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'Kia Ora', Feb. 1914

'Kia Ora', Feb. 1914

One of several snapshots bought recently on Trademe. Says on the back: 'S.S. Kia Ora, Feb 1914, Frozen spray top of derricks and halyards 200 miles E of Cape Breton.'
Kia Ora
Built: 1907
Tonnage: 6,561grt
Owners: Shaw Savill and Albion Co
1935:Verbania(1935-40)
1940: war prize, r/n Empire Tamar(194

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This may be the Kia Ora of which a few Gaelic song's have been written over the decade's as many Lewismen sailed on her.I worked from Le Havre for a while and found out that a ship of that name was sunk at the entrance as a blockship?
 

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