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69  Date: 2007-01-27 08:24:49
R. Hall ( / no homepage) wrote:

A great site. I was on the Rangitata and the last officer together with Captain Hocken to leave the ship in the Royal Docks London where the vessel was renames the T
Rang and had a dutch delivery crew onboard to take her to the breakers yard.

68  Date: 2007-01-25 22:04:44
Margaret Knight ( / no homepage) wrote:

What a wonderful website! I travelled on the Rangitiki in October, 1945, from Trinidad to Southampton. She was chockablock full of refugees returning to England from N.Z./Australia after the war, as well as troops returning home from the Far East. It was an unforgettable voyage. Grand old ship.

67  Date: 2007-01-25 12:39:07
Andrew Cripps ( / no homepage) wrote:

Found your site by accident really! My Grandad (Spencer "Dan" Daniels) served on the Rangitiki in 1939 when it was converted for the war and used as a troop ship. My brother is working on a project about "Pop", and the various ships he served on - he will no doubt find this site very interesting, just as I have done!

66  Date: 2007-01-24 19:46:20
John Taylor ( / no homepage) wrote:

Hi, My first trip to sea was on the tiki, I jioned as a deckboy, in 1955, I done one trip to Kiwi on her, I was the Quarter Master's peggy, I have a few photographs of some of the deck crew on that trip, if you are interested.

John Taylor....

65  Date: 2007-01-06 11:25:32
Jean Lang ( / no homepage) wrote:

As a small girl I sailed on the Rangitiki to NZ early in 1949. We had a priority passage because my father was returning home to take up a job in Auckland with the AEPB. I remember the ceremony when we crossed the equator, with Neptune and all his court.
The steward was very friendly, and promised to show me on a certain date where all the animals on the ship were kept as the food supplies for everyone. Needless to say, this date turned out to be the missing day as we crossed the line.

64  Date: 2006-12-22 03:56:10
Roger Smith ( / no homepage) wrote:

An interesting look back in time and a remarkable tribute to a unique man.

63  Date: 2006-12-09 22:34:12
Paul Dearing ( / no homepage) wrote:

Kia ora, I was only a wee lad when I sailed from Wellington to Southampton with my mother on the ships last voyage. With my mother working as a stewardess I had the freedom of the ship, and enjoyed pestering the engineers in the engine room and the captain on the bridge. Unfortunately the names of the crew who were like an extended family to me on the long trip fail me, but I carry many happy memories of those days. Anyone who can help with the names please feel free to get in touch. My mothers name was Evelyn.

62  Date: 2006-11-30 20:40:32
Bill Brown ( / no homepage) wrote:

Your Map shows me, I think, as hit #100, from Thorold in Ontario, Canada. In fact I'm in St. Catharines , not far from Thorold. Did'nt sail on the Rangitiki, but came home as passenger on the Rangitata, from Panama. Was taken off my second trip on the Otaki, with appendecitis. after recupating after the operation, joined the Durham as 7th? Engineer. Did two trips then wenr for 2nds ticket.
Enjoyed the site. Will call again.

Bill Brown

61  Date: 2006-11-20 11:17:30
Michael Fitzgerald ( / no homepage) wrote:

Welcome back Richard, sorry to hear about your troubles. We look forward to more news soon.

60  Date: 2006-11-15 16:37:09
Mae Miller ( / no homepage) wrote:

Thank you for this fascinating site. I have made contact with two people who travelled on the Rangitiki in 1940, and it was great to hear their memories of that eventful journey. I have menus and some photos, plus passenger list.