1928 ~ 1962

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    and original Engine Room




The following photographs were first published in the March 1929 edition of Motor Ship at which time the Rangitiki was on her maiden Voyage to Wellington.  The article was presumably written either before or during (perhaps both) the ship's sea trials prior to hand-over to the New Zealand Shipping Co.  Indeed, the lead in picture to the article is the same picture first on the Postcards page of this website, which itself was taken during sea trials.
The article concerned itself with the building of the Rangitiki but the majority of it was devoted to the two five-cylinder Brown-built Sulzer engines.  It's quite possible that a junior engineer or apprentice may remember the engine room in this configuration extant until 1947/48 when these engines were swapped out for Doxfords.