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WAHINE


built by Fairfield Govan in 1966

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WAHINE


built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 830
Engines by AEI Rugby
Last Name: WAHINE
Port of Registry: Wellington
Propulsion: Turbo electric. 2 turbo alternators connected to 2 electric motors supplied by 4 Foster Wheeler boilers manufactured by Fairfield-Rowan, 12000shp.Twin screw 17knots service, 21.7knots max. speed
Launched: Wednesday, 14/07/1965
Built: 1966
Ship Type: Drive On Drive Off Vehicle and Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Inter island ferry
Tonnage: 8948 grt
Length: 488 feet
Breadth: 71 feet
Owner History:
Union Steamship Company of New Zealand
Status: Foundered - 10/04/1968
Web site: http://www.nzmaritime.co.nz/wahine.htm
Remarks: Completed by Fairfields (Glasgow) Ltd on new contract signed 06/01/1966 due to collapse of Fairfield SB&E Company in 1965.
Sank in storm entering Wellington Harbour
51 lives lost
Scan supplied by Colin Campbell
Previous update by Bruce Biddulph
Previous update by Colin Campbell


Last updated: by Paul Strathdee from the original records by Stuart Cameron

: WAHINE built by Fairfield Govan

Supplied by Paul Strathdee


Supplied by Paul Strathdee collection



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