Date: 2006-11-12 14:41:46
Peter J Bennett (
firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
Just came aboard for the first time great "Shipsite". I worked by on the
"Toto" in KGV and sailed with NZSCo from 64 till 70. The best part of my
single life. In a couple of your photos the football team are holding a
trophy. The trophy is called "The Auckland Shield" If any ship (any
company) won three games on the trot in Auckland your name was put on it.
I was on Hinakura in 66 when we won it. The trophy still exists in fact
there are two and can be seen at.
NZ National Maritime Museum
P.O Box 3141
Ph:(09) 373 0800 ext 834
The person to see is Registrar Vicky Spalding
Kindest regards Peter Bennett
58 Date: 2006-11-06
DAVID BUGLASS (
D.BUGLASS@btconnect.com / no homepage) wrote:
I am in possession of a text book "STEAM AND OTHER ENGINES" by Duncan,
with the name L D (or Calwell RMS Rangitiki written on the first page. It
might be "Caswell"
Please let me know if anyone is known to him
57 Date: 2006-10-21
gordon gray (
email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I coasted with the chief R/O from the "Tiki" Jumbo Fowler on an overnight
trip from Glasgow to Liverpool and noticed that when he left the vessel (Hurunui)
on arrival there were 24 neatly punctured cans of Guiness in his cabin
despite the fact that he had stood a watch on the trip down with no
apparent side effects on him whatsoever.
56 Date: 2006-10-11
Alan Hurrell (
Shipservthames@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
I am a Licenced Waterman on the River Thames and have acted as Helmsman/Quartermarster
when Rangitoto& Ruahine visited the Thames and have fond memories of the
ships and the people i met.
One person in particular at the time C/O J Thomson
55 Date: 2006-10-06
joan blaszczyszyn (
firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
I'm trying to locate an old acquaintance who emigrated to Auckland New
Zealand on RMS Rangitiki in either 1950'51. Is there any way I can search
the ships records to discover his whereabouts? I need to know which port
he sailed to.
54 Date: 2006-10-02
David Fisher (
email@example.com / no homepage) wrote:
I have a "Ragatiki" pen knife. Made of Mother of Pearl inlaid with image
of ship on one side and the ships name on the reverse with a design
I would appreciate any comments or help on dating this please
53 Date: 2006-10-02
Brian Davis (
firstname.lastname@example.org / no homepage) wrote:
A fascinating site. Thank you! I sailed with my mother & brother on the 4
August 1940 trip, from Greenock, in convoy OB 193 attacked by U-56 NW of
Malin Head Ireland but reached Wellington safely on 11 September.
52 Date: 2006-09-09
Linda McKenzie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
I was attracted to your wonderful site as my Great Grandmother sailed out
to NZ on a ship called the "S.S. Rangitiki" arriving in Auckland in
1884-long before this ship was sailing. Does anyone know of this other
51 Date: 2006-08-01
Neil Morton (
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Thoroughly enjoyable.In the 50's I sailed with your cousins in Fed
Steam;Huntingdon and Middlesesex and had many a happy time with crew from
the Rangi's and Ruahine. Thanks for the trip.
50 Date: 2006-07-07
Gloria ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
My Grandad and my Dad sailed from Wellington, NZ to the UK on the
Rangatiki. Departing Wellington at 7.30am on 9th March 1939. My Dad was a
jockey and they were going to UK for racing experience.
Great website, very interesting.