Memories                                                                                                                       Contents

A section devoted to the stories, tales and anecdotes as related by those who sailed on the Rangitiki, either as crewman or passenger, or who can relate the stories as told to them by those who were there. 
 
My grateful thanks to all who have contributed so generously with these accounts.


LIST of  CONTENTS
   

   A ROYAL VOYAGE
   A wild ride with a Duchess on board

  THE MEMOIRS OF A YOUNG ENGINEERING OFFICER
   A junior engineering officer recalls many interesting events not previously known
   to this reporter, and names many of the crew from his days aboard the Rangitiki
  
(in two pages)
 
 
EN ROUTE TO SOUTH AFRICA ~ 1942
   This is an absorbing account of a young RAF airman's trip to a posting in Africa
   ~ taken from a recently found diary

 
SAILING FROM NEW YORK TO LIVERPOOL IN CONVOY 1944
 
Some memories from a traveller who was nearly six years old at the time
  ONE MAN's MEMORABILIA
   A collection of ephemera gathered on a new emigrant's journey to a new life
  MEMORIES OF  MY TIME ON RMS RANGITIKI
   Recollections of a Merchant Seaman's one trip on the 'Tiki in 1957
  A TRIP FROM ENGLAND TO NEW ZEALAND via PANAMA
   An eight year old boy's account of his 1940 adventure
  SERVICE IN THE WAR YEARS
   The recollections of a young man's first trip in 1942
  A YOUNG MOTHER'S TRIP FROM CANADA IN 1944
 
A mother's voyage with her baby to rejoin her RAF husband in England
   A YOUNG MAN'S RETURN TO BLIGHTY FROM THE USA IN 1944
    Evacuated at the age of fourteen, a young man returns to enlist with the RAF
   ~ another story from Convoy CU 28