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Northern Steam Ship Company

ROSALIE     1946

ROSALIE  1946 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum - W A Laxon Collection
ROSALIE berthed at Auckland while on charter to Northern Steam Ship Company
Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum - W A Laxon Collection

 

Built:

1946

Builder:

Shipbuilders Limited and Seagar Brothers Limited., Auckland

Official Number:

171446

Tonnage:

239 gross

Type:

Motor ship

Entered Fleet:

1946

Left Fleet:

1946

Career:

1946 built in Auckland for New Zealand Marine Department named YF-1048.
renamed ROSALIE.
15 May 1946 to 15 Nov 1946 chartered by Northern Steam Ship Company.
15 May 1946 cargo fertilizer to Whangarei and cement on return.
17 May 1946 towed barge to Tauranga.
22 May 1946 relieved HAUTURU on Onehunga-Raglan-Kawhia run.
31 May 1946 Auckland to Picton.
14 Jun 1946 Onehunga from Picton (salt and general) via New Plymouth (wool).
2 Jul 1946 to Kawhia, New Plymouth and Wanganui.
11 Oct 1946 to Kawhia, Te Waitere.
4 Nov 1946 Picton to Kawhia and Onehunga.
9 Nov 1946 visited Raglan.
15 Nov 1946 cargo wool from Raglan to Onehunga.
Aug 1947 sold to Union Manufacturing & Export Company Ltd., Petone
19 Jan 1948 New Zealand register closed on sale of vessel to Societe des Iles Loyante (French)
Apr 1958 sold to A. Mouledous and Societe Liemann Mouledous
Mar 1961 purchasd by Capt. E Savoie and renamed SORANA DEL MAR (New Caledonian).
May 1961 sold to Captain A R Rusden, Port Vila for further trading.
July 1962 stranded on mudbank in New Hebrides. Refloated by coaster NIKAU.
14 Jul 1964 burnt to the waterline after cargo of drums of petroleum caught fire off Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides

Acknowledgements:

Thank you to Michael Raynes for the above information and also to "The Era of Coastal Shipping in New Zealand"

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