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Name: WAKANUI
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/11/1898
Completed: 1899
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 360
Dimensions: 5706grt, 3751nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 491nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 108566
History:
1899 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, Plymouth
1913 Brodmount Steamship Co Ltd (Blue Star Line Ltd), London; renamed BRODMOUNT
1920 Union Cold Storage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line (1920) Ltd), London
1920 Renamed STUARTSTAR
04/10/1923 Wrecked
Comments: 04/10/1923: Wrecked on breakwater at the entrance to the New Waterway
On a voyage from Zarate to Bremerhaven with a cargo of frozen meat


Above photo as WAKANUI copyright of the Alexander Turnbull Library

Above photo as BRODMOUNT copyright of the Blue Star Archives

Above photo as STUARTSTAR copyright of the Blue Star Archives