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Name: RAKANOA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 14/12/1895
Completed: 04/1896
Builder: William Dobson & Co
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 80
Dimensions: 2246grt, 1393nrt, 280.0 x 38.2 x 19.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (21, 35 & 57 x 39ins), 206nhp
Engines by: Blair & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 101477
History:
04/1896 Union Steamship Company of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin
23/04/1928 Sank
Comments: 1895: Launched for G & CR Bell, Newcastle as BELLS
1925: Reported as a coal hulk
23/04/1928: Scuttled in the Cook Strait


Above photo courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo copyright of Allan Green

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 16/12/1895