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59  Date: 2006-11-12 14:41:46
Peter J Bennett ( bypasspete@ntlworld.com / 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
AUCKLAND
Ph:(09) 373 0800 ext 834

The person to see is Registrar Vicky Spalding

Kindest regards Peter Bennett

58  Date: 2006-11-06 23:30:37
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 07:00:20
gordon gray ( gee-gee@ihug.co.nz / 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 21:34:41
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 23:48:39
joan blaszczyszyn ( blaztribe@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

Help please,
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 17:39:09
David Fisher ( david.fisher@dfisher.fsbusiness.co.uk / 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 number.
I would appreciate any comments or help on dating this please

53  Date: 2006-10-02 07:36:39
Brian Davis ( briandavis@ihug.co.nz / 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 04:13:28
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 Rangitiki?

51  Date: 2006-08-01 07:26:00
Neil Morton ( mortnj@iprimus.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

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 10:43:33
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.