Golden Bay Cement
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Official No.: 315702

New Zealand coastal service 1961 - 1984

Owners: Wilson (N.Z.) Portland Cement Ltd.

GRT: 1,587
Net: 686
Length overall: 267' 4"
Beam: 42' 4"
Draught: 16' 1"
Built: 1961 - completed April
Builders: Henry Robb Ltd., Leith

Ship Type: Diesel-electric cement carrier. Self unloader.
Holds: 2 (62', 58')
Derricks: 1 x 5 tons

Engines: 3 x Oil 4SA each 5Cy. 11.5" x 15.5". 2,355bhp driving 3 gen each 435kW 440V d.c. connected to electric motor 1600shp (CC) & screw shaft.
Service speed: 11.5 knots
Port of Registry: Auckland

John Wilson shipped bulk cement from Portland to Auckland and later Tauranga, Gisborne and Napier.
Replaced by the larger Cement King in 1974, she was sold to the Tarakohe Shipping Company and shipped cement from the Golden Bay Cement Company's works at Tarakohe to Wellington, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Raglan and Picton.
John Wilson arrived at Auckland 20 December 1984 and was broken up by Pacific Metal Industries in early 1985.