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Name: MAORI
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 27/11/1952
Completed: 10/1953
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 139
Dimensions: 8303grt, 3701nrt, 1450dwt, 426.2 x 63.5 x 29.1ft
Engines: 2 x Steam turbines, driving 2 x electric motors, 15000shp
Engines by: British Thomson-Houston Ltd, Rugby
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 196280
History:
10/1953 Union Steam Ship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Wellington
1974 Wiltopps (Asia) Ltd, Hong Kong
03/1974 Broken up
Comments: Built for the Wellington to Lyttelton service. Accommodation for 790 x passangers
1965: Converted by Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co at Hong Kong into a
RO-RO ferry with stern doors and capacity for 90 x vehicles
1974: Sold for a projected Hong Kong to Taiwan service
06/03/1974: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Yung Tai Steel & Iron Co Ltd
18/04/1974: Breaking up commenced


Above photo copyright of John Rankin

Above photo copyright of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Above photo showing her after conversion is copyright of the Evening Post

Profile & Decks plans copyright of Shipbuilding & Shipping Record. Click HERE to enlarge

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Copy courtesy of Terry Summerson