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Saturday, 3 July 2010


Ship No 362

Was the second of the two ship order for the Union Steamship Company Ltd of New Zealand.

Sister ship to M.V. Kaitangata, 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 25th May 1948.

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