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Name: TURAKINA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 23/04/1902
Completed: 08/1902
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 382
Dimensions: 8210grt, 5289nrt, 473.0 x 59.6 x 31.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (25, 42 & 71 x 48ins), 846nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 114620
History:
08/1902 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, Plymouth
13/08/1917 Sank
Comments: 13/08/1917: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U86 when 120
miles west of Bishop Rock at position 48.30N 08.34W
On a voyage from London to New York in ballast


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday, 08/09/1902