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Kara Kalinga

Vessel Number: HV000255
Date: 1948
Previous Owner: Sidney Tyler ,
Vessel Dimensions: 10.97 m x 10.97 m x 3.51 m x 0.91 m, 14.76 tonnes (35.99 ft x 35.99 ft x 11.5 ft x 2.99 ft, 15 tons)
Classification:Vessels and fittings
KARA KALINGA is a 36 foot (10.97 m) standard cruiser built in 1948 by Lars Halvorsen Son's firm for private use. It represents a medium-sized Halvorsen motor cruiser, one of the main types used in their hire fleet. It was the third of the 36 footers built.
DescriptionCompleted in September 1948 with Job Number 919 KARA KALINGA followed KAITUNA, the first of the type built after World War II and launched in July 1948.

The vessel's original name was KARA KA, but its owner Sydney Tyler was requested by the authorities to change the name because it was already in use by another registered vessel. Tyler simply added 'linga' to create the new name.

The hull is planked in oregon, painted white with a varnished superstructure, the standard Halvorsen finish. It was launched with a twin Morris petrol engine installation, the normal configuration for the vessels.

KARA KALINGA was renamed FREYA for a period, probably during the 1950s when it was based on the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria. It has remained in private ownership and has always been used as a recreational vessel.
Vessel Details
Cabin or superstructure material and construction:timber planked
Current status:operational
Deck layout:cabin
Deck material and construction:timber planked
Hull material and construction:carvelcarvel-planked
Hull material and construction:timber
Hull shape:displacement
Hull shape:monohull
Hull shape:plumb stemvertical stem
Hull shape:plumb transomvertical transom
Hull shape:round bottom
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:launch deadwood
Keel/centreboard/rudder type:spade rudder
Motor propulsion:inboard
Motor propulsion:motor vesselMV
Motor propulsion:petrol
Hand propulsion/steering mechanism:wheel
Additional Titles

Previous title: Kara Ka

Primary title: Kara Kalinga

Previous title: Freya

Alternate Numbers

Vessel Registration Number: 1948N

Official Number: 191176

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