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Name: GIFFORD
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 07/06/1911
Completed: 11/1911
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 183
Dimensions: 4214grt, 2719nrt, 380.0 x 49.0 x 26.4ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 69 x 48ins), 372nhp
Engines by: Richardsons, Westgarth & Co Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 132990
History:
03/11/1911 Gifford Trading Co Ltd (A Weir & Co), Glasgow
1913 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin; renamed WAITOMO
1914 Registered at London
1923 Registered at Sydney, Australia
1923 Registered at London
1924 Registered at Wellington, New Zealand
1933 China Pacific Navigation Co, Shanghai; renamed MEISHUN
4Q/1933 Broken up
Comments: 4Q/1933: Broken up at Osaka
Allocated name HMNZT NO 23 during WW1


Above photo as WAITOMO is courtesy of the University of Otago Library

Above photo as HMNZT NO 23 is courtesy of the University of Otago Library