South Africa

Maori was laid down as a combined sail and steamship by Swan & Hunter in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and was launched in 1893 for the company Shaw & Savill company in London. Under a journey from Cape Town to New Zealand loaded with explosives, she drifted under heavy seas and hit ground near Duikers Point 5.August 1909. Her battered remains rest today on a depth of approximately 5 to 20 meter, with her engine as the most shallow part in Hout Bay. Also see the wreck's of the steamer Oakburn and the French barge Bos 400.

Former names:

122,5 x 14,6 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
5200 grt
( UK ) 1893
London ( UK )

S 34°02.062’ E 018°18.793

Last updated: January 2021