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Saturday, 3 July 2010

M.V. KAITANGATA

M.V.KAITANGATA

Ship No 361


Was an order for the Union Steamship Company Ltd of New Zealand.

M.V. Kaitangata was the first of a two ship order for these modern motor vessels to work the coasts of New Zealand and the trans-Tasman route to Australia.

She had an overall length of 290 feet with a beam of 43 feet, and a draught of 19 feet and 6 inches.

At 2,485 tons this fine vessel was big for a coaster and strongly built for a tough working life in the seas around New Zealand.

She was launched from the yard on 27th January 1948.

View from the deck of M.V.KAITANGATA

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