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Pakeha (II)

Pakeha (II)

Photo taken 1935 at New Plymouth, NZ, by the late F.Kemsley. I think the ship to the right is Anglo African, or Anglo Australian of Latta and Lawther?
Built: 1910 Harland and wolff, Belfast
Tonnage: 7,899grt
Owners: Shaw Savill
1939: Sold to Admiralty and converted into imitation of battleship HMS Revenge, including cruiser stern.
1941: Reconverted into cargo ship for M.O.W.T. R/n Empire
Pakeha, SSA mgrs.
1945: Hired by Ministry of Food as meat store ship.
1946: Repurchased by SSA.
1950: Broken up at Briton Ferry.

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On her arrival at London from New Zealand in July 1949 the "Pakeha" was one of several ships chartered by the Ministery of Food as a meat storage vessel. The following month she was sold to buyers whose identity was not revealed. She continued to act in her new roll as a refrigerated warehouse on the River Thames until March 1950 when she was sold to the British Iron and Steel Corp for breaking-up at T.W. Ward's yard at Briton Ferry. She made her last voyage to this port in May 1950

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