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Waiapu Schooner Built: 1852 Tonnage ***
Waiapu Schooner Built: 1883 Tonnage 60
Waiau Cutter Built: 1866 Tonnage 13
W J Scott Fishing vessel Built **** Tonnage ***
W. C. Wentworth Barque Built **** Tonnage    315
Wahine   Built 1913 Tonnage 4,436 1915 became HMS Wahine, 1920 resumed commercial service, 1951 wrecked Masella Island while troopship for Korean War.
Wahine   Built 1966 Tonnage 8,944 1968 wrecked in gale at Wellington; loss of 51 lives.
Wai Iti   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wai Iti 2   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waiana Auxiliary Ketch    Built: 1903   Tonnage: 22
Waihau   Built: 1937   Tonnage: 3,372 1966 sold to Intertrader Shipping Co, Panama, renamed Express Trader.
Waihemo   Built 1904 Tonnage 4,283 ex- Canada Cape (Elder Dempster Line), 1913 chartered from H & C. Grayson, Liverpool, 1914 purchased and renamed Waihemo, 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Greece.
Waihemo   Built 1919 Tonnage 5,627 1934 sold to Livanos, Chios, renamed Evenos.
Waihemo   Built: 1937   Tonnage: 3,360
Waihemo   Built 1944 Tonnage 7,189 ex- Dominion Park, 1946 purchased from Canadian Govt. and renamed Waihemo, 1966 sold to Madrigal Shipping Co., Manila, renamed Maria Susana.
Waihi   Built 1881 Tonnage 92 1907 transferred to Wairau SS Co.
Waihopai Schooner Built **** Tonnage 44
Waihopai Steamer Built: 1867 Tonnage 30
Waihora Steamship Built:  1919   Tonnage: 5677
Waihora   Built 1883 Tonnage 2,004 1903 sold to Koe Guan, Penang.
Waihora   Built 1907 Tonnage 4,638 1927 sold to Japan, renamed Tairyu Maru.
Waihou   Built: 1881Tonnage ***
Waihou Paddle Steamer Built: 1882 Tonnage 22
Wai--iti Barque Built: 1891  Tonnage: 742
Waikana Ferry Built: 1909 Tonnage 66
Waikare Steamer Built: 1897 Tonnage 3,071 1910 grounded and sank off NZ coast.
Waikare   Built 1958 Tonnage 3,829 1975 sold to Maldives, renamed Maldive Sailor.
Waikato Paddle steamer    Built: 1873 Tonnage 60
Waikato Barge Built **** Tonnage ***
Waikato   Built **** Tonnage    61
Waikawa   Built: 1937   Tonnage: 3,372
Waikawa Cargo ship Built: 1907   Tonnage: 5,536
Waikawa Steamship Built: 1944   Tonnage: 7185 ex- Parkdale Park, 1946 purchased from Canadian Govt. and renamed Waikawa, 1959 sold to Panama, renamed Fulda.
Waikawa   Built 1907 Tonnage 5,642 ex- Schlesien (North German Lloyd), war prize, 1915 renamed Maritime, 1915 purchased from Maritime SS Co., London, and renamed Waikawa, 1917 torpedoed and sunk in English Channel.
Waikawa   Built 1919 Tonnage 5,677 1934 sold to Tower SS Co., London, renamed Tower Ensign.
Waikere Steamship Built: 1944   Tonnage: 7185
Waikonini Scow Built 1901 Tonnage 60
Waikouaita   Built 1914 Tonnage 3,926 ex- Irmgard (Hamburg Bremer Afrika Line), 1920 war reparations and renamed Waikouaita, 1939 wrecked near Bluff.
Wailana   Built: 1942 Tonnage 24
Waimana Ketch Built: 1899 Tonnage 106 NSS
Waimana Steamship Built: 1944   Tonnage: 7185
Waimarie Barque Built: 1891   Tonnage: 742
Waimarie Steamer Built 1896 Tonnage 158 NSS
Waimarino   Built 1900 Tonnage 4,204 ex- Wyandotte, 1914 purchased from Furness Withy & Co. and renamed Waimarino, 1926 sold to Chun Young Zan, Shanghai, renamed King Sing.
