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Old 27th December 2006, 10:20
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I also sailed on a variety of Union Coy ships , starting with Kanna in 1964.I dont know the origin of the name Kanna, it certainly doesnt sound Maori.the other ships i sailed on had Maori names ,such as Kokiri,Kawaroa, Kawerau,Kaimiro,Koraki,Waimate, Waimea,and the crane ships,Karetu, Ngakuta and Ngahere.The other 2 traded to the Pacific Islands-hence their names, Taveuni and Navua, they were named after 2 towns on the main Island of Fiji. The other ship i was on was named Union Aotearoa, which was on charter to Union Coy, with the Managers being Maritime Carriers.yes, it was a shame to see the last U .S .S .Coy vessel Rotoiti "vanish over the horizon" recently,certainly the end of a great era.

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