Manapouri GWLU

radio room of the refrigerated cargo vessel Manapouri
The radio room of the refrigerated cargo vessel Manapouri included two Marconi Atalanta receivers.

MV Manapouri was built in Japan for the Federal Steam Navigation Co (a subsidiary of the New Zealand Shipping Co.). She was assigned to UK and Continent/Australia and New Zealand refrigerated cargo liner service.

Motor Vessel Manapouri

IMO: 6814881
Owner: Federal Steam Navigation Co, part of New Zealand Shipping Co.
Transferred to P&O management in 1971
Built: 1968
Builder: Mitsui Zosen, Tamano, Japan
Gross tonnage: 12,691
Length: 164.53m (540.0ft)
Propulsion: 9-cylinder 2 SCSA B&W diesel engine, single screw
Speed: 21 knots
Renamed: Wild Marlin, Marathon Reefer, Corfu Reefer, Triton K, Limon Trader
Broken up: 1999 at Alang, India

Visited Auckland as MANAPOURI 6 times between 8 Jan 1969 and 29 Jul 1974
Visited Auckland as WILD MARLIN once on 16 Aug 1981

Photo: Hocken Collections, University of Otago

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