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Name Official number Flag IMO
RANGITANE  183153  GBR  5290167 
Year built Date launched Date completed
1949  30/06/1949  15/12/1949 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  648 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
21867 grt / 12456 nrt / 14700 dwt 587.5 ft  78.2 ft  48.7 ft  32.1 ft 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
Two oil 2SA Doxford engines each 6cyl (725 x 2250mm) 15,500bhp. 2-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd., London  London   
Other names
Subsequent owner and registration history
1967 transferred to the Federal Steam Navigation Co - New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd.
1968 Astroguardia Cia. Nav. S.A., Piraeus
1968 Oriental Latin America Lines Inc., Monrovia - Island Navigation Corp. - C. Y. Tung Group, Hong Kong  
Vessel history

416 one class passengers.

30/03/1968 left Auckland on her final NZ voyage.  

22/05/1968 Astroguardia Cia Nav, Greece, and r/n Jan.

Chartered back to Federal Steam Navigation Company for one cargo voyage.

10/1968 sold to C Y Tung’s Oriental Latin America Lines Inc, Monrovia and r/n Oriental Esmeralda.   

1969 Refitted at Hong Kong. Now 350 passengers first class.

Mid 1969 started round world service from San Diego.

End year Fate / Status
1976  Broken Up 21/06/1976 
Disposal Detail
02/04/1976 arrived at Kaohsiung
21/06/1976 breaking commenced. 


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