Date: 2006-06-01 09:47:27
Brian Bacon (
email@example.com / 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
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
Duncan McLennan (
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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
47 Date: 2006-05-24
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
Jeff Hewson (
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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
Brian Kenneth Peeters (
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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
Ken Demicol (
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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
Harry walker (
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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
william still (
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excellent site, well done. never sailed on her but am impressed with what
i have read here.
41 Date: 2006-03-29
Hugh MacLean (
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.
40 Date: 2006-03-11
Alex Whyte (
firstname.lastname@example.org / 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!