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- Type: Passenger ship
- Design by:
- Order date:
- Built by: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
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- Launch date: 17.12.1929
- Date of completion: 12.01.1933
- Length over all: 144,5 m
- LPP: m
- Beam: 19 m
- Draught: 7.6 m
- GRT: 9599
- NET: 5625
- Main engine: Two 4-stroke Burmeister & Wain 8-cylinder diesels (6,750 bhp)
- Speed: 17 kn
- Laid down as Achimota for The Royal Mail Group
- 09.1932 Sold to Huddart Parker for their Australian/New Zealand services
- 12.01.1933 Entered service as Wanganella Flag: Australia
- 28.12.1937 Collided with a trawler off the coast of New South Wales.
- 19.06.1940 Assisted with the rescue of passengers from the RMS Niagara, after the latter hit a mine and sank off the coast of Auckland.
- 1941 Converted to hospital ship. Renamed: Australian Hospital Ship AHS Wanganella
- 19.06.1941 Started to carry wounded and sick evacuees from the Middle East, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Borneo and the South Pacific
- 1946 Returned to her civilian operator
- 19.01.1947 Struck Barrett Reef, while making her first trans-Tasman voyage after the war, and stuck fast. For 18 days the ship spent on the reef. No-one was injured, and the passengers were taken off the ship the morning after the accident. The damage she incurred put her out of service for twenty-two months, mainly as a result of industrial action while she was laid-up in a floating dock for repairs.
- 1960 Sold to scrap metal dealer Albert G Sims, and went to Sigapore for scrapping. Due to a drop in scrap metal prices the ship returned to service
- 1963 Laid-up at Doubtful Sound, NZ as an accommodation ship for workers
- 04.1970 Towed to Taiwan
- 05.06.1970 Broken up in Kaohsiung
- Look up "IMO 5385986"
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- ► Wanganella (ship, 1929) (12 F)