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HINEMOA

HINEMOA

The Union Steam Ship Co Steamer Express vessel HINEMOA berthed at Wellington. Built in 1946 by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness. Built to replace the WAHINE (1913) and MAORI (1907), she could carry 740 passengers and had space for 62 cars. HINEMOA was replaced by the ill-fated WAHINE in 196

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I did a couple of trips as a passenger on her and enjoyed both times. The first trip I had a cabin the second I was in the 60 berth (?) dormintory up forward and was lulled to sleep by the continual clunking of the anchor chain in the hawse pipes.

Could the small steamer in the adjacent berth be the harbour ferry that ran across to Days Bay and Eastbourne. Cannot think of her name right now.

All day Ive been trying to think of her name. I could remember the bar bit but not the front bit.

I think she was owned by the Eastbourne Council and when I was doing some work for them during my apprenticeship I noticed the spare prop shaft was stored at their depot.
 

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I had the bar bit right but wasnt sure of the front bit. She was owned I think by the Eastbourne Council. I was doing some work for them during my apprenticeship and found that the spare prop shaft was stored at their depot.
 

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