TEV Wahine was a twin screw turbo-electric vessel owned by the Union Steam Ship Co of New Zealand, and operating on the Lytellton-Wellington run. She sailed nightly except Sundays, with another Union company vessel, Maori, operating in the opposite direction.
Gross tonnage: 8948
Net tonnage: 3930
Builder: Fairfields (Glasgow) Ltd
Length: 488ft 9in
Beam: 72ft 7in
Entered service: 1966
Wahine capsized and sank in 1968 after hitting Barrett’s Reef in the approaches to Wellington Harbour during a severe storm. Fifty-one people died.