Cook Strait Rail-Road Ferry G.M.V. Aramoana

Cook Strait Rail-Road Ferry G.M.V. Aramoana New Zealand

Stock #: 635372
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Country: New Zealand
Publisher: KIWI
Size: 4" x 6" (10.25 x 15.25 cm)

Additional Details:
(4,160 tons grosse). Delivered in 1962 by the builders (William Denny and Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton, Scotland) "Aramoana" is a diesel-electric vessel with many special features, including a hydraulically operated sea-proof stern door, retractable stabilizers, a lateral-thrust bow propeller, and a bow rudder. Her length overall is 368 ft., moulded breadth 59 ft, and loaded draft 15 1/2 ft. Service speed, using four of the six main generators, is 17 knots.