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Papanui was an ocean liner laid down by Denny & Brothers in Dumbarton, and was launched in 1898 for the British company New Zealand Shipping Company. She was sold to James Paterson Company in Melbourne in 1910, but kept her original name. Under a journey from England to Australia she caught fire while she laid at anchor outside Jamestown 5. September 1911. She continued to burn and was beached in James Bay six days later. Salvage operations was done on the wreck in the 1980's, and the remains of her rest today on a depth of 6 to 12 meter close to shore. Also see the wrecks of Bedgellet, RFA Darkdale, Frontier, Papanui, Portzic and Spangereid.

Former names:

430,0 x 52,5 x 29,5 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
6582 grt
Dumbarton ( UK ) 1898
Melbourne ( AU )

Last updated: November 2020