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Taupo arr. Auckland

Taupo arr. Auckland

Taupo arriving Auckland--maiden voyage perhaps? Passing
Bean Rock lighthouse.
Taupo
Built: 1966 Bartram, South Dock
Tonnage: 10,983grt
Owners: New Zealand Shipping Co
1980: Mandama(Austasia)
1984: Broken up Chittagong.

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Watched her being launched directly into the sea from Bartrams and took a great interest in her being fitted out on the Wear, along with Tekoa and Tongariro still among my favourite Sunderland built ships, striking colour scheme and design.
Regards, Steve.
 

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Hi Dox,
What run was she and her sisters on? I'm thinking UK out to Oz and Kiwi? Great looking ships
Mick S
 

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Yes, mate. Predominately on the UK / Oz and Kiwi routes. Some variations to South America and latterly the Persian Gulf.

They were good looking ships, expecially in NZS livery. Sulzer RD90 main engines with English Electric alternators.

Quite fast too. Junior Eng accommodation was not too flash though, lower alleyway and right adjacent to the main ER enterance.
 

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