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RANGITATA

RANGITATA

Kingston , Jamaica 1962

This was her final voyage and she would soon be sold for breaking up.

Built 1929 for NZS
1962 sold and renamed Rang.
1962 broken up Split.

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A great ship, although she was just before my time many shipmates and girls I'd met spoke of her with affection. A legend on the Kiwi coast.
Another good shot TORRENS.
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Jeff
 

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Fine shot, used to see her and other NZ liners from Warsash S of N . Modern passengers do not know what they are missing
John
 

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yes Torrens another great pic ..... i'd always assumed LONDON was her port of registry and I see it's something 'mouth' .... anyone know? cheers , Neil
 

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I was wondering about that as well. Looking at it again, could even be WEYMOUTH?. But surely that can't be right.
 

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N.Z.S.Co ships were always registered at Plymouth. Not sure about the MANAPOURI class when built in the new Federal colours.
Some early two funneled P&O liners were registered at place of build, i.e. Belfast.
Cheers John.
 

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NZS ships were registered in Plymouth until the wartime 'P' class. All subsequent builds were registered in London.
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I remember seeing this ship when she was berthed in the KGV dock in London during the early 1950's; I am fairly certain that like the P & O liners "Mooltan" and "Maloja", she embarked her passengers there, she seemed to berth at the north side of the dock where I believe the runway for the airport is; a sad reflection on what things used be like before the airlines killed it off.
 

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