Story: Shipping

The homely Holmlea

The homely Holmlea

Cargo-handling was faster with roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ships, as vehicles, pallets and containers were loaded through the stern doors. The 1,053-ton, slab-sided Holmlea was built in 1967 for the Northern Steam Ship Company for a service that never eventuated, and was bought two years later by the Holm Shipping Company for the Wellington–Lyttelton run. Shown here in Wellington Harbour, the ship was sold to Italian buyers in 1975 and scrapped 14 years later.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/0097a-F

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - Post-war boom', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016