MV Aorangi (1924)

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Name: Aorangi
Namesake: Mount Cook (Maori: Aorangi)
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan
Yard number: 603
Launched: 17 June 1924
General characteristics
Tonnage: 17491 gross tonnage
Length: 600 ft (183 m)
Beam: 72.2 ft (22 m)
Draught: 29.9 ft (9 m)

The Aorangi was a passenger vessel built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan for the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand and launched in 1924.[1]


Launched in 1924 for the Vancouver - Australia passenger route. Aorangai was fitted out as a troopship in 1941 and chartered until 1948, when she was returned to her owners.


She was broken up in 1953.


  1. ^ "MV Aorangi". Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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