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Name: AOTEA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/11/1894
Completed: 01/1895
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 199
Dimensions: 5653grt, 4916nrt, 430.6 x 49.0 x 29.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (29, 47.5 & 80 x 48ins), 602nhp
Engines by: Central Marine Engine Works, West Hartlepool
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 104047
History:
01/1895 Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
1912 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co), Glasgow; renamed NANERIC
1925 Attilio Ardito, Genoa; renamed BALLARI
Q3/1925 Broken up
Comments: 21/01/1911: Stranded at Moville Point, Table Bay
On a voyage from Liverpool to Auckland
Subsequently refloated and sold as a contructive total loss
12/1917: Admiralty requisition as a commissioned escort vessel
Armed with 2 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 4.0ins guns, also 2 x 1 x howitzers
03/1919: Returned to owners
22/05/1925: Arrived at Genoa for breaking up


Above photo as AOTEA copyright of Allan C Green