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Name: WAIHORA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/04/1907
Completed: 05/1907
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 776
Dimensions: 4638grt, 2993nrt, 385.0 x 52.1 x 26.9ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 42.5 & 70 x 48ins), 339nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 123842
History:
05/1907 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin
1927 Naigai Kisen KK, Amagasaki; renamed TAIRYU MARU
1936 Kuribayashi Shosen KK, Tokyo
19/02/1944 Sank
Comments: 19/02/1944: Sank during a USAAF air strike in position
25.25N - 121.30E, off the northern tip of Taiwan


Above photo of the launch party copyright of Aukland Libraries

Above photo as WAIHORA copyright of the State Library of Victoria