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Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Ship No 400

KOKIRI, was the sister ship of KAWATIRI and third ship, of a three ship order from the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand.

Being a twin screw vessel, at 2470 tons, she had a length between perpendiculars of 290 feet and a beam of 43 feet, along with a design draught of 19 feet and 6 inches.

She was of shallow draught to enable her to navigate the tricky and dangerous waters of the New Zealand Coast.

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