Waimarino   Built 1930 Tonnage 3,067 1957 sold to Manners & Co., Hong Kong, renamed San Eduardo
Waimate   Built 1951 Tonnage 3,506 1972 sold to Eastern Shipping Lines, Manila, renamed Eastern Planet.
Waimea Steamship Built: 1909   Tonnage: 454 1928 acquired from Anchor Shipping & Foundry Co., Nelson, 1935 reverted to Anchor S & F Co.
Waimea   Built 1953 Tonnage 3,657 1975 sold to Oceanhandel, Singapore, renamed Arnhem
Wainui Tug Built 1886 Tonnage 684
Wainui Steamship Built: 1909   Tonnage: 454 1929 sold and scrapped.
Wainui   Built 1930 Tonnage 1,633 1958 sold to Cia. de Nav Victoria Neptuno, Panama, renamed Amonea.
Wainui   Built 1955 Tonnage    8701 ex- Whangaroa, 1964 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co. and renamed Wainui, 1970 transferred to British India S.N.Co., renamed Warina
Waiomo Cutter Built **** Tonnage 9
Waione Steamship Built **** Tonnage ***
Waiora   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waiotahi Schooner Built **** Tonnage  6
Waiotahi (1)   Built 1891Tonnage *** NSS
Waiotahi (2) ex Atua Steamer Built 1932 Tonnage 167 NSS
Waiotapu   Built 1913 Tonnage 6,035 ex- Stolberg (Deutsche-Australische Line), 1919 war reparations and renamed Waiotapu, 1946 sold Lambert Bros., London, renamed Victoria Peak
Wai-o-tapi   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waipa Steamer Built: 1922 Tonnage 2
Waipa Paddle steamer    Built 1876 Tonnage ***
Waipa Paddle Steamer Built: 1864 Tonnage 29
Waipahi   Built 1925 Tonnage 1,783 1955 sold to Typaldos, Piraeus, renamed Kefallinia.
Waipiata   Built 1926 Tonnage 2,826 1956 sold to J. Manners, Hong Kong, renamed San Roberto.
Waipapakauri    Built **** Tonnage ***
Waipara   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waipiata Motor vessel Built **** Tonnage: 260
Waipiata Steamer Built: 1926 Tonnage 1603
Waipori   Built 1901 Tonnage 1,919 1928 sold to Japan, renamed Waipori Maru.
Waipori   Built 1938 Tonnage 4,282 1965 sold to Teh Hu SS Co., Hong Kong, renamed Pacific Mariner.
Waipu Freighter Built: 1926   Tonnage: 2,847
Waipu Scow Built **** Tonnage ***
Waipu Steamship Built: 1916   Tonnage: 205 NSS
Waipu Schooner Built: 1882 Tonnage 41
Wairarapa   Built 1882 Tonnage 1,786 1894 wrecked on Great Barrier Reef; loss of 79 lives
Wairata   Built 1943 Tonnage 5,255 ex- Cape Igvak, 1947 purchased from Parry Nav. Co., Seattle and renamed Wairata, 1967 sold to Ta Teh SS Co., Hong Kong, renamed Successful Day.
Wairau   .Built **** Tonnage ***
Waireka   Built: 1910 Tonnage 71
Waireka Coastal vessel Built: 1916 Tonnage ***
Waireka Schooner Built: 1884 Tonnage 103
Waireke Ferry Built **** Tonnage ***
Wairere Steamship    Built: 1916   Tonnage: 205
Wairere Paddle Steamer Built: 1881 Tonnage 40
Wairiki Schooner Built: 1882 Tonnage 36
Wairoa Steamer Built: 1894 Tonnage 63
Wairua Steamer Built: 1913 Tonnage 175
Wairuna   Built 1904 Tonnage 3,942 ex- Matoppo, 1905 purchased from Bucknall Lines and renamed Wairuna, 1917 captured and sunk by German surface raider WOLF.
