KAI LAG

KAI LAG was built on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait in 1933. She was used for pearling and harvesting Trochus Shell (for making buttons) before being commandeered during WWII to move troops and supplies from Australia up to New Guinea. Passing into private hands in the late 1940’s she was wrecked in a cyclone in Cairns Qld. in 1993. Rebuilt that same year she moved further south to eventually be on a mooring in Palm Beach, Sydney, Australia.

Design Specs

LOA:
40′ 
0″
Beam:
LWL:
Draft:
8′ 
0″
Home Port: 
Sydney
Designer: 
Australian Commonwealth Government Naval Architect
Boat Type: 
Pearling Lugger
Rig: 
Gaff Cutter
Gross Displacement: 
23 tons
Number of Engines: 
1
Engine Model: 
Cummins
Total Engine Horsepower: 
80
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Unknown
Location Built: 
Thursday Island, Torres Strait
Year Built: 
1933
Owner Name: 
John Tregea
Owner Country: 
Australia
Posted on:
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 2:20am
Last modified on:
Sun, 10/09/2016 - 3:05pm