Waimea ZMRU

QSL card from the Union Steam Ship Company's SS Waimea

QSL card from the Union Steam Ship Company’s MV Waimea, recording a January 1955 contact with ZLEG. From the collection of Brian Webb ZL2ARJ.

Waimea was built for the trans-Tasman service mainly between Melbourne and New Zealand South Island ports. She replaced the Union Steam Ship Company’s Waitaki.

MV Waimea

Builder: A Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, Scotland
Tonnage: 3657
Launched: 1953
Finished NZ service: 1975
Scrapped: 1980