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This is a growing database of classic vessels (pre 1940) with a significant connection to the region. Information comes from primary sources (mostly the Evening Post and NZ Yachtsman), and secondary sources (the more reliable being the writings of Harold Kidd, Robin Elliott and David Pardon). Where sources conflict, primary sources are generally given precedence. Bruce Askew's first notes on the database can be viewed here.

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Argo
Vessel Name:Argo
Builder:Percy Vos
Place built:Auckland
Year lost:1951
Notes:Arrived Wellington 1937. Lost with all hands during the 1951 Wellington-Lyttelton race.
Read article on delivery voyage to Wellington: NZ Yachtsman June 1937