Rangitata

Rupert
13th April 2006, 17:23
Built John Brown & Co 1929 16,698 gt, refitted in 1947-48 with tw scr 2 x 6 cyl. Brown-Doxford. 15/16 knts. Final sailing from Wellington 1962 (I was on board) Not a dry eye on the quayside. We passed are sister ship Rangitiki in the pacific homeward bound. She too was on her final voyage.

Scrapped in July that year in Santander.

bert thompson
13th April 2006, 19:59
Brings back painful memories.My Father was Quarter Master on her and was lost overboard in 1937

FANTAIL
30th November 2009, 07:55
Built John Brown & Co 1929 16,698 gt, refitted in 1947-48 with tw scr 2 x 6 cyl. Brown-Doxford. 15/16 knts. Final sailing from Wellington 1962 (I was on board) Not a dry eye on the quayside. We passed are sister ship Rangitiki in the pacific homeward bound. She too was on her final voyage.

Scrapped in July that year in Santander.

Hi! Rupert,
I was on her for the last three Voyage,and true not a dry eye in site,
I have the Souvenir Post card with penant in full flight.

John (fantail)

peterbsnow
20th September 2010, 11:11
I was Senior Third Mate on her final voyage and responsible for the pennant! I too have the souvenir postcard, plus the passenger list and a few other odds and ends. I also have the two books about NZSCo from her library - Clipper Ship to Motor Liner and Ordeal by Sea.
Cheers.

Mike S
20th September 2010, 14:57
Greetings Peter.
Good to hear from you on this wonderful site.
Trust this finds you well
Kind regards

Mike Smith
Durham 1957~1960

peterbsnow
20th September 2010, 20:15
Good to hear from you, Mike. I came across this site when researching Mobil Fuel 1939 yesterday. Our Wellington Mission to Seafarers has the foc's'le bell and we want to mount a plaque beside it to tell visitors about the ship that it came from. We have no idea why we won it!
I notice lots on the Christchurch earthquake on this site as well. We are about to host a family that has been traumatised by the quake for a few days during the school holidays. Ironically the woman's father is a Master Mariner, aged 78 and living at Diamond Harbour, the epicentre of one of the large aftershocks.

Talk soon,
Peter
Durham
1957-1961

R58484956
21st September 2010, 12:59
Greetings Peter and a warm welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.