Majestic

Bob S
4th October 2004, 14:54
MAJESTIC (66/12591) inward bound passing Tilbury on the River Thames.

david smith
4th October 2004, 15:48
The Magestic was one of two large ref cargo ships built by Alex Stephen & Sons, Linthouse, Glasgow in 1967. 12,277tg she was transferred to New Zealand shipping corp. and was to be renamed N.Z.1 This was unpopular and she became NZ Aorangi
She was sold to the Greeks in 1978 and renamed Mykonos. Sister to Britannic.
Pictured passing Port Chalmers inbound to Dunedin

tanker
4th October 2004, 16:10
BRITANNIC become N.Z.WAITANGI and then the Greek SERIFOS .The same
life for this two sisters!!!!

flyer682
28th February 2005, 10:02
In August 1974, MAJESTIC became the NZ AORANGI of the Shipping Corporation Of New Zealand. She lasted until 1978 when she was sold upon the entry into service of the Corporation's flagship NEW ZEALAND PACIFIC.
The two photos show her arriving at Timaru on 30 April 1978 in the course of her last voyage.

gadgee
28th July 2005, 11:26
Think she was called THE MAGIC STICK within SS & A? (*))

flyer682
28th July 2005, 11:36
I love the way you Brits came up with nicknames for your ships. (Thumb)
I read somewhere that the TEKOA of NZ Shipping Co. was rendered as "tea-cosy". :)

Principe_Perfeito
14th December 2005, 17:32
Just like the MAJESTIC (2), ex BISMARCK, of White Star Line? :)

Her sister BERENGARIA was nicknamed Bargain Area in the hard days of the Depression, when Cunard was selling cheap voyages on her.

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre

Think she was called THE MAGIC STICK within SS & A? (*))

Razor
14th December 2005, 20:34
I love the way you Brits came up with nicknames for your ships. (Thumb)
I read somewhere that the TEKOA of NZ Shipping Co. was rendered as "tea-cosy". :)

The Ixion of Blue Funnel was known as "Nine to one on"

Cheers Razor

Pat McCardle
14th December 2005, 21:57
I love the way you Brits came up with nicknames for your ships. (Thumb)
I read somewhere that the TEKOA of NZ Shipping Co. was rendered as "tea-cosy". :)

Tongariro was the Tonga-plonk (Thumb)

grant1
10th June 2007, 16:48
MV Majestic was indeed the" magic stick",so called because of a huge heavy lift derrick on the fore deck. I sailed on her maiden voyage, joining her in Feb1967 in Glasgow as a JOS.I remember the cooks were Chinese, as were the meals unless you requested otherwise. Being young and stupid I said I didnt like Chinese food (having never tasted it) so I spent the entire trip eating "ordinary " food.Ihave since learned the error of my ways and can down crispy duck with the best of them.

Rinrada
22nd March 2009, 22:55
Was an apprentice Electrician on both the Majestic and Britanic ...also Port Caroline/Chalmers plus many other in Stephens and was probably on board on that cold day way back in @ 1967 when we moved her up river.

One of my last jobs at the time was to go round with the new Clients Electrical Engineers and explain where everything was and how it worked.

Was most impressed with their living and service conditions I tried to join the company on completion of my 'time' but eventually sailed with the Bank Line...Que Serra...serra

Xairpert
24th March 2009, 19:00
My first posting was to the Majestic at Sheerness during December of 73?. I recall they had an engine room fire on the way back from NZ and was undergoing some repairs. Many of the pipes were being relagged with what looked like Asbestos filled plaster??. Does anybody know anymore details.
Some time later we left for Avonmouth, I was so looking forward to my first trip, unfortunatly the weather was real bad, what an introduction, never seen a galley so empty at mealtimes, perhaps the cooks were ill as well.

AllisterSpeirs
6th March 2014, 09:47
I love the way you Brits came up with nicknames for your ships. (Thumb)
I read somewhere that the TEKOA of NZ Shipping Co. was rendered as "tea-cosy". :)
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Hows about the ss&a Canopic wee lovingly called her the, Can-o-piss.