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Yard No. 188
ss WAKATIPU



Yard Number 188 was named WAKATIPU when launched on Monday 22/05/1876 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton for Denny Mills & Darling (mng Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd) 1878 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd Wellington

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1876
Ship Type: Iron Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: Australia to N.Zealand voyages
Tonnage: 1796grt, 1158nrt
Length: 290.0ft
Breadth: 33.1ft

Owner History:
Denny, Mills & Darling (mng Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd) 1878 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Wellington
1924 William Waugh Ltd, Balmain


Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Steam compound C2cy 256nhp ....... engine quadrupled in 1891

WAKATIPU was scrapped on 1930

Additional Information:
Laid up at Sydney in 1921
Hulked 1925 and used by Broken Hill Pty Ltd as tar storage barge.

Previous update by Paul Strathdee