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Tongariro

Tongariro

Under Federal colours in Hobart, April 1972.

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Fine lines but correct with the masts
 

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Why does everyone overlook the poor old Westmorland, the other sister??
Probably because she doesn't have a romantic Kiwi name like the other three.
I was in the Westmorland for more than two years and never sailed in a better ship.
They were a beautiful class of fast ships ( there weren't too many ships that overtook us) and the D-frames on the masts were a source of discussion in every port we visited.
They enabled cargo to be worked to port or st'bd with just the single derrick configuration.
It's just great to see such a neat photo of this class again in that marvelous colour scheme.
Regards Phil
 

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Sailed on her as 3rd Eng 1974. Promoted to 2nd Eng in trip. Nice cabin. Great ship as I remember. My wife Lorraine was with me at the time and we had a wonderful time. Good memories.
Also sailed on the Tekoa, Taupo and the Westmorland.
Cheers
Colin Thurlow
 

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My first deep sea ship - fast, reliable, comfortable a good all round package. Cadets cabins were very noisy when working cargo. I also sailed in Tekoa.
Anyone remember Mary Baker???
 

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