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Name: WAITEMATA launched as WAR RAMPART
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 04/03/1919
Completed: 23/05/1919
Builder: Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd
Yard: Howdon
Yard Number: 271
Dimensions: 5729grt, 3555nrt, 400.0 x 53.0 x 32.8ft
Engines: T3cyl (27, 45 & 75 x 54ins), 619nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 143192
History:
23/05/1919 Union Steam Ship Co of New Zealand Ltd, London
1932 Wm Crosby & Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne
1933 Dairen Kisen KK, Dairen; renamed YUKI MARU
16/06/1944 Sank
Comments: Launched as WAR RAMPART for the UK Government Shipping Controller
Type F1, WW1 Standard Ship
1932: Intended to be renamed WILLANDRA, but not carried out
16/06/1944: Sunk by US Submarine BREAM


Photo as WAITEMATA courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk