Yard Number 517 was named RANGITATA when launched on Tuesday 26/03/1929 by John Brown Clydebank for Federal S N Co (New Zealand Shipping Co managers)
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Tonnage: 16737 gross; 10315 net
Length: 553 feet531ft 0in
Breadth: 70ft 3in
Draught: 33ft 9in
Federal S N Co (New Zealand Shipping Co managers)
Her main engines were built by (1) Shipbuilder;
(2) Shipbuilder , she was powered by (1) 2 x 5 cyl 2SCSA Sulzer oil engines, driving twin screws, 9300 bhp, 15 knots;
(2) 2 x 6 cyl 2SCSA Doxford opposed piston oil engines, driving twin screws, 15000 bhp, 16 knots
New engines, 1949
RANGITATA was scrapped on 1962
19.10.1929: Delivered. Cost £577,300.
22.11.1929: Sailed from Southampton on her maiden voyage to Auckland.
1.10.1936: Transferred to New Zealand Shipping Co.
15.8.1946: Requisitioned as a personnel ship for 2600 troops. From 19.3.1940 to 27.12.1940 she was with the Liner Division. She remained on Government charters until 2.11.1948.
3.9.1949: Reconditioned and re
engined by her builders.
16.5.1962: Sold to NV Holland, Hendrik
Ambacht, and left London for Rotterdam on 17.5.1962.
29.5.1962: Resold to Brodospas, renamed RANG, Dutch flag, and arrived at Split on 21.7.1962 for breaking up.
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