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Category:Kaituna (ship, 1904)


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  • Built by: Osbourne Graham & Company, Sunderland
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  • Launch date: 08.10.1904
  • Date of completion: 1904
  • Length over all: m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: m
  • Draught: m
  • GRT: 1,977
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  • Main engine: Triple Expansion 1,000 ihp
  • Speed: kn


  • 1904 Named: NEEDWOOD for France, Fenwick & Co. Flag: France
  • 02.1905 Sold to Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand Renamed: KAITUNA. Used on coal and timber trades from west coast South Island ports and across the Tasman. Flag: New Zealand
  • 19.10.1905 Stranded on Farewell Spit while bound from Newcastle to Wellington. Refloated herself same day.
  • 12.10.1908 Lost propeller blades in the Karamea Bight on her way from Lyttelton to Greymouth. Towed into Westport by CHARLES EDWARD.
  • 29.03.1929 Collided with and sank Norwegian steamer SELJE off Cape Otway. Limped into Melbourne for major repairs.
  • 12.1930 Laid up Auckland.
  • 06.1931 Sold to by Wing Hong & Co., Hong Kong. Briefly owed by foo Hong S.S. Co. Ltd and then Dah Chung Coal Co., Shanghai. Flag: Hong Kong
  • 1938 Sold to Wallem & Co. Renamed: NEEDWOOD.
  • 12.1941 Fell into Japanese hands Renamed: KAIYO MARU. Flag: Japan
  • 22.12.1942 Sunk in collision with NICHIUN MARU off Seto in the Inland Sea.

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