BuilderHenry Robb Where BuiltScotlandDate Built1929Length x Breadth55 metresTonnage668 grossPropulsionSingle screw dieselOwners & Name29 Watchlan Shipping Company
48 Union Steam Ship Co Additional NotesPort Waikato was chartered by Holm and Company in 1940 to replace the Holmwood on the Chatham Islands service.
Holmwood was sunk by a German raider. She remained chartered until sold to breakers in 1959.
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society (11th Feb 2017). PORT WAIKATO 1940 - 1959. In Website New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Retrieved 21st Mar 2018 03:09, from http://nzshipmarine.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/1895