Sea Trials
 

The tall funnels, seven pairs of samson posts and derricks and the extra bridgework show that this wonderful photograph of the m.v. Rangitiki was made sometime between leaving John Brown's yard and before the removal of to sets of posts and derricks in preparation of he maiden voyage.  Considering the proximity of the little paddlewheel tug or cutter, and that the Rangitiki appears to be stationary, I surmise that this shot was probably made at the very commencement of sea trials.
(Photograph courtesy of Glasgow University Archive Services)

Further images of the Rangitiki on sea trials may be seen on the Postcards page.

Added 24 February 2006


 
Although taken after post maiden voyage modifications were made, this photograph presents another opportunity to compare the ship in its very early configuration as shown above, and the way she appeared throughout the thirties and into the forties.

In my opinion, she started out as a very stately lady and was transformed into an athletic but elegant young girl.
(Photograph courtesy of Glasgow University Archive Services)

Added 24 February 2006