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Old 14th April 2006, 19:01
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Shaw Saville & Albion Line

1911 WAIMANA, Shaw, Savill & Albion Line.
1926 HERMINIUS, Aberdeen Line.
1926 WAIMANA, Shaw, Savill & Albion Line.
1939 The Admiralty, converted to dummy battleship HMS RESOLUTION.
1942 EMPIRE WAIMANA, MOWT managed by Shaw Savill & Albion Line.
1946 WAIMANA, Shaw, Savill & Albion Line.
1952 Scrapped Milford Haven

A photo of her here: http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/waimana.htm

Shaw Saville & Albion Line

Raranga Built 1916. 10,040 tons. 1950 scrapped Blyth. This vessel was actually torpedoed in 1918 but due to the actions of the Master the ship was saved and eventually sold for scrap in 1950.

A photo of her here: http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/raranga.htm

Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line

There were two Esperance Bay's a little confusing this but read on and see the website for more info.


Esperance Bay (1) Built 1922. 13,837 tons. 1928 purchased by White Star Line from Australian Commonwealth Line, 1933 transferred to Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, 1936 transferred to Shaw, Savill & Albion Line renamed Arawa, 1955 scrapped.

Esperance Bay (2) Built as Hobson's Bay in 1921. 13,840 tons. 1928 purchased by White Star Line from Australian Commonwealth Line, 1933 transferred to Aberdeen & Commonwealth Line, 1936 renamed Esperance Bay (2), 1955 scrapped.

There is a photo of Hobson's Bay/Esperance Bay here: http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/esperance2.htm

another here: http://www.merchantnavyofficers.com/indexframe.html

Shaw Saville & Albion Line

Waiwera

You dont state exact dates so as there were three ships called Waiwera, I will give you all three:

Waiwera (1) Built 1899, 6,237 tons, 1926 sold to Ellerman & Bucknall Line, renamed City of Pretoria.
Waiwera (2) Built 1934, 12,435 tons, 1942 torpedoed and sunk in Atlantic; loss of 8 lives.
Waiwera (3) Built 1944 12,028 tons, 1967 sold to Greece, renamed Julia.

A photo of all three ships here: http://www.shawsavillships.co.uk/shaw.htm
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