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Crusader berthing Auckland
An early morning and the Shaw Saville ship Crusader berthing  at Queen's Wharf, Auckland. 1890's
Watercolour (710 x 530)mm

The Crusader was considered one of the fastest of the Shaw Saville ships.  She was built by Connell of Glasgow and launched in March, 1865.  Her measurements were:  1058 tons net, 1058 tons gross,  210,7 ft length, 35.1 ft. breadth, 21.4ft. depth.  In 1878 she made a passage of 65 days from London to Port Chalmers.  She was eventually sold to the Norwegians.