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Sunday, 15 August 2010


Ship No 456

Was another small coaster for work in the New Zealand coastal trade, ordered by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand, she was 1,865 tons. With a LBP of 235 feet and a beam of 45 feet. She was a single screw cargo vessel built by Robb at Leith as the Kumalla for the Union Steamship Co of New Zealand and registered at Melbourne Australia.

She was launched from the yard on 9th of November 1956 and she worked the New Zealand coast until being sold in August 1972 to Hetherington Kingsbury and renamed Cobargo and given Sydney registry. Sold, renamed Jihad in 1978 and sold again in 1979 to South Sea Freighters Ltd of Port Vila (Willam M & Keith M.Trueman) who renamed her Bismarck Sea. Was active out of Singapore 1981 and sold on a few times more before being scrapped in 1986.

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