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Owners: New Zealand Railways
Port of Registry: Wellington

NZ coastal service: 1972 - 2001 (Wellington - Picton Rail-freight ferry)

GRT: 3,914
Net: 1,209
Dwt: 2,391
Length overall: 127.51m
Beam: 18.75m
Draught: 4.896m
Built: 1972
Builders: Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Clydebank, Glasgow.
Engines: 2 x Oil 4SA each 12Cy. 400 x 460mm. 12,000bhp by Crossley Premier Pielstick.
Crew: 48

1969: Order placed with Upper Clyde Shipbuilders.
4 Oct 1972: Delivered to NZ Railways.
2 Nov 1972: Arrived at Wellington.
6 Dec 1972: Entered service.
Feb 1977: Struck rocks off Clay Point, Tory Channel. Damage to hull plating on starboard side.
Mar 1991: Went to Dunedin for a refit by Sims Engineering Ltd.
24 Dec 2000: Withdrawn from service. Returned to service briefly filling in for Aratere while she underwent engine repairs in Auckland.
May 2001: Sold to Worldwide Shipping & Trading Services and departed Wellington for the last time on 10 May.
8 Jun 2001: Arrived at Alang for breaking up.