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HDML Kuparu

Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Scott Perry for "HDML Kuparu"

  • $4,620.00 donated
  • 45 generous donors

Help save the 1943 HDML HMNZS Kuparu. I have found her in a neglected state and need help to save her.

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I need help to save this 1943 Historical naval launch. She has been sitting on the hard for too many years when I found her, and I plan to save her, have her in the water and used again. I have started on her, got the engines running, removed all of the torn damp tarps off , and made a open tent for her to dry out.

I lost my wife to cancer on the 11th June this year after her 5 1/2 year battle. Leaving me and our two beautiful daughters 11 & 13 devastated. So this is the project to help me get through this difficult time in our lives.

I cant do this alone, I need help, the sooner she is done, the sooner she is in the water.

Page created by:

Scott Perry


Please help me finish the old HDML ex HMNZS Kuparu P3563. She was in a very sad state, and I've got her back in the water in December 2017 after a 16 month rebuild. She still needs alot of finishing work, and I want to keep her as a floating Museum piece.

I lost my lovey wife Michelle Perry on the 11th June 2016 to cancer. After a very brave 5 1/2 year battle , leaving me and my two daughters 11 & 13 devastated. I needed a project to get me going again...and she is a project...She has been up on the hard for about 15 years, and in need of saving. I cant afford to do this by myself, but I cant afford to not do this & be lying there in my 80's ( if I get there :-) ) wishing only if.....

So I am sure there are many of you salty Navy sailors out there that would love to help out.

I have a Facebook page for her that I'm going to try to keep up to date. under HDML Kuparu.

All funds raised benefit:

HDML Kuparu

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Scott Perry on behalf of HDML Kuparu.

  • $4,620.00 donated
  • 45 generous donors

$4,620 donated



This cause page was created on 14 Aug 2016 and closed at 00:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 11 Oct 2018.

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