Wairuna   Built 1914 Tonnage 5,832 1920 purchased from British India S.N. Co., 1940 taken over by MOWT, 1945 scuttled with cargo of unwanted ammunition.
Wairuna    Built 1944 Tonnage 7,212 ex- Salt Lake Park, 1946 purchased from Canadian Govt. and renamed Wairuna, 1960 sold to Panama, renamed Bonna.
Wairuru   Built: 1934 Tonnage 17
Wairuru Steamship Built **** Tonnage ***
Wairuru Coastal vessel Built: 1937   Tonnage: 41
Waitahi Steamer Built **** Tonnage ***
Waitaki   Built 1934 Tonnage 2,212 1958 sold to Ta Hsing SS Co., Keelung, renamed Tai Yuin.
Waitaki Steamship Built: 1876 Tonnage 412 1879 taken over from Oamaru & Dunedin Steam Co., 1883 sold to Kamo Colliery, Auckland.
Waitaki   Built 1954 Tonnage 8,726 ex- Whakatane, 1964 purchased from New Zealand Shipping Co. and renamed Waitaki, 1970 sold to Panama, renamed Succesful Enterprise.
Waitangi Steamer Built 1898 Tonnage 45
Waitangi Steamer Built: 1889 Tonnage 30 NSS
Waitangi Cutter Built: 1894 Tonnage 27
Waitapu Steamer Built: 1887 Tonnage 40
Waitara Dredge Built **** Tonnage ***
Waitara Ferry Built **** Tonnage ***
Waitara Steamer Built: 1884 Tonnage 26
Waitara Tug Built **** Tonnage ***
Waitekauri   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waitemata Paddle Steamer Built: 1865 Tonnage 28
Waitemata Scow Built 1883 Tonnage ***
Waitemata   Built 1908 Tonnage 5,432 1918 torpedoed and sunk in Mediterranean.
Waitemata   Built 1919 Tonnage 5,666 1932 sold to W. Crosby & Co., Melbourne, renamed Willandra.
Waitemata   Built 1946 Tonnage 7,364 1967 sold to Teh Hu SS Co., Hong Kong, renamed Amelia
Waiti Scow Built 1892 Tonnage ***
Waitiri Launch Built **** Tonnage: 15
Waitoa Coastal vessel    Built: 1937   Tonnage: 41
Waitoa Steamer Built: 1882   Tonnage: 38
Waitoa Steamer Built: 1882 Tonnage 27
Waitoa Launch  Built **** Tonnage: 15
Waitomo Steamer Built: 1882   Tonnage: 38
Waitomo   Built 1911 Tonnage 4,214 ex- Gifford, 1913 purchased from Gifford Trading Co. and renamed Waitomo, 1933 sold to China Pacific S.N.Co., renamed Meishun.
Waitomo   Built 1944 Tonnage 7,209 ex- Sunnyside Park, 1946 purchased from Canadian Govt. and renamed Waitomo, 1963 sold to Panama, renamed Blue Shark.
Waitotara   Built 1907 Tonnage 4,717 ex- Dalmore, 1916 purchased from Campbell & Son, Glasgow, and renamed Waitotara, 1917 caught fire and sank at sea.
Waitua   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waiuku Steamship Built 1913 Tonnage *** Assembled NZ NSS
Waiwatta   Built **** Tonnage ***
Waiwera Schooner Built: 1875 Tonnage 41
Waiwiri Steamer Built:1902 Tonnage 9
Waka became Clansman   Built:1930 Tonnage 117
Wakanui Steamer Built: 1882   Tonnage: 38
Wakapapa   Built: 1904   Tonnage: 73
Wakapu Cutter Built:1865 Tonnage 15
Wakariri   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wakatere   Built 1896 Tonnage *** NSS
Wakatipu   Built 1876 Tonnage 1,797 1924 sold to W. Waugh, Balmain and hulked.
