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English: Turakina was a 8565 gross ton ship, length 460.5ft x beam 62.7ft, single screw, speed 15 knots. Built by W. Hamilton & Co, Port Glasgow, she entered service for the New Zealand Shipping Co. in Sep. 1923. On 20th Aug.1940, en route from Sydney to Wellington she was attacked and sunk by two torpedoes. 35 men were lost including the captain, Captain J. Lord.