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AORANGI 1883

AORANGI 1883

Aorangi 1883, Scuttled in Holm Sound, Scapa Flow, 10th August 1915, seen c1900

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"Aorangi" (1883, 4268grt) by John Elder, Govan for NZ Shipping Co UK-NZ service. Refrigerated cargo capacity. Accommodation for 410 pass. Transferred to Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steam Ship Company 1896: Sydney, Wellington, Suva, Honolulu, Victoria BC, Vancouver, 150 pass. Requisitioned later purchased by RN in 1914. After WW1 history doubtful, one account claims she was salvaged and used as storeship at Malta till 1925.
 

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