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My sincere thanks to Peter J Bennett (bypasspete"at"ntlworld.com) for his time in putting this table of contents together. Jeffrey Shaw

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To satisfy our readers we have decided to set up a comprehensive guide to the Ships of New Zealand Shipping and Federal Steam Navigation. 
This is a FREE service maintained by New Zealand Shipping in association with www.australiatrade.com.au for information and education  purposes.
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In fact due to work load, I would ask if someone can update this vessel page and once completed send an email in word or excel and i will put it up and give you the credit for doing the update. Jeffrey

NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING Co & FEDERAL STEAM NAVIGATING Co (NZSCo)

 
Ships Name
Built
Ship Yard
Registered
Gross Tonnage
Net Tonnage
Class
What Happened
1
Waitara
1873
J Reid & Co,         Glasgow
London
883
833
Passenger
Foundered 1883
2
Mataura (1)
1873
Aitkin & Mansel,3 Glasgow
London
898
853
Passenger
Abandoned 1900
3
Rangitiki (1)
1873
Humber Iron Works Co Hull
London
1227
1188
Passenger
Dismantled to a Hulk 1919
4
Waimea
1873
Reiherstieg Schiffswerft Hamburg
London
871
848
Cargo
Wrecked 1902
5
Rakaia (1)
1873
J Bulmer & Co Sunderland
London
1057
1022
Passenger
Wrecked 1918
6
Waikato (1)
1874
J Bulmer & Co Sunderland
London
1053
1021
Passenger
Foundered 1913
7
Waitangi
1874
J Bulmer & Co Sunderland
London
1161
1128
Passenger
Foundered 1913
8
Waimate (1)
1874
J Bulmer & Co Sunderland
London
1156
1124
Passenger
Went Missing
9
Orari (1)
1875
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Jarrow
London
1051
1011
Passenger
Dismantled to a Hulk 1909
10
Otaki (1)
1875
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Jarrow
London
1053
1014
Passenger
Abandoned 1895
11
Hurunui (1)
1875
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Jarrow
London
1054
1012
Passenger
Sunk by U33 4/4/1915
12
Waipa
1875
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Jarrow
London
1057
1017
Passenger
Went missing 10/12/1911
13
Wairoa
1875
Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd Jarrow
London
1057
1015
Passenger
Went missing 1/12/1907
14
Opawa (1)
1876
A. Stephen & Son Glasgow
London
1131
1076
Passenger Refrigerated
Sunk by U53 14/3/1917
15
Pareora (1)
1876
A. Stephen & Son Glasgow
London
879
879
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 1888
16
Piako (1)
1876
A. Stephen & Son Glasgow
London
1136
1075
Passenger
Went missing 22/11/1900
17
Wanganui
1877
A. Stephen & Son Glasgow
London
1136
1077
Passenger
Sunk by U50 22/2/1917
18
Turakina (1)
1882
C Connell & Co     Glasgow
London
1247
1189
Refrigerated
Broken up       May 1914
19
Tongariro (1)
1883
John Elder & Co       Goven
Lyttelton
4162
2657
Passenger Refrigerated
Scrapped       June 1910
20
Aorangi
1883
John Elder & Co       Goven
Lyttelton
4163
2655
Passenger Refrigerated
Scuppered Scappa Flow 10/8/1915
21
Ruapehu (1)
1883
John Elder & Co       Goven
Lyttelton
4163
2655
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up        Nov 1911
22
Kaikoura (1)
1884
John Elder & Co       Goven
London
4507
2883
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up        Jan 1907
23
Rimutaka (1)
1884
John Elder & Co       Goven
London
4514
2859
Passenger Refrigerated
Scrapped       June 1911
24
Otarama (1)
1890
Wm Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
London
3808
2460
Passenger 12 Refrigerated
Broken up 1930
25
Tekoa (1)
1890
Wm Gray & Co Ltd West Hartlepool
London
4050
2646
Passenger 12 Refrigerated
Broken up 1909
26
Ruahine (1)
1891
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
6127
3926
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 1945
27
Waikato (2)
1892
Wm Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
Plymouth
4767
3071
Refrigerated
Demolished 1923
28
Rakaia (1)
1895
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
5629
3660
Passenger Refrigerated
Demolished  29/9/1934 
29
Mataura (2)
1896
Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd Glasgow
Plymouth
5764
3756
Passenger Refrigerated
Abandoned       Dec 1898
30
Pareora (2)
1896
Wood,Skinner & Co Newcastle
Dundee
650
355
Cargo
Wrecked 1919
31
Waimate (2)
1896
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
5610
3629
Passenger Refrigerated
Wrecked 18/6/1925
32
Hesketh
1896
Queenstown & Passage West Docks Co. Cork 
Sydney
640
393
Cargo
Abandoned 27/10/1899
33
Papanui (1)
1898
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
London
6372
4099
Passenger Refrigerated
Abandoned  12/9/1911
34
Wakanui
1899
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
5829
3256
Passenger Refrigerated
Abandoned 19/12/1923
35
Warrimoo
1899
CS Swan & Hunter Wallsend
London
3526
1897
Passenger Refrigerated
Collision & Sank 18/5/1918
36
Meowera
1899
CS Swan & Hunter Wallsend
London
3345
1911
Passenger Refrigerated
Wrecked 25/12/1916
37
Paparoa (1)
1899
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
6563
4262
Passenger Refrigerated
Scuttled by HMS Birmingham 18/3/1926
38
Whakatane (1)
1900
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
5715
3659
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 1929
39
Petone
1900
Taylor & Mitchel Greenock
Lyttelton
708
388
Cargo
Mined & Sunk 10/3/1941
40
Rimutaka (2)
1900
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
7765
4983
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 5/5/1930
41
Ruapehu (2)
1901
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
7705
4943
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 10/9/1931
42
Tongariro (2)
1901
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
7600
4917
Passenger Refrigerated
Broke in two 16/9/1916
43
Turakina (2)
1902
R&W Hawthorn,        Leslie & Co Ltd  Hebburn
Plymouth
8210
5289
Passenger Refrigerated
Torpedoed by U86 13/8/1917
44
Kaikoura (2)
1903
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
Plymouth
6998
4477
Passenger Refrigerated
Demolished 1929
45
Kaipara (1)
1903
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
Plymouth
7596
4886
Passenger Refrigerated
Sunk by gunfire 16/8/1914
46
Orari (2)
1906
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
7207
4564
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up 1927
47
Opawa (2)
1906
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
7230
4588
Refrigerated Cargo
Sunk by US sub Bowfish 28/11/1943
48
Otaki (2)
1908
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
7420
4611
Refrigerated Cargo
Sunk, gunfire/torpedoes. 10/3/1917                   Capt A Blisset Smith Posthumous V C
49
Kiritona
1909
C Bailey Jnr        Auckland
Napier
136
75
Cargo
Broken up Auckland 1961
50
Ruahine (2)
1909
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
10758
6283
Passenger Refrigerated
Scrapped 1957
51
Rotorua
1910
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
11130
7094
Passenger Refrigerated
Torpedoed by UC17 22/3/1917
52
Koutunui
1911
C Bailey Jnr  Auckland
Napier
171
98
Cargo
Still in Existence ?? Fiordland NZ
53
Remuera (1)
1911
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
11276
7154
Passenger Refrigerated
Aerial Torpedoed 26/8/1940
54
Hurunui (2)
1912
Russell & Co              Port Glasgow
Plymouth
8901
5638
Refrigerated Cargo
Torpedoed by U94 18/5/1918
55
Westmeath
1911
Furness, Withy & Co Ltd West Hartlepool
Greenock
8096
5212
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up 2/5/1932
56
Limerick
1912
Workman Clark & Co Ltd Belfast
London
5790
3793
Passenger Refrigerated
Torpedoed by U86  28/5/1917
57
Tyrone
1912
Workman Clark & Co Ltd Belfast
Greenock
6592
4246
Passenger Refrigerated
Ran Aground Total loss 27/9/1913
58
Roscommon
1912
Workman Clark & Co Ltd Belfast
Greenock
6591
4245
Passenger Refrigerated
Torpedoed by U53 21/8/1917
 
