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Sunday, 27 June 2010

M.V. KATUI

Ship No 354

Was the second of a two ship order from an old customer of the shipyard, The Union Steamship Company of New Zealand.

The sister ship to “Kanna”

She was a standard “B” type single screw diesel cargo, coaster, She was 942 gross and 1,280 deadweight tons powered by a Bermeister & Wain diesel engine. Length overall of 210 feet with a beam of 36 feet and 6 inches, she was launched from the yard on 21/11/1945. She worked the coast of New Zealand for 21 years before being sold in 1967 and renamed "Cindee", then re-named in 1974 with the name "Banang" and broken up in 1984.

Still awaiting a photo of this fine old ship.

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