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Waimarama 1938

Postby john sefton » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:56 pm

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Launch Date: 31.5.38; Date of completion: 6.10.38; GRT: 12843; Yard No: 1004; Length overall: LPP: 157.5 Beam: 21.5; Builder: Harland & Wolff, Belfast; Speed: 17 Knots; Number of screws/Mchy/ 2D-18; Owner: Shaw Savill & Albion Company Limited
Bombed by Ju 88's where one aircraft scored 4 hits out of five bombs dropped. The deck cargo was petrol stowed in tins & the ship quickly set alight & shortly after sank.
One of the aircraft was caught in the blast & disintegrated in mid air.
Thirty three of the ships crew were rescued from the firey water by HMS LEDBURY.
In all 87 of the crews company were lost
Sources: Wikipedia. Mirimar.
Information Mr P Crichton.
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Re: Waimarama 1938

Postby D. v. Nieuwenhuijzen » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:01 pm

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Nt:10.576, Dw:7857, loa:163,17m. depth:9,83m. 12 cyl. Harland & Wolff diesel engine:2468 nhp. 2 screws.
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