Yard No. 205

built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow in 1877



Yard Number 205, was named WANGANUI when launched on Thursday, 18/01/1877 by Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow , for New Zealand Shipping Company .

Her last recorded name was BLENHEIM (1888)

She ended her days torpedoed and sank on 22/02/1917

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1877
Ship Type: Iron Ship
Tonnage: 1136 gross; 1077 net
Length: 215ft 4in
Breadth: 34ft 0in
Owner History:
New Zealand Shipping Company

Additional Information:
18/01/1977: Launched for The New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd. Registered at London. Capable of carrying 241 emigrants.
18/08/1881: Registry transferred to Lyttelton, New Zealand.
22/05/1888: Registry transferred back to London.
09/08/1888: Sold to J leslie, W Savill, W Shirres, and JW Temple, renamed BLENHEIM and registered at Aberdeen on 11/08/1888.
11/1903: Sold to Akt Blenheim, Sandefjord.
22/02/1917: Torpedoed and sunk by U50 30 miles SSW of Fastnet, bound Pensacola to Greenock with pitch pine.

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