Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand

Rob Thomson
8th April 2007, 21:28
Hi I am Rob Thomson and have a special interest in New Zealand Shipping in 1920s - 1940s. Amongst many others my grandfather sailed on 'Awatea' and paid off in Glasgow in 1942 just weeks before she was sunk. He was also on 'Tahiti' whewn she foundered in 1930. I am looking for more info and photo's.

Looking forward to being a member of Ships Nostalgia.

8th April 2007, 23:42
Rob a very warm welcome to the site, good luck with your request for more info and I hope you enjoy the site.

9th April 2007, 00:30
Welcome to SN from the North of England.

I hope you enjoy the site and that you will join in some of the discussions.



9th April 2007, 04:07
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the Voyage

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9th April 2007, 08:55
Rob, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer and we very much look forward to your postings and hopefully with news that you have had success in your quest. Bon Voyage

9th April 2007, 18:39
Greetings Rob and welcome from the south of England. Thanks for signing on and enjoy the site. Bon voyage.

10th April 2007, 09:54
Welcome Rob,
My father sailed on the Awatea 1939, fortunately he survived the war(otherwise I would not be here writing this) but not the poor Awatea. I personally think she was one of the finest looking vessels of her time.
Regards Brian.