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Yard No. 830
WAHINE



Yard Number 830 was named WAHINE when launched on Wednesday 14/07/1965 by Fairfield Govan for Union Steamship Company of New Zealand

Ship Particulars:
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


Her main engines were built by AEI Rugby , she was powered by 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 Her last recorded name was WAHINE

WAHINE finally foundered on 10/04/1968

Additional Information: 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
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