Falls Of Orchy
1914
Wright, Graham &Co Ltd Glasgow
 
4904
 
 
Sale conditions not met ship never entered NZS service
59
Hororata (1)
1914
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Plymouth
9461
5613
Passenger Refrigerated
Torpedoed by U630 5/4/1943
60
Otarama (2)
1919
Russell & Co              Port Glasgow
London
7759
4873
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Nov 1932
61
Otaki (3)
1920
Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd Glasgow
Plymouth
7976
4985
Refrigerated Cargo
Torpedoed by U509 27/10/1942
62
Hurunui (3)
1920
Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Middlesbrough
London
9266
5876
Refrigerated Cargo
Torpedoed by U93 14/10/1940
63
Piako (2)
1920
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
Plymouth
8283
5127
Refrigerated Cargo
Torpedoed by U107  18/5/1941
64
Tasmania 
1913
Flensburger S.G. Germany
Plymouth
7514
4688
Refrigerated Cargo
Scrapped 19/2/1936
65
Tekoa (2)
1922
Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd Hull
Plymouth
8526
5369
Refrigerated Cargo
Scrapped 21/8/1969
66
Rotorua         Former Shropshire
for details see Shropshire Federal Steam Nav Co (No F17)
67
Turakina (3)
1923
Wm Hamilton & Co Ltd. Port Glasgow
Plymouth
8565
5373
Refrigerated Cargo
Sunk by German Raider "Orion" 20/8/1940
68
Tongariro (3)
1925
Wm Hamilton & Co Ltd. Port Glasgow
Plymouth
8729
5501
Refrigerated Cargo
Scrapped 29/8/1960
69
Rangitiki (2)
1929
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
 