Wakatu Steamer Built:1879 Tonnage 74
Wakatu   Built: 1904   Tonnage: 73
Wakatu Passenger cargo Built: 1897 Tonnage ***
Wakool   Built **** Tonnage ***
Walkure   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wallabi Ferry Built: 1956   Tonnage: 169
Wallabie Steamship Built: 1863   Tonnage: 103
Wallaby   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wallace Steamer Built:1914 Tonnage 59
Wallace Steamship Built: 1863   Tonnage: 103
Wallace Paddle Steamer Built:1867 Tonnage 56
Walliby Paddle steamer Built: 1867   Tonnage: 88
Wanaka   Built 1876 Tonnage 493 1891 wrecked at Waitara
Wanaka   Built 1887 Tonnage 2,422 ex- Liddesdale, 1897 purchased from R. Mackill & Co., Glasgow and renamed Wanaka, 1927 scuttled.
Wanaka   Built 1938 Tonnage 2,259 1942-1946 requisitioned by Royal Australian Air Force, 1965 sold to Liberia, renamed Pater Elias.
Wanaka   Built 1970 Tonnage 2,769 1976 sold to Sealanes Transport, Piraeus, renamed Rata Hills.
Wandered Paddle steamer Built: 1867 Tonnage: 88
Wanderer Ketch Built **** Tonnage   32
Wanderer Cutter Built **** Tonnage  23
Wanderer Scow Built 1903 Tonnage 85
Wanderer   Built:1871 Tonnage 31
Wanganui Coastal vessel Built: 1914   Tonnage: 184
Wanganui Dredge Built:1950 Tonnage 82
Wanganui   Built 1903 Tonnage 179 NSS
Wanganui Schooner Built:1874 Tonnage  81
Wanganui Schooner Built **** Tonnage  78
Wangarei Cutter Built **** Tonnage  32
War Beacon Cargo ship Built:  1919   Tonnage: 3076
War Lord Scow Built 1917 Tonnage ***
Waratah Cutter Built 1873 Tonnage    25
Wareatea Collier  Built **** Tonnage: 453
Wareatea   Built 1883 Tonnage 512 1887 taken over with Westport Coal Co., 1904 sold to Holyman, Launceston
Warkworth Cutter Built:1874 Tonnage 24
Warrimoo   Built 1892 Tonnage 3,528 1916 transferred from Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Line, 1916 sold to Singapore.
Warrior Scow Built 1898 Tonnage ***
Water Lily Cutter Built:1865 Tonnage 25
Waterlily Schooner Built 1839 Tonnage 155
Waterman Brigantine Built **** Tonnage    113
Waterwitch Ketch Built:1892 Tonnage 12
Wave Cutter Built **** Tonnage    20
Wave Scow Built **** Tonnage ***
Wave Schooner Built:1904 Tonnage 28
Wave Auxiliary Ketch Built: 1904   Tonnage: 40 NSS
Wave of Life Schooner Built:1878 Tonnage ***
Wave of Life Schooner Built:1863 Tonnage 93
Wave of Life Brig Built **** Tonnage 215
Wave Queen Barque Built **** Tonnage    853
Waverley Yacht Built ****
Waverley Auxiliary Ketch    Built: 1904   Tonnage: 40
Waverley Steamship Built: 1883   Tonnage: 125
Waverley Schooner Built **** Tonnage ***
Waverley Paddle steamer Built **** Tonnage ***
Waverley Steamer Built **** Tonnage: 157
Wear Cutter Built:1835 Tonnage 18
WC Wentworth Barque Built **** Tonnage ***
Wee Pat Steamship Built: 1883  Tonnage: 125
Weka Steamer Built: 1883 Tonnage 52
Weka Steamer Built: 1894 Tonnage ** NSS
Welcome Schooner Built:1882 Tonnage 112
Welcome Scow Built 1904 Tonnage ***
Wellington Steamer  Built **** Tonnage: 157
Wellington   Built: 1863 Tonnage 429 1876 taken over with New Zealand Steam Shipping Co. fleet, 1881 sold to Northern SS Co., Auckland.
