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Yard No. 243

Yard Number 243 was named HINEMOA when launched on Thursday 30/10/1890 by Russell & Co Port Glasgow for Capt J Leslie Glasgow

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1890
Ship Type: Steel 4 Masted Barque
Tonnage: 2283 tons
Length: 278.1 feet
Breadth: 41.9 feet
Draught: 24.2 feet

Owner History:
Capt J Leslie, Glasgow
1914: G. Windram & Co., Liverpool
1905: Law, Leslie & Company, Glasgow
1917: J.G.P. Murphy, Liverpool

She ended her days torpedoed and sank on 07/09/1917

Additional Information: Sunk on voyage from Australia to Great Britain by a German submarine, 35 miles WSW of Bishop Rock.

Reported to be the first ship ever fitted with refrigeration machinery for the mutton trade from New Zealand. However, this was later removed and she moved to the immigrant trade.

[An interesting social note is that she seemed not be lucky when it came to her masters. One went mad, another was dismissed for criminal offences, another was a hopeless drunk which meant the crew oft times had to take over the command and yet another shot himself! Not on board her, but on a minesweeper off Lowestoft.]

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