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Sunday, 4 July 2010


Ship No 376

The M.V. KAIAPOI was the sister ship of KAITAWA, ordered from the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand .

She was a large modern twin screw diesel cargo vessel of 2,485 tons with a length of 290 feet, and a beam of 43 feet and draught of 19 feet and six inches. Built to carry coal and general cargo.

She was launched from the Leith shipyard on 16th March 1949.

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