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TONGARIRO

New Zealand Line refrigerated cargo vessel built at Sunderland in 1966 taken in the London docks in May 1967 when still fairly new.

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Hi Fairfield
very elegant design of this ref ship ,she had 3 sisters built in 1966 TAUPO and TEKOA and WESTMORLAND built in1967 .
TONGARIRO become the greek flagged REEFER PRINCESS in 1979.
 

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Hi Tanker

Yes indeed,they were good ships.WESTMORLAND was Clyde built by Lithgow and went on her maiden voyage on her own during a severe gale in 1965!All sadly gone now.
 

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Hi,

Did the TONGARIRO become the BEACON HILL later in life, or was that one of her sisters? Also, when was she scrapped?
 

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TONGARIRO became REEFER PRINCESS but I don/t know if she was renamed again.I/ll try and find out unless someone else can help in the meantime.
 

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TONGARIRO, 1979 REEFER PRINCESS. 1982 CAPETAN LEONIDAS, 1985 BROKEN UP AT GADANI BEACH
TEKOA, RENAMED; MAHSURI, 1984 BROKEN UP KAOHSIUNG
TAUPO, 1980 RENAMED MANDAMA, 1984 BROKEN UP AT CHITTAGONG
JOHN 2365
 

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My first ship deep sea as a lowly grumbly, she had a RD 90 Sulzer engine from memory, with rotary exhaust valves, English Electric Alternators. UK - KIWI - UK in 3 months, quick trip. A great ship and when i saided on here she was still in NZSC colours and funnel.
 

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did my first trip to sea on the taupo last seen them all laid up togeather in dubai late 70s
 

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