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Name: ARANUI
Type: RO-RO Passenger Ship
Launched: 26/06/1965
Completed: 04/1966
Builder: Vickers Ltd
Yard: Walker
Yard Number: 183
Dimensions: 4542grt, 1542nrt, 1110dwt, 368.0 x 61.1 x 15.7ft
Engines: 6 x Oil engines, 4SA, 16cyl (10 x 12ins) driving 6 electric motors, each 2250shp
Engines by: English Electric Company, Rugby
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 317812
History:
04/1966 New Zealand Government - Railways Department, Wellington
1984 Najd Marine Agencies, Panama; renamed ARANUI I
1985 Renamed NUI
1985 Najd Trading & Construction Establishment, Jeddah; renamed NAJD III
1992 Najd Shipping (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Jeddah
11/1994 Broken up
Comments: Designed to carry passengers, also RO-RO trains & vehicles
11/1994: Broken up at Chittagong by H Steel


Above: ARANUI taking shape on the berth. Photo copyright of Emmanuel Makarios

Above: Captured by the tugs after launch. Photo copyright of Emmanuel Makarios

Above: First docking at Palmers. Photo copyright of Emmanuel Makarios

Above: Trials photo copyright of Emmanuel Makarios

Above photo, dated 05/1966, is copyright of Dennis Maccoy

Above photo as ARANUI copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as NAJD III copyright of Emmanuel Makarios

Above photo as NAJD III copyright of Emmanuel Makarios