Item #21130 SS Aorangi. New Zealand Shipping Company, Photograph.

SS Aorangi.

Hobart: 1883. Photographs of the S.S. Aorangi anchored at Hobart, Tasmania on January 12, 1883. Launched in 1883, the ship was built by the New Zealand Shipping Company originally as a passenger and refrigerated cargo ship with 4200 ton capacity. The ship traveled between New Zealand and London, then after a retrofit in 1897 traveled between Australia and San Francisco; she participated in the wave of Portuguese immigration to Hawaii after 1900. In 1914, she was used as a supply ship by the Royal Australian Navy then subsequently scuttled. Photo laid down on card, toned evenly, 4 x 2.5", one chip at bottom. Very good condition. Item #21130