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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
1968 JAN - 1968 ORIENTAL ESMERALDA 
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.

 
Remarks
 
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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