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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:WAIRANGIAdded:Mar 05, 2017
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)


Owners: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd
Port of Registry: GBR Southampton
IDNo: 1168508
Year: 1942
Type: Cargo ship (ref)
Launch Date: 25.8.41
Flag: GBR
Date of completion: 1.4.42
Tons: 13478
Link: 1600
DWT: 13272
Yard No: 1051
Length overall: 164.6
Ship Design:
LPP: 158.9
Country of build: GBR
Beam: 21.5
Builder: Harland & Wolff
Location of yard: Belfast
Number of
screws/Mchy/ 2D-16
A: *
End: 1963
Subsequent History:

Disposal Data:
wrecked Kanholmsfjarden 14.8.63 & BU Faslane 25.10.63 [Shipbreaking Industries]

Details: Miramar Ship Index

Photo Credits: The Late Allan Green Collection Vic. Australia
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persic on Mar 11, 2017 11:22 (1 year ago)
Hello again teapot. I was 3rd, then 2nd Engineer in Corinthic 1964-5-6 and was lucky enough to have sailed on four of the Mag7s
teapot on Mar 06, 2017 22:31 (1 year ago)
thanks persic,was 1st trip deckboy,joined corinthic next trip,got a copy of that book ,really good.
persic on Mar 06, 2017 09:29 (1 year ago)
Yes teapot, I was an Apprentice Engineer in Persic 1959-60.
Persic, Runic, Suevic, Corinthic, Athenic, Gothic and Ceramic, Shaw Savill's Magnificent Seven all had hull designs based on the Wairangi and her sisters, with the twin screw diesels replaced by steam turbines.
teapot on Mar 05, 2017 22:55 (1 year ago)
persic I take it with the name you sailed on same,i did late 1960s 61'
persic on Mar 05, 2017 17:16 (1 year ago)
The first Wairangi was indeed built in 1935 Gordy, by H&W Govan. One of 3 Shaw Savill ships lost in 1942 from the Pedestal convoy, just short of Malta.
This Wairangi was built as Empire Grace by H&W Belfast.
Gordy on Mar 05, 2017 13:41 (1 year ago)
Will do Clyde, ty my friend....Wasnt there another Wairangi that was built in 1935, I am sure there was. Maybe some ex old time Shaw Savill sailors know of the 1935 vessel?
Clyde Dickens on Mar 05, 2017 05:01 (1 year ago)
Excellent restoration of photo of 1942 build Gordy.

Keep them coming please
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