Northern Steam Ship Co.
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IMO 5316648

NZ coastal service: 1974 - 1974 (only traded for 4 months).

GRT: 1,562
Net: 759
Dwt: 2,075
Length overall: 259' 7"
Beam: 39' 6"
Draught: 16' 8"
Built: 1963
Builders: Astano S.A., El Ferrol, Spain
Holds: 2 (80', 75')
Hatches: 2 (55.25' x 21.25') (55.25' x 23')
Derricks: 8 (these were removed for her NZ service)
Engine: Oil 4SA 7Cy. 400 x 600. 1600bhp
Speed: 11 knots
Port of Registry: Auckland

1963: Built for Sameiet Seagull A/S, Oslo as Seagull.
1964: Sold to Dr. Erich Retzlaff, Bremen, Germany and renamed Ferdinand Retzlaff.
1970: Sold to Angbats A/B, Kalmarsund, Sweden and renamed Kalmarland.
1973: Sold to Northern Steam Ship Co. Ltd., Auckland and renamed Tainui II.
11 Jan 1974: Arrived in Auckland at the end of her delivery voyage. Refitted as a bulk grain carrier.
July 1974: Entered service.
18 Nov 1974: Laid up at Auckland.
May 1976: Sold to Ayo Shipping Company of Florida and renamed Koral.
24 May 1976: Sailed from Auckland.
5 Nov 1979: Sank in Gulf of Mexico, 200 miles west of Dry Tortugas, after an earlier collision with a mooring dolphin at San Pedros de Macoris en route to New Orleans.