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RUAHINE.

Built 1951 by J Brown.Clydebank.grt.17,851.speed 16.5 knots.

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Hi,
Just a memory now,have great memories of sailing as a passenger on the Rangitoto and Rangitata.
cheers.
 

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Compare this to some of the abortions they build nowadays......no comparison.
 

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One must remember,the ships in question were built for a specific mission and so are the cruiseships,they will never replace them so we must live with the times. And for you Derek going over as a convict ship I do feel your pain.
John.
 

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Oh no not another supporter of ship designers inspired by wedding cake pictures. Still what can we expect from a Welsh pit pony
 

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So you have been talking to all my ex-girl friends,the secret is out.
John
 

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Hi John,
Dont recommend you go to Somerset for your hols,just reading on ceefax that the landlady of the New Inn,Wedmore.Somerset was reported for racism,some one reported her firing arrows at a welsh flag on the pub wall(Matbe taffy left without paying for his drinks.LOl.)
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Thanks for the warning Shipmate17, but where,and under which rock is Wedmore?? Drinkup thee zider Zomerset boys.
John.
 

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Sold sept/1968 and renamed Oriental Rio, rebuilt at Hong Kong.
feb/1969, entered round the world service from San Diego.
Sold for scraping jan/1974
 

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After the Rangitiki was sold from fleet,my Dad (Mick Overall) saw the last six years of his career out on the Rangitoto (6 voyages) and finally the Ruahine (9 voyages). His last voyage was the Ruahine's final trip in NZSCo/Federal colours and also, I believe, Captain Hollindale's retirement voyage.
 

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