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  • New Zealand Shipping Company - Page 4: 1950-1973 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    Rotorua 2 In 1929 the three magnificent 16000 ton motor ships Rangitane 1 Rangitata and Rangitiki 2 were delivered They were followed by three equally fine motor cargo ships of 11000 tons in 1931 thoroughly modernising the NZSC fleet The P O liner Mongolia was chartered in 1938 as the Rimutaka 3 Rangitane 1 did not survive the Second World War but her sisters ran until 1962 alongside the three fine new liners Rangitoto Rangitane 2 and Ruahine 3 which were delivered between 1949 and 1951 They were joined briefly by the ex Cunard liner Remuera 3 in 1962 following the withdrawal of the 1929 sisters bit all passenger services ceased in 1969 Towards the ends of their lives the NZSC passenger and cargo ships adopted Federal funnel colours In 1973 all remaining NZSC and Federal ships were amalgamated into the main P O fleet Ships on This Page Empire Windrush 1947 1971 Haparangi 1947 71 Rangitoto 1949 69 Rangitane 2 1949 68 Remuera 3 1962 65 Ruahine 3 1951 68 NZSC Pages NZSC Header Page NZSC Page 1 1873 1899 NZSC Page 2 1900 1914 NZSC Page 3 1915 1939 NZSC Page 4 1940 1973 this page Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Recent Updates Simplon Postcards Home Page References Clipper Ship to Motor Liner The Story of the New Zealand Shipping Co 1973 1939 by Sydney D Waters 1939 New Zealand Shipping Federal SN Companies by Duncan Haws 1985 Search This Website powered by FreeFind Table of Ship Histories Name Other names Built Remuera Parthia Aramac 1947 NZSC Fleet List Page 4 Empire Windrush 1946 1953 The Empire Windrush was built as the Monte Rosa for Hamburg South America Line in 1930 She was taken as a British war prize in 1945 and managed by the New Zealand Shipping Company as a troopship and imigrant emigrant liner until her loss by fire after an engine room explosion in March 1954 Official postcard of Empire Windrush Click to open larger image in new window Haparangi 1947 1971 Haparangi was built in 1947 She was transferred to the Federal SNCo in 1967 and to P O in 1971 Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Haparangi in original livery Photographic postcard of Haparangi Photographic postcard of Haparangi Photographic postcard of Haparangi Rangitoto 1949 1969 London Curacao Panama Papeete Wellington Auckland service 21800 tons 609 ft long 460 passengers Rangitoto was delivered in 1949 In 1967 she was transferred to Federal Line and repainted in their colours In 1969 she was sold to Orient Overseas Line Hong Kong and renamed Oriental Carnaval Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto in original livery Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto in original livery Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto in original livery Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto in original livery Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto in original livery Official New Zealand Shipping Co postcard of Rangitoto

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  • New Zealand Shipping Company - Page 1: 1873-1899 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    continued to push for a steam service which they thought would encourage a more suitable class of immigrants plus it would provide a more reliable service for their frozen meat exports Despite not liking steamships the NZSC chartered the Fenstanton in 1883 to inaugurate the first steamship service from the UK to New Zealand Fenstanton was followed by the larger British King built by Harland Wolff The NZSC also chartered the White Star Line s Ionic and Doric both of which remained of the service with Shaw Savill The NZSC then signed a charter with the Government to run a regularly monthly service jointly with Shaw Savill Five new ships were ordered from J Elder and Co later the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company The ships were named after New Zealand mountains Tongariro Aorangi Ruapehu Kaikoura and Rimutaka 1 all just under 4500 gross tons All had clipper bows and were barque rigged They travelled out via the Cape of Good Hope and back via Cape Horn as the sailing clippers had done but more than halved the passage times Whereas the sailing ships frequently sighted no land between the UK and New Zealand the steamers stopped at Plymouth Teneriffe Capetown and Hobart on the outward journey and at Montevideo Rio de Janeiro and Teneriffe on the return These routes were maintained until 1914 when the Panama Canal opened The early 1890s were a time of depressed trade and the NZSC found itself embarrassed by many difficulties and troubles In 1890 Mr later Sir Edwyn Dawes took over a a considerable number of shares in the NZSC from Sir William Pearce and it was Edwyn Dawes who steered the company to successful solutions to its problems He also transferred the financial control of the company from New Zealand to London His reorganisation of the company involved the replacement of the existing fleet with larger more economic ships the first of which was the Ruahine 1 of 1891 which was over 6000 gross tons She had a four cylinder engine which was far more