12th February 2006, 18:19
bosunjohnboy was relating the time the Tuarakina came in to Aukland after a typhoon I thought I knew some of the crew on her at that time but after looking again at the post it's at least 10 years after the time I'm talking about1963/4 was there another ship or was it the same one ?I was on the MANZ run did they call the up east run the crusader run?
12th February 2006, 19:19
Looks like it's probably the same ship as she was built in 1960---
12th February 2006, 20:35
Some would say the "company yacht"!
13th February 2006, 01:21
She's the "Turakina" I remember from the 60s, nice four-hatch job - built for the Crusader partnership, was she not? She looked a hell of a lot better in her NZS livery - it's quite remarkable how a colour scheme can change good looks?!
13th February 2006, 01:56
Dox. As said by those who couldn't get a berth on her, during my years with NZSCo never laid eyes on her.
13th February 2006, 19:19
HI Guys, The Company yacht ,Turakina,was a four hatch job I did the maiden voyage on her . Joined her in the builders ,Bartrems and sons Sunderland , I paid off in Lyttleton NZ, and Joined the Hauraki for home via the Horn and Montividao ,to do my EDH ticket and get my AB stamp ,
PS ,She had Magregor Hatches ,no wedges or tarps. Modern times.
13th February 2006, 19:29
I never had the pleasure of a berth on her. Saw her plenty, on the Crusader run after the revolution and they put me on Zira -maiden voyage, nice ships though the two Z class, thence to become Vendee and Voges.