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Name Official number Flag IMO
ARABIS    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1944  28/10/1943  16/03/1944 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Corvette  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
George Brown & Co. (Marine) Ltd, Greenock Garvel Shipyard  227 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 1348 disp full load 208 ft 3 in LOA  33 ft   1717 ft 6 in (mld)  14 ft (full load) 
Engine builder J G Kincaid & Co. Ltd., Greenock
Engine detail
T.4cyl (18.5", 31", 38.5" & 38.5" x 30") 2880ihp 16kn.
1-screw.
2-Admiralty 3-drum boilers 225 lbs/sq.in. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty, London     
Other names
1944 HMNZS ARABIS 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1944 Transferred to the Royal New Zealand Navy
1948 Returned to the Royal Navy 
Vessel history
22/07/1942 Ordered
26/02/1943 Laid down

12/1949 Reserve Fleet at Harwich 
Remarks
A Modified Flower class Corvette, Pennant No K 385
193 ft LBP; 976 tons light disp at 11 ft draught 
End year Fate / Status
1951  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Sold to T W Ward Ltd for scrapping. 8/1951 Arrived Grays, Essex. 
 

 



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