16697
10271
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up Oct 1962
70
Rangitata
1929
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
Plymouth
16737
10315
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up Sept 1962
71
Rangitane (1)
1929
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
 
16733
10311
Passenger Refrigerated
Sunk by German Raiders Orion & Komet 27/11/1940
72
Otaio (1)
1930
Vickers-Armstrong Ltd Barrow
 
10048
6130
Refrigerated Cargo
Sunk by U558    28/8/1941
73
Orari (3)
1931
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
10107
6070
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Aug 1971
74
Opawa (3)
1931
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
10107
6068
Refrigerated Cargo
Torpedoed by U106  6/2/1942
75
Kaimata
1936
Wm Deny & Bros Dumbarton
Glasgow
5237
3190
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up May1969
76
Kiakoura
1937
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
 
 
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up OCT 1963
77
Kiapara (2)
1938
Wm Doxford & Sons, Sunderland
 
5882
3454
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Jan 1968
78
Rimutaka (3)
1938
Sir Armstrong,Whitworth & Co Ltd Walker-on-Tyne
Newcastle
16385
10333
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up Jan 1965
79
Kaituna
1938
Ericsbergs MV Gothenburg
Plymouth
4907
2854
Cargo
Broken up Feb 1967
80
Kaipaki
1939
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
5862
3426
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Dec 1962
81
Hororata (2)
1942
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
 
13945
8323
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Sept 1967
82
Papanui (2)
1943
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
10002
5890
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Oct 1965
83
Paparoa (2)
1943
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
10005
5889
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Nov 1970
84
Pipiriki
1944
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
Plymouth
10057
5918
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Feb 1971
85
Rakaia (3)
1946
Harland & Wolfe Ltd Belfast
London
8563
5026
Refigerated Cadet ship
Broken up Oct 1971
86
Haparangi
1947
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
 
11281
6650
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Feb 1974
87
Hurunui (4)
1948
Vickers-Armstrong Ltd Walker-on-Tyne
London
11276
6640
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Nov 1973
88
Hinakura
1949
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
11272
6642
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Aug 1974
89
Rangitoto
1949
Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd Walker-on-tyne
London
21809
12424
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up Feb 1976
90
Rangitane (2)
1949
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
21867
12456
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up June 1976
91
Ruahine (3)
1951
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
17851
10123
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up Feb 1974
92
Otaki (4)
1953
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
 
10934
6240
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Feb 1984
93
Hauraki
for details see Norfolk Federal Steam Nav Co (No F50)
94
Whakatane (2)
1954
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
London
8726
4907
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Jan 1979
95
Whangaroa
1955
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
8701
4907
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up June 1974
96
Wharanui
1956
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
8706
4914
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up May 1979
97
Otaio (2)
1957
John Brown & Co Ltd Clydebank
London
13314
6875
Refigerated Cadet ship
Broken up Oct 1982
98
Turakina (4)
1960
Bartram & Sons Ltd  Sunderland
 
7707
3973
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Jan 1986
99
Remuera (2)
1947
Harland & Wolfe Ltd Belfast
 
13362
7393
Passenger Refrigerated
Broken up 1970
100
Piako
1961
A Stephen & Sons Ltd  Glasgow
 
7596
4050
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Aug 1984
101
Taupo
1965
Bartram & Sons Ltd  Sunderland
London
8219
6126
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up June 1984
102
Tekoa (3)
1966
Bartram & Sons Ltd  Sunderland
London
8226
6151
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Feb 1984
103
Tongariro (4)
1966
Bartram & Sons Ltd  Sunderland
London
8233
4483
Refrigerated Cargo
Broken up Sept 1985
104
Mataura
1967
Mitsui Zosen         Tamano
London
9504
4454
Refrigerated Cargo
Still in Service ???1996
105
Manapouri
1968
Mitsui Zosen         Tamano
London
9505
4457
Refrigerated Cargo
Still in Service ???1996
106
Remuera (3)
1972
Swan Hunter Shipbuilders Walker
 
42007
24806
Refrigerated Container
Still in Service ???1996
                 

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