Wellington Schooner Built:1850 Tonnage 53
Wellington Steamship Built **** Tonnage  279
Wendell Scow Built 1883 Tonnage ***
Western Star Brigantine Built:1885 Tonnage 124
Westmeath   Built 1903 Tonnage 8,096 ex- Everton Grange (Houlder Line), 1912 to New Zealand Shipping Co., renamed Westmeath. 1912 transferred from New Zealand Shipping Co., 1926 sold to Soc. Ligure de Nav. a Vap., Genoa, renamed Nordico.
Westland Paddle Steamer Built:1885 Tonnage 35
Wetere   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whakaaropai   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whakapai Scow Built 1893 Tonnage ***
Whakapara   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whangape   Built 1900 Tonnage 2,931 1928 sold to Shanghai, renamed Nanking.
Whangaroa Scow Built 1893 Tonnage ***
Wharekauhau   Built 1928 Tonnage ***
Wharepapa Fishing vessel Built **** Tonnage ***
What You Like   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whati   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whetu   Built **** Tonnage ***
Whio Sloop Built 1893 Tonnage ***
Whitby Cutter Built: 1864 Tonnage 20
White Slave Steamer  Built **** Tonnage ***
White Swan   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wild Duck Ketch Built **** Tonnage    42
Wild Irish Girl   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wild Wave Schooner Built **** Tonnage    70
Wild Wave Schooner Built: 1861 Tonnage 39
Wild Wave Schooner Built **** Tonnage    93
Wildfire Schooner Built: 1862 Tonnage 38
Will Watch Cutter Built: 1859 Tonnage 32
Willy Winkie Cutter Built: 1849 Tonnage ***
William   Built **** Tonnage    62
William Cutter Built **** Tonnage ***
William Tanker Built: 1976   Tonnage:
William & Joseph   Built **** Tonnage ***
William Ackers Barque Built **** Tonnage    299
William and Jane Schooner Built **** Tonnage ***
William and John   Built **** Tonnage ***
William and Julia   Built **** Tonnage ***
William and Mary Schooner Built **** Tonnage    47
William Cundell Brig Built **** Tonnage    267
William Daldy Steam tug See details
William Horina   Built **** Tonnage ***
William Hyde   Built **** Tonnage ***
William Miskin   Built **** Tonnage ***
Williamette Cutter Built: 1864 Tonnage    28
Willie McLaren   Built **** Tonnage ***
Willie Winkie   Built **** Tonnage ***
Will of the Wisp Schooner Built: 1852 Tonnage ***
Willinga Scow Built 1892 Tonnage ***
Willochra   Built 1913 Tonnage 7,784 1913-1915 chartered from Adelaide SS Co., Adelaide.
Willomee   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wiltshire   Built **** Tonnage ***
Windward Cutter Built: 1897 Tonnage 6
Winefred Schooner Built: 1878 Tonnage 78
Wingatui Cutter Built **** Tonnage ***
Wingatui Motor vessel Built **** Tonnage ***
Wingatui Steamship Built **** Tonnage 2,378 see Kairanga (1)
Winnie Scow Built 1904 Tonnage ***
Winnie Ketch Built: 1904 Tonnage 19
Winwick Collier Built **** Tonnage ***
Wiri Steamer Built 1903 Tonnage 8
Winoa Cutter Built: 1874 Tonnage 18
Wobagon Barge Built **** Tonnage ***
Wonga Wonga Steamship Built **** Tonnage ***
Woodlark   Built **** Tonnage ***
Woodpecker Paddle steamer    Built: 1865 Tonnage 28
Woodstock Collier Built **** Tonnage ***
Woodstock Cutter Built: 1866 Tonnage  30
Worker   Built **** Tonnage ***
Wynona   Built **** Tonnage ***