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Port Nicholson

Port Nicholson

1962 built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
11,711 grt. Service speed of 18 knots.
Arrived Kaohsiung at the end of 1979 for breaking up.

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And where would I go to find that collection Emmanuel ? A rhetorical question to be sure and one I know the answer to (thank you ) but one that all NZers and others should be asking . KPC
 

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Sadly when the museum was re developed in the late 1990's it changed it's focus from purely a maritime museum to one with a mixture of Wellington social history with a maritime section. The change of focus has ment that much of there excellent maritime collection is now in storage and is put out on display in association with specific exhibitions. The PORT NICHOLSON's and other famous and well known ship"s bell are in the store. Having said this the museum's world class maritime collection still exists either on display, in storage or parts of which have been deposited in other institutions but sadly not on display to be appreciated by the general public. Don't get me wrong the museum is still very good but only a small part of it's maritime collection can be seen by those who have a passion for things maritime.
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Emmanuel
 

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personally am dissapointed with the new maritme museum when it re opened i was really looking forward to going there judgeing how good it used to be i arrived in wellington on a ship and being a wet day on the 4-8 watch i was looking forward to spending the morning there but i was out of there in an hour the old one was a thousand times better signed a sadely dissapointid fan duncan
 

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i did my first trip on this good old lady great memories i still talk about the times i had on and still talk to some of my old ship mates from her.
boy what ship......
 

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Have to agree Duncan........on my recent visit planned to spend a few hours there but very disappointed. However that feeling was soon gone after having lunch with the previous Manager. KPC
 

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Just seen this post. I agree with KPC and Duncan. I am very glad that I visited the Maritime Museum before the changes were made. I have been there since and it is completely different. I think it is now called the City and the Sea museum. I much preferred the original. Theres progress for you. As an ex Port Line seaman many a happy time I had on Australian and the Kiwi coasts. Now just a memory.
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Alex C.
 

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