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Sunday, 11 July 2010

WANGANUI

Ship No 395


Was an order for another single screw diesel grab hopper dredger for the Wanganui Harbour Board of New Zealand.

She was to work the Whanganui river for many years, keeping the silt levels from building up and keeping the river clear so that the many coasters that plied the trade route of New Zealand’s coasts could get tied up in Wanganui Harbour.

She was 252 tons with a length of 107 feet and 6 inches, and a beam of 27 feet.

She was launched from the Leith yard on 18th January 1950.

Not sure if she is still rusting away on the Whanganui River as I have been unable to source any pictures or much info about her.

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