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Name: HURUNUI
Type: Sailing Vessel
Launched: 17/09/1875
Completed: 11/1875
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 324
Dimensions: 1054grt, 1012nrt, 204.1 x 34.2 x 20.0ft
Engines: None
Engines by: n/a
Propulsion: Sail, rigged as a ship; (1890: Rigged as a barque)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 73588
History:
11/1875 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London
05/1895 J Lindblom, Abo (Russian flag); renamed HERMES
1898 GA Lindblom, Abo, Finland
1901 Robert Mattson, Mariehamn
04/04/1915 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 300 x emigrants
1883: Collided WAITARA & sank in the English Channel off Portland Bill
Subsequently raised & repaired
1890: Reduced to barque rig
04/04/1915: Captured by U-boat U33 & sunk by explosives when 35 miles
South of St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight on a voyage from London to
Port Arthur in ballast


Above photos as HURUNUI copyright of the State Library of Victoria