Ships Nostalgia banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags

1-15 of 15 Results
  1. Sultan K.L.(ex Matua)

    Built: 1936 R and W Hawthorn, Leslie and Co, Hebburn Tonnage: 4,193grt Owners: E.K.Litojua, Manila 1936: Built as Matua for Union SSCo of NZ Known affectionately as the 'Banana Boat', she serviced the Auckland-Rarotonga-Fiji-Samoa-Tonga route. 1968: Sold to E.K.Litojua, Manila, r/n Sultan...
  2. Navua (II) at Auckland

    Navua at Auckland c.1960's Navua Built: 1955 Henry Robb, Leith Tonnage: 1,952grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1971: King Horse 1985: Kin Horse I 1985: Broken up Fujian Province, China.
  3. Wairata at Napier

    My first ship photo, taken at Napier c.1962 on a Kodak Brownie(plastic) camera. Sorry it's not centred--no guidelines in the viewfinder. Wairata Built: 1943 Pennsylvania Shipyards Inc., Beaumont, Texas Tonnage: 5,255grt Owners: Union SSCo of Nz 1943: Built as Cape Igvak for the U.S. War...
  4. Wingatui whacks wharf, Wellington

    Wingatui was the fifth former German ship purchased by the USSCo after WWI. A high-sided, low-powered vessel, she had many incidents of colliding with other vessels, wharves and sandbanks. E.G. on one voyage she sailed from Wellington on May 25, 1945 in ballast for Westport(south), but she...
  5. Taiaroa

    Back of photo says 'Taiaroa, wrecked at Clarence, 1886.' Taiaroa Built: 1875 A.J.Inglis, Glasgow Tonnage: 438grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1875: Launched as 'Jackal' for G and J Burns Irish Sea services but purchased by James Galbraith, head of P.Henderson and Co, for a NZ coastal service...
  6. Navua (II)

    Taken at Auckland, c.1960's. Navua Built: 1955 Henry Robb Ltd, Leith Tonnage: 1,952 Owners: UnionSSCo of NZ Built for Pacific Islands fruit trade, but later worked the NZ coast. 1972: Sold to Guan Guan Shipping PTE) Ltd, Singapore r/n King Horse 1985: Sold to Nan Wah Enterprise...
  7. Navua (I)

    Completed for USSCo's Pacific Island service. Navua Built: 1904 D.J.Dunlop and Co, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 2,930grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1924: Laid up at Port Chalmers 1927: Sold to the Khedivial Mail& Graving Dock Co, London, r/n Roda 1932: Broken up in Egypt.
  8. Tahiti

    A mint company card--must be c.80 years old. Tahiti Built: 1904 Alex. Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, Glasgow Tonnage: 7,585grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1904: Delivered as 'Port Kingston' to Elder Dempster for their Imperial Direct West India Mail Service--Avonmouth-Bermuda-Kingston. Proved...
  9. Tofua (I)

    Tofua Built 1908 Wm. Denny and Bros, Dumbarton Tonnage: 4,395grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1908: Delivered--used on Pacific Island route. 1934: Broken up at Osaka.
  10. Maori (II)

    Another photo in the F.T.series. Photo taken by W.Hillsdon. Stamped and dated Wellington, 1909 Info on previous posting, but briefly: Maori Built: 1907 Wm. Denny and Bros, Dumbarton Tonnage: 3,399grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1946: Broken up at Shanghai.
  11. Maori (II) at Lyttelton

    Caption says: 'Maori berthing at Lyttelton Wharf.' Maori Built: 1907 Wm.Denny and Bros, Dumbarton Tonnage: 3,399grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1907: First ship to be purpose-built for Wellington-Lyttelton overnight service. Interesting career from the beginning: May 11: After launching...
  12. Limerick (II)

    Colour-scheme and gun on poop would suggest a WWII photo, credited to Alexander Turnbull Library of Wellington. Limerick Built: 1925 Wm. Hamilton and Co, Port Glasgow Tonnage: 8,684grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1925: Completed for the 'Irish Counties' services, NZ-UK 1936: Transferred to...
  13. Leitrim

    Photo by J. Dickie of Wellington, 22.3.1919. Leitrim Built: 1915 Sir Raylton Dixon and Co, Middlesborough Tonnage: 9,540grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ--an'Irish Counties' ship, with telescopic masts and removeable funnel-top for Manchester Ship Canal. 1929: Transferred to newly-formed...
  14. Koonya (I)

    Postcard bought at collectables fair. Koonya Built: 1898 Grangemouth Dockyard Co, Grangemouth Tonnage: 1,091grt Owners: Union SSCo of NZ 1898: Built as Yukon, of Yukon SSCo, for F. le Boulanger, Swansea. 1899: Bought by USSCo for Tasmanian service 1919: Wrecked on Sandy Cape, Tasmania en...
  15. Aorangi (II)

    Aorangi Built: 1924 Fairfield SB and E Co, Glasgow Tonnage: 17,491grt Owners: USSCo of NZ--their largest liner 1931: Transferred(with Niagara) to Canadian-Australasian Line 1953: Broken up at Dalmuir.
1-15 of 15 Results