Holmlea ZMJH

Holmlea at New Plymouth, date unknown

Holmlea at New Plymouth, date unknown

Holmlea was a single-screw motor ship, purchased by Holm Shipping Co in 1950 for the Raglan-Dunedin service with occasional voyages to Norfolk and Campbell Islands.

QSL card confirming reception of New Plymouth Harbour Radio working Holmlea on 2186kHz in 1954

QSL card confirming reception of New Plymouth Harbour Radio working Holmlea on 2186kHz in 1954. From the collection of Brian Webb ZL2ARJ who hand-drew cards such as this one, then sent them to stations for verification.

Length: 55m
Built: 1946 at Haarlem, Holland as Speedwell
Entered service in NZ: 1950
Sold to New Hebrides interests in April 1967 and became a total loss two weeks later after running aground on Nukutolo Reef north of Suva, Fiji.