- Mar 6, 2020
Man you jump from one disagreement to another.Moran Taing.
I certainly don't mind doing that but what I do mind is someone else repeatedly charging me with saying things I have categorically not said.
Those are actually pictures of the North British Railway Company's tiny paddle steamer Redgauntlet which was launched in 1895 and which was sold in 1919.
Indeed your top picture shows her as a Royal Navy coastal minesweeper during WW1. You can see the gear for sweeping mines at the stern.
It was a coastal steamer and never went to New Zealand.
Lloyds Register for 1887 and again in 1888 has no such ship by the name of "Red Gauntlet" registered. There are however entries such as "Red Rose" and "Red Jacket"
You must love to argue.
Maybe my pictures are incorrect-- but after searching, they were the only ship pictures of the Red Gauntlet that I could locate.
The fact is that Rostron was the Second Mate on the Red Gauntlet and it did indeed roll over off the coast of New Zealand in 1877 and he was very fortunate to have survived.
Anything else you want to add?