Port New Plymouth

12th November 2008, 18:42
Hi All

As an old seafarer I was very happy to come across this site.

It brings back many memories, one in particular was a ship called Port New Plymouth.

I sailed on it's maiden voyage from South Hampton to Port New Plymouth in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. I earned my keep as the Captain's tiger.

I now reside in Brisbane, Australia.

K urgess
12th November 2008, 18:56
Welcome aboard from northern England.
Find your way around the ship, join in with the crew and enjoy the trip.

12th November 2008, 19:05
Thanks for the welcome.

I look forward to the experience.

Just one correction, we sailed from KG5 docks not Southampton.

12th November 2008, 21:20
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

bert thompson
12th November 2008, 22:19
Welcome. Hope you enjoy all that this site offers
Best wishes

12th November 2008, 22:58
hello redjhoo......

i sailed the PNP on the Cape fruit run from Avonmouth and Cardiff.

a lovely ship.

best regards........

12th November 2008, 23:48
14/04/76 Avonmouth ---->
Bluff, Taranaki, Wellington, Lisbon and Sheerness.
Then Wilton Fionoords d/dock.
Paid off, 17/08/76, L/Pool..


13th November 2008, 00:27
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

13th November 2008, 10:32
Port New Plymouth is in Taranaki not Bay of Islands

13th November 2008, 20:50

......and a warm welcome to the site from me too!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy the SN experience and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

14th November 2008, 12:40
Redjhoo a belated welcome to you on joining us. Bon voyage.

Don Meehan
17th November 2008, 10:31
Welcome Redjhoo, I well remember the Port New Plymouth's first New Zealand landfall at New Plymouth (west coast North Island). I was about nine at the time and there was great pride in having a ship named after our city. Some eight years later I started work in the local Port Line office and during the next few years had the privilege of taking the mail down to the ship whenever she called.

The Mate on the maiden voyage was Ron King who I have met several times through reunions, and in fact will be seeing him this weekend at the Port Line reunion in Christchurch. Another friend, John Dawes, did his first trip to sea as caffy boy on PNP's maiden voyage.