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Northern Steam Ship Company

TAINUI II     1973 - 1976

TAINUI II  1973 - 1976 Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

Photograph: New Zealand National Maritime Museum

 

Built:

1963

Builder:

Astano S.A., El Ferrol

Official Number:

349080

Tonnage:

539 gross

Type:

Motor ship

Entered Fleet:

1973

Left Fleet:

1976

Career:

1963 built for Sameiet Seagull A/S of Oslo as the SEAGULL.
1964 sold to Dr Erich Retzlaff, Bremen, Germany. Renamed FERDINAND RETZLAFF.
1970 sold to Angbats A/B Kalmarsund, Sweden and renamed KALMARLAND.
1973 sold to Northern Steam Ship Company. Renamed TAINUI II.
1974 November laid up Auckland.
1976 sold to Ayo Shipping Company of Florida and renamed KORAL. She sailed from Auckland 24th May 1976 for a new career in the Caribbean - the last vessel in the Northern Steam Ship Company.
1979 Nov 5th sank after strking mooring dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. She was on a voyage from Dominican Republic to New Orleans with sugar.

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