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Yard No. 603
mv AORANGI



Yard Number 603 was named AORANGI when launched on Tuesday 17/06/1924 by Fairfield Govan for Union Steamship Company of New Zealand

Ship Particulars:
Built: 1924
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Vancouver-Sydney service
Tonnage: 17491 grt
Length: 600 feet
Breadth: 72.2 feet
Draught: 29.9ft

Owner History:
Union Steamship Company of New Zealand
1931 Canadian Australasian Line, London


Her main engines were built by the shipbuilder , she was powered by Sulzer 4x6cyldr 2SA 3177nhp Quadruple screws 17 knots - 18.24 trials

AORANGI arrived for scrapping on 25/07/1953

Additional Information: At the time the world's largest and fastest motorship. Broken up at Dalmuir Arrived 25/7/1953
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