HMNZT Pakeha

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HMNZT Pakeha

Builder/Built 1910 Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Type Passenge / cargo steamship (refrigerated twin screw)
Displacement 8,155 tons
Speed 13 knots


Built for the Shaw, Saville & Albion Line.

At various times it was known as HMNZT 65 and MHNZT 82. The numbers indicating voyage number, so she made two journeys from New Zealand to England with troops.

Post Hostilities she resumed cargo services between Britain and New Zealand until 1939 when she was acquired by the British Admiralty, and converted to be a 'dummy ship' for HMS Revenge.

In 1941 she was renamed to Empire Pakeha by the Ministry of War Transport and converted to be a cargo ship managed by her owners.

Renamed back to her original Pakeha in 1946 when she was handed back to the Shaw, Saville and Albion Line who converted her into a meat storage hulk. Scrapped in 1950.

Soldiers carried

Plymouth to Fremantle (voyage 82) 28 Aug 1917 - 14 Oct 1917

England to Fremantle 6 Oct 1919 - 16 Nov 1919