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M.V. KONUI

M.V. KONUI

The second of the six KAITANGATA class vessels built was the KONUI built in 1949 by Henry Robb Ltd, Leith for the Union Steam Ship Company. Employed mainly on the coal run she served her owners well for nearly 20 years. She was sold in 1969 and served her new owner for another 14 years. KONUI is see

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Anoher good pic Emmanuel. Shame about the subject, a small, outdated underpowered, heap of steel and rivets!
 

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You have no soul Roger. She is a ship full of memories.
 

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Hmm. I couldn't wait to get off her!
Sir Peter Abels who bought Union Co a few years later described many of Union Co's ships as "medieval barges" and the Konui would certainly fit that description.
 

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She seemed a good enough berth to me in 64 and the grub was very good to an ex homeboat man,

Billy
 

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I was on her in 68,. Remember spending a number of days in Westport where it rained, then rained again, then some more. A couple up the road for some beer. They had to bailout quikly when the law raied the place, after hours of course. The same the next night, and finaly, we were loaded ut could not sail until the next morning, onto shore power and into the pub. 11.20 and the law stepped in. We must have had a good one as he told us that they were going to raid the place at 11.50. We left quickly, along with a uniform traffic cop. The west coast had their own ideas, not that the law always agreed.
Jim B
 

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Clearly beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for me I think it is a great looking ship, very nostalgic, full of soul and memories.
 

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