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Name Official number Flag IMO
AORANGI  148515  NZL   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1924  17/06/1924  16/12/1924 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan Fairfield  603 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
17491 grt /  / 600 ft  72.2 ft    29.9 ft 
Engine builder Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
4 x Sulzer 6 cylinder ST70 2SA 3177nhp engines driving quadruple screws giving service speed of 17 knots - 18.24 on trials.Total of 13,000hp at 127rpm. At the time she was the world's largest and fastest motorship. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Union Steamship Company of New Zealand Ltd., London  London   
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1931 Canadian Australasian Line Ltd., London
07/1944 - 1946 Admiralty requisition - accommodation ship 
Vessel history
Her maiden voyage commenced from Southampton on January 2nd 1925 for Los Angeles and Vancouver, arriving there on January 30th 1925. From there the ship commenced her maiden Pacific voyage to Honolulu, Suva, Auckland, Wellington and Sydney on February 6th 1925. In 1931 she transferred to the Canadian-Australasian Line which was formed from an agreement between the Union Steamship Company and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to stave of US competition on the same route. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1953  Broken Up 25/07/1953 
Disposal Detail
Arrived at Dalmuir for breaking by W. H. Arnott Young & Co. Ltd. 
 

 



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