Winslow with Wairuna in background
with Wairuna in the background. Photo taken from the Wolf.

The American schooner Winslow was captured by SMS Wolf at Raoul Island on the 16th June, the day before the Wairuna was sunk. Once anything of value was taken and the 15 crew transferred to the Wolf, she was destroyed on the 22nd June, but being predominantly wood, large sections stayed afloat and washed up onto the northern beach.
The Winslow was 567 tons gross and 497 tons net, built at Port Blakely, Washington, USA in 1899 by Hall Brothers. Length 170.4ft, beam 37.6ft, depth 12.8ft. Owned by Mr G E Billings of San Francisco.


Winslow wreckage
Wreckage of the Winslow as found by the Amokura in 1918
when searching for the two men who jumped off the Wolf the
previous year.


Joomla templates by a4joomla