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THE NORTHERN COMPANY'S NEW STEAMERS.

o * -.;; CONTRACTS SIGNED. Cable advices have been received by Mr. Charles Ranson, general manager of the Northern Steamship Company, Auckland, from Mr, George Gow, superintending engineer of the company, who proceeded to England recently, stating that orders for the building. of the three new steamers for the company have been placed with Messrs. Dualop and Co., of Port Glasgow. The contract was signed on November 26. Two of the boats are to be sister-ships, and the third slightly smaller than these two bouts. The smaller boat will be named the Apanui, which is the name of the tribe residing in the' Opoiiki district. She will be 110 ft long by 22ft beam, and 9ft depth, carrying 148 tons of ; cargo on a draught of 7ft, and is to bo fitted with triple expansion machinery. The Apanui is to be finished in six months from date of contract. The names of the sister-ships will be Aupouri and Ngatiawa. Aupouri is the name of the native tribe residing in the districts bet-ween Kaitaia and the North Cape. The Ngatiawa is called after the native tribe in the Whakatane district. The dimensions of the boats will be: Length overall, 152 ft, beam 27ft, depth (moulded) 10ft Sin, cargo capacity 500 tons. These boats will carry 100 tons dead weight on a light draught of sft 9in. One of the boats is to be completed within eight months, and the other-will probably be } longer on th© stocks.

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THE NORTHERN COMPANY'S NEW STEAMERS., New Zealand Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 12734, 10 December 1904

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THE NORTHERN COMPANY'S NEW STEAMERS. New Zealand Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 12734, 10 December 1904

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