Tr S S ROTORUA
built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 915 Engines by Denny & Co, Dumbarton
Propulsion: Triple screw, 2 x triple expansion 3 cyl on wing shafts, 5350 ihp, LP Parsons turbine on centre shaft, 3281 shp, 15.7 knots
Launched: Saturday, 09/07/1910
Ship Type: Refrigerated Passenger Cargo Vessel
Ship's Role: UK- New Zealand lamb trade
Tonnage: 11130 gross; 7094 net; 10600 dwt
Length: 484ft 3in
Breadth: 62ft 4in
Draught: 29ft 4in
New Zealand Shipping Company
Status: Torpedoed & Sunk - 22/03/1917
6.10.1910: Delivered. She was the largest vessel to have been built at Dumbarton at the time.
27.10.1910: Left London on her maiden voyage to Wellington.
22.3.1917: Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC
17, 24 miles E of Start Point, Devon with the loss of one life. She was on a eastbound voyage to London from Wellington and Newport News.
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Picture supplied by John Newth
Last updated: by John Newth from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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