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Northern Steam Ship Company

ARANUI     1946 - 1947

ARANUI  1946 - 1947 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum, AMS Collection

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum, AMS Collection

 

Built:

1945

Builder:

United Ship and Boatbuilders Ltd., Auckland

Official Number:

171447

Tonnage:

243 gross

Type:

Entered Fleet:

1946

Left Fleet:

1947

Career:

1945 September 25th launched as YF-1046 for the U.S. Navy. The order was cancelled the same month.
1946 May completed and chartered by the New Zealand Government to the Northern Steam Ship Company. Named ARANUI.
1947 September sold to Winstone Ltd. and employed mainly carrying cement from Portland to Auckland.
1960 sold to Wong Wing of Papeete and subsequently traded in the Tahiti area.
1977 September 15th wrecked in the Tuamotu Archipelago northeast of Tahiti and abandoned.

Acknowledgements:

New Zealand Marine News Volume 29 No. 1 1978.

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