With Reuben Goossens

Maritime Historian

The Ships of

New Zealand Shipping Company

Page Four - Photo Album

Rangitoto, Rangitane (2), Ruahine (3) and Remuera (2)


 MS Rangitoto


The following five postcards are of MS Rangitoto. Her and Rangitane’s interiors were much the same par a few minor differences, thus they will give you a good feel of the atmosphere on the fine liners.

Please Note: There are two new pages with colour photographs of Rangitoto and Rangitane 2. Links are on the INDEX below. 

MS Rangitoto


 The Bar








 A simple, but useful Cinema


 Rangitoto in Federal livery


MS Rangitane (2) 



Above and below: Two fine postcards of MS Rangitane 




Smoking Room 


 Dinning Room


MS Ruahine


 Official postcard of MS Ruahine


MS Ruahine 


MS Remuera


Official postcard of SS Remuera


A Cunard Line Postcard of the RMS Parthia 


Below are two Cunard postcards of Parthia’s interiors. These were considerably upgraded during her refit in 1962.





SS Remuera, ex Parthia seen as the Aramac towards the end of her days





Like her sisters, MS Rangitiki was a stately liner. She and her sister Rangitata faithfully served New Zealand Shipping Company until 1962, when they were broken up. Three newer ships, Rangitoto, Rangitane (2) and the Ruahine continued on the UK / New Zealand service until 1968/69, when they were retired and sold in 1968/69. These three ships were the last new built ships for NZSC, and sadly, they were the last of their kind.

I trust that you have enjoyed rediscovering these fine ships, and should you have any photographs you would like to see on these pages, you are welcome to email them to me. All images used receive full accreditation.

Reuben Goossens


MS Rangitoto




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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Photographs on ssmaritime and associate pages are by the author or from the author’s private collection. In addition there are some images that have been provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or collectors. Credit is given to all contributors. However, there are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the photographer/owner concerned. I hereby invite if owners of these images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me (my email address may be found on only), in order that due credit may be given. I know what it is like, I have seen a multitude of my own photographs on other sites, yet these individuals either refuse to provide credit or remove them when asked, knowing full well that there is no legal comeback when it comes to the net. However, let us show these charlatans up and do the right thing at all times and give credit where credit is due!

This notice covers all pages, although, and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly credited and that this notice is displayed on each page, that is, when a page is updated!




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