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SS Rakaia (1895-1934)

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Media TitleSS Rakaia (1895-1934)
Media NotesBuilt by R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd in their Hebburn Yard, Rakaia was launched on 25 April 1895 for the New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, Plymouth.

Subsequent Service:
1915: Sold to Brodmead SS Co Ltd (Blue Star Line); renamed SS Brodmead.
1920: Sold to Union Cold Stroage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line (1920) Ltd; Renamed SS Romanstar.
1929: Blue Star Line Ltd, London; Renamed SS Roman Star.
1934: Sold for scrap and broken up in Savona, Italy from 29 September 1934.

(Photo: 19 April 1909. The SS Rakaia is being turned by a tug on the first ever visit by an Ocean Liner to Nelson, New Zealand)
DateAdded 17 Nov 2012
Linked toCyril Augustus Alabone (Emigration)

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