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AORANGI Canadian Australasian Line quadruple screw motor passenger liner

Date: 1938
Dimensions:
Overall: 880 x 1140 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from W F Campbell
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Accommodation Plan
Object No: 00000001
Related Place:Canada,

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    Description
    A deck plan showing the decks A to E of the MS AORANGI, owned by the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand but operated its subsidary the Canadian Australasian Line.
    SignificanceThe MV AORANGI played an important role as a link from Australia to North America and was a hard working ship during WWII, instrumental in evacuations of both civilains and later, prisoners of war.
    HistoryMV AORANGI was built in 1924 for the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand for the Vancouver to Sydney route and operated by its subsidiary company the Canadian - Australasian Line. It acted as a troopship in WWII, transporting around 36,000 troops and airmen and evacuated some 5,500 refugees from war zones, she also treated countless medical cases and services other craft and ships. She had a huge and a varied role during the war.
    After the war she resumed her Vancouver - Auckland route.
    MV AORANGI was broken up in 1953.
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