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HMNZT 10 Arawa in Wellington Harbour
HMNZT 10 Arawa in Wellington Harbour
Name HMNZT 10 Arawa
Owner Shaw, Savill & Albion Co.
Builder Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd of Newcastle
Launched 107
General characteristics
Type Steamship
Tonnage 9,372 tons
Propulsion twin screw
Speed 14 knots (25.93 Km/h)


Built for the Shaw Savill & Albion Co. Ltd of Southampton. The Arawa served as a troop ship, (HMNZT No. 10) was part of the 1st Convoy from Albany to Alexandria, carrying 1,318 NZ soldiers (most of the Wairarapa Infantry were on her) and 215 horses.

In 1928 she was sold to Bernstein, Hamburh and renamed Konigstein. In 1940 she was owned by Etablissements Van Heyghen Freres SA of Antwerp who named her Gandia. On 22 Jan 1942 she sank north west of teh Azores after being torpedoed by U-Boat U-135 during a voyage from Liverpool to St John New Brunswick carrying potash.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 15 September - 10 November 1918