Two sets of triple expansion 24.5" .39" .58" x 39" plus a low pressure Parsons turbine fed from the exhaust of these two engines on the central shaft 471 nhp together 5 SE return tube boilers 202 lbs Howden's
First port of register
New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd., Plymouth
Subsequent owner and registration history
Mercantile Navy List for 1909 gives managers as Geo.T.Haycraft,Charles J.Cowan & Geo.L.King Mngrs ,London,Registered Plymouth
The first merchant steamer with combined reciprocating and turbine machinery. She was designed for the round-the-world New Zealand meat service, and though not intended for passenger carrying, was to have a Board of Trade Certificate.
Fate / Status
10/03/1917 Sunk by gunfire and torpedoes from the German surface raider MOEWE 420 miles W by S of Lisbon on passage London for New Zealand in ballast Captain Archibald Bisset Smith was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his part in the action. Otaki Shield presented to Robert Gordon's College.
Image courtesy of : Green Collection – State of Victoria Library