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Photographer:DDGHANSA [View profile]Title:WairangiAdded:Feb 20, 2019
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
Builder: Harland and Wolff Ltd., Belfast, U.K.
Year of build: 1942 (Yard no. 1051)
Owner: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., Southampton, U.K.
Measures: BRT 13478, TDW 13272, LOA 164,6 m, breadth 21,5 m, 16 kn
EMPIRE GRACE (1942 - 1946)
Owner: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., Southampton, U.K.
WAIRANGI (1946 - 1963)
Owner: Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., Southampton, U.K.
On August 14, 1963 the Wairangi grounded at the island of Kloevholmen some 25 miles from Stockholm. Two Swedish tugs went to ner assistance but she was later abandoned to the underwriters. Sixteen days later the ship was refloated and brought into Stockholm for repairs. At the time the Wairangi was on a charter to a Swedish company and was inward bound from Rio Grande to Stockholm.
She was subsequently bought by the British Iron and Steel Corp. who allocated her to The Shipbreaking Industries Ltd. for demolition at Faslane, Scotland where she arrived 25th October 1963.

Photo Credits: The Late Allan Green Collection Vic. Australia
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persic on Feb 21, 2019 16:52 (4 months ago)
The original Wairangi built 1935 was a similar sister.
Lost, together with Shaw Savill's Waimarama and Empire Hope in August 1942 while nearing Malta in the Pedestal Convoy.
DDGHANSA on Feb 21, 2019 06:32 (4 months ago)
Itīs a transposed number. I have corrected the data. Thank you for the information.
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