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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:TAINUIAdded:Sep 25, 2012
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)
Tainui (1)

built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton,
Yard No 283
Last Name: ASTORIA (1899)
Previous Names: CAVADONGA (1996) TAINUI (1899)
Port of Registry: Glasgow
Propulsion: Steam, single screw, 13 knots
Launched: Monday, 08/09/1884
Built: 1884
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: UK - Australia - New Zealand
Tonnage: 5086 grt
Length: 439.6 feet
Breadth: 46.4 feet
Owner History:
Shaw Savill & Albion Company
1896: Spanish Government (Charter)
1899: Shaw Savill & Albion
1899: Anchor Line Glasgow
Status: Scrapped - 28/07/1910

Remarks: Chartered to Spanish Government 1896
99 for trooping to Cuba. Briefly chartered by Allan Line in 1899 before going to Anchor Line. for the Glasgow
New York Service. Laid up in 1908 before scrapping at Bremen.

Photo supplied by the late Don Ross collection/the Alexander Turnbull Library NZ

Cheers and GB

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Mr. DOT on Sep 25, 2012 19:38 (6 years ago)
yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and thru. my eyes, this is quite heavenly! mrdot.
Dеnis on Sep 25, 2012 10:11 (6 years ago)
Back in the sailships era this one would be ugly but now she's an ultimate elegance!
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