cervia
Kenia
Titan
Zealandia
San Francisco
Hercules
Sydney
St Aristell
Hero
Travemünde
Unknown
Vancouver
Island Commander
Island Warrior
Snohomish
Wellington
Terawhiti
Waipahi

Arahina


Arahina
The Arahina was put in service in November 1925 as a pilot ship of the port of Wellington.

Her hull was built with a triple layer of Kauri by Charles Bailey at Auckland.


Arahina, 2007 (Ref.)


In 1987, she was sold and became a private yatch at Picton, but is well preserved (Ref.).


Arahina


She piloted the Pamir during, at least, one of her voyages under the New Zealand flag.

Characteristics: LOA 19,1 m ; B 4,4 m ; T x,x m
G 65 T ; H xx,x m ; 1 diesel Kelvin 134 KW.



Behind the pilot Arahina, near the Terawhiti
31/03/1944 © J. Churchouse

Captain Cook II


The Captain Cook II in 1927
The Captain Cook II was the pilot ship of Sydney harbour.

She was built in 1893 by Morts Dock & Engineering Co., Balmain, Sydney. She used to belong to the New South Wales government and stayed in service until 1939 when she was replaced by the third of the name.


The Captain Cook II



The Captain Cook II in 1948 (Ref.)


After a few years as a static school base, she was sunk off Sydney on October 3, 1948.

Characteristics: LOA 47,4 m ; B 7,7 m ; T 4,0 m
G 396 T ; N 172 T ; 1 engine 3 cyl 85 HP.

J.H. Fisher


Pilot cutter n°1 JH Fisher (Ref.)
The Steam Pilot Cutter n°1 JH Fisher was built in 1930 by Earle's Co at Hull for the Humber Pilot's Steam Cutter Co. Ltd.


Pilot cutter n°1 JH Fisher 1:48 (Ref.)


The finest steam cutter on the Humber, she had accomodation for 30 pilots and carried two motor boats. Her station was off Spurn (Hull).


Pilot cutter n°1 JH Fisher & Pamir at Hull in 1937 Oil

Pilot G.H. Berry aboard the JH Fisher


In 1963, she was sunk by collision with the Esso Glasgow (Ref.) and replaced as N°1 by an ex-Liverpool cutter renamed Franck Atkinson.

Characteristic : LOA 42,8 m ; B 7,0 m ; T 3,7 m
GRT 461 T ; 1 triple expansion engine XX CV.

The harbours

The voyages of the Pamir

The Pamir