M.V.KONINI (At her trials in the River Forth)
Ship No 457
The second vessel ordered by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, built alongside the M.V.KUMALLA
She was 2007 GRT, with a length B.P. of 250 feet with a beam of 41 feet and 6 inches, and a design draught of 25 feet and 3 inches.
She was similar in size to Navua and Kaimai and was used on the East Coast coastal service. On the introduction of ro-ro ships she and her sisters became redundant and she was sold to Singapore interests in 1971.