Auckland Story for 30 January 2013 - HMS Orpheus
Next week marks 150 years since the sinking of the British Royal Navy corvette HMS Orpheus at the entrance to Auckland's Manukau Harbour. The Whatipu Orpheus Commemoration Committee has organised a public ceremony and wreath casting at Whatipu Beach from 11 o'clock next Thursday. Among the speakers will be naval historian Michael Wynd. Lisa Thompson recently met up with him at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport.