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From: "Ted Finch" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Union Steamship Co of Newzealand
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 12:59:11 +0100
References: <BLU143-W101A24C038B73D7D2582CED86A0@phx.gbl>

Good Morning Don,

The MARAMA (sp) was a 6,437 gross ton passenger ship built 1907 by Caird &
Co, Greenock for Union SS Co of NZ Used mainly on the Trans-Tasman route,
but was transferred to the Vancouver service in 1908 and 1909. During WWI
she was converted to a hospital ship and saw service as such from 5th
Oct.1915 to 21st Jul.1919 when she returned to her owners. In 1937 she was
sold to Japanese shipbreakers.

There were many ships named VICTORIA but unfortunately Union SS Co did not
own a ship with this name, Full fleet list at
Try the search box at

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Dalmeny" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2008 12:21 PM
Subject: [TSL] Union Steamship Co of Newzealand

Good morning list,
We are interest in learning more about the two ships
Victoria and Marana owned/operated by this company, both found listed on the
San Francisco passenger/crew arrivals list.
Listed on both ships was a Donald Mennie, carpenter on
various arrivals between 1912 and 1915, who may be a relative. The last
sighting of him was 21st May, 1915 when the Marana sailed from San Francisco
bound for Sydney .
We understand that several of this companies ships were
transferred to war service. Were these two ships included in the transfer?
Any information about where and when these ships were built
and their eventual fate will be most welcome.

Sincerely.....Don Dalmeny
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