New Zealand Shipping Company - MS Rangitiki - Rangitata (2) – Rangitani (1)

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MS Rangitiki - Rangitata (2) – Rangitani (1)

 MS Rangitiki


Please Note: Photographs are from the author’s private collection unless stated otherwise. 

MS Rangitata


MS Rangitane


Although the following postcards are of the Rangitiki, her two sisters Rangitata and Rangitana's decor was basically the same.




First Class


Promenade (A) Deck


Main Lounge – Promenade (A) Deck forward


Forward Lobby – Promenade (A) Deck forward


Smoking Room – Promenade (A) Deck amidships


Varanda Café – Promenade (A) Deck aft


Drawing Room – B Deck forward


Dinning Room – D Deck




Single bed cabin


 Twin bedded cabin


Tourist Class


Promenade – B Deck



Main Lounge – B Deck


Veranda Café – C Deck


Lounge – C Deck


Smoking Room C deck


Dinning Room – D Deck


Two berth cabin


 Single cabin


Sports deck


 MS Rangitata




Page One          Rangitiki - Rangitata (2) – Rangitani (1).

Page Two         Rangitoto, Rangitane (2), Remuera (2).

Page Two-B       Ruahine (3) - The last new built liner for NZ Shipping Co.

Page Two-C       Ruahine (3) - Her final voyage Auckland to Liverpool – The John Happs story.

Page Three        Photo Album 1 Rangitiki - Rangitata (2) – Rangitani (1).

Page Four          Photo Album 2 Rangitoto, Rangitane (2), Ruahine (3) and Remuera (2). 

Page Five          Photo Album 3 Rangitoto -1947 - in Colour.

Page Six            Photo Album 4 Rangitane (2) - 1947 in Colour.



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