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49  Date: 2006-06-01 09:47:27
Brian Bacon ( bl.bacon@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

Signed on Rangitiki January 1951 as a galley boy.I remember your father very well.I found him to be a kind person,but was a strict man to work with.He took no nonsence with his assistant cooks.But he was a very fair man.I did the one voyage to NZ,paying off 7/6/51 at the Albert Docks London.
I wonder if there is any one else out there who was on Rangiki at the same time as I was.

48  Date: 2006-05-29 10:20:09
Duncan McLennan ( mclennan@globalnet.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Just spent a pleasant hour or so on your site. My father John (Jack) McLennan sailed on the Rangitiki (as a young engineer) and I can only blame him for his stories / photographs which led to me heading off to sea as well.

47  Date: 2006-05-24 04:23:32
Glynis Walsh ( no email / no homepage) wrote:

I don't know what prompted me to do a Google search for the Rangitiki - I must have been feeling nostalgic! As a nine-year-old I sailed to New Zealand on her in April 1960, from London, with my parents (Jim and Pat Shaw) and we've been here ever since. Mum (now aged 90) does have some memorabilia that I could scan and send to you if they would be useful. Anyone else on that voyage?

46  Date: 2006-05-22 18:41:21
Jeff Hewson ( hewson10@comcast.net / no homepage) wrote:

I visited these ships in London Docks regularly during the 50`s, as a child. My Grandfather, Capt. Jack Turner was the alternate Captain when the principle Captain was on shore leave. He loved the ships, after a lifelong career with the P@O as a Master.He unfortunatly had a stroke while coming down the gangway one day and he never recovered.

45  Date: 2006-05-08 13:41:39
Brian Kenneth Peeters ( jasidwell@tiscali.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

Hairdresser on board Rangitiki October 1959 - February 1960 would be interested to speak to anyone that remembers me from this short time

44  Date: 2006-04-25 08:09:35
Ken Demicol ( beano@actrix.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:

Did two trips on the Rangitiki,1948.
Paid off,and joined the Rangitata.
Had a good life with the Rangi ships

43  Date: 2006-04-14 00:41:31
Harry walker ( harrywalker34@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

Great site i was at sea myself but was passenger on tiki may 1955 to wellington fond memories have still got the race cards,have been in touch with a few fellow passengers. cheers Harry

42  Date: 2006-04-04 23:43:06
william still ( still4bill@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:

excellent site, well done. never sailed on her but am impressed with what i have read here.

41  Date: 2006-03-29 09:47:27
Hugh MacLean ( hughmaclean253@hotmail.com / http://www.sscityofcairo.co.uk) wrote:

Congratulations Richard on an excellent site. A great tribute to your father and all who sailed in such a fine ship.
I have no association with the ship but just like you had a father with a long association with the MN. Also, like you, I thought it a good idea to make a website as a tribute.

Regards
Hugh (Scotland)

40  Date: 2006-03-11 10:16:00
Alex Whyte ( alex@2020management.com.au / no homepage) wrote:

I was a passenger on Voyage 82 from Tilbury Docks as a 12 year old - on our way to a new life in Dunedin. I have vivid memories of our Cabin E156 - a six berth that my dad and I shared - Cabib D94 was the two berth that my mum and sister had as the Family "HQ". A great tribute site to a great man - who's meals I devoured unknowlingly who was behind them! AS a 12 year old I was a full fare passenger too old to join the kids yet awckward with the adults - none the less I had a ball!