Yard No. 1502

built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton in 1962



Yard Number 1502, was named ARAMOANA when launched on Friday, 24/11/1961 by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton , for New Zealand Railways Wellington.

Her main engines were built by English Electric Co.Rugby , she was powered by 6Vee oil 4SA each16cy with elec drive to 2 sc shafts 17 knots

Other names she bore were: ARAMOANA / CAPTAIN NICOLAS V. Her last recorded name was NAJD II

ARAMOANA was scrapped on 1994

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1962
Ship Type: Passenger Train Ferry
Ship's Role: Wellington - Picton
Tonnage: 4160 grt | 1443 nrt | 1050 dwt
Length: 368 feet
Breadth: 61 feet
Draught: 21 feet
Owner History:
New Zealand Railways Wellington

Additional Information: The last of hundreds of ferries/passenger ships built by Wm Denny
Sold Najd Trading & Construction Company of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in October, 1984
renamed Najd II in 1986.
Previous data update by Paul Strathdee
Picture supplied by Colin Campbell