Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co. Ltd.
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TITOKI (1958)

GRT: 855
Net: 358
Dwt: 900
Length overall: 218' 0"
Beam: 34' 5"
Draught: 12' 6"
Holds: 2 (70.5', 45.75')
Hatches: 2 (steel) (57', 32.25' x 18')
Derricks: 1 x 15 tons, 6 x 5 tons
Engines: Oil 2SA 5Cy. 340 x 570mm 800bhp by British Polar Engines.
Speed: 10 knots

The last traditional coaster to run a service on the New Zealand coast, Titoki was laid up at Nelson in March 1982, being replaced on the Nelson-Onehinga trade by the container ship Union Nelson. Sold shortly thereafter, she sailed from Nelson for Singapore on 7 April 1982.
Titoki and her sister Totara were unique amongst coastal traders in New Zealand as they were the only twins and were identical except for one feature. See if you can spot it by comparing photos of the two ships (see Photo Album).

Pocket History:
30 Nov 1957: Launched by E.J. Smit & Zoon Scheeps, Westerbroek for Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co. Ltd., Port Nelson.
Mar 1958: Completed.
1975: Ownership transferred to Anchor Dorman Ltd.
31 Aug 1975: Grounded on the northern side of the Grey River just inside the entrance. She was refloated later the same day and after inspection sailed for Nelson for repairs which took several months.
Apr 1978: Transferred to the Nelson-Onehunga trade, replacing her sister Totara.
1982: Sold to Tropic Island Shipping Co. Pte. Ltd., and renamed Wild Rover.
1985: Sold to Trans American International and renamed Varuna.
1985: Sold to Golden Pearl Shipping Co. Ltd., and renamed Golden Pearl.
1986: Sold to Intercity Shipping Co., and renamed Intercity 1.
1987: Sold to Indian shipbrealers and arrived at Mangalore 7 October 1987 to be broken up.