Owners: Holm Shipping Co. Ltd.
NZ coastal trade 1961 - 1990
Length overall: 66.48m
Holds: 2 (33.0, 4.4)
Hatches: 3 (10.5 x 5.2), (7.1, 3.6 x 5.7)
Derricks: 1 x 15 tons, 4 x 5 tons, 4 x 3 tons.
Engine: Oil 4SA 6Cy. 385 x 580mm. 1,250bhp by Masch. Kiel A.G.
Speed: 12 knots
Nov 1961: Completed by N.V. Bodewes Scheepswerven, Martenshoek, Holland for Holm Shipping Co. Ltd.
Mar 1972: Placed under Union S.S. company management.
May 1974: Last commercial vessel to use the Port of Oamaru sailing from there 14 May.
1975: Chartered long term to Dept. of Internal Affairs to guarantee 10 return trips per year to the Chatham Islands. Also yearly visits to meterological stations at Raoul and Campbell Islands.
Sep 1990: Withdrawn from service, laid up at Lyttelton.
Jan 1991: Sold to Celtic Pacific Shipping Ltd., Auckland. Renamed Celtic Kiwi and registered in Avatiu, Cook Islands.
Apr 1991: Entered service between Auckland and Norfolk Island. Other Pacific Islands ports on inducement.
27 Oct 1991: Sank 300km northwest of North Cape after water entered the forward hold. She had on board a full cargo of cement for Samoa, plus general cargo for Norfolk Island. Her 13 man crew were rescued by the yacht Rock Steady and taken to Opua in the Bay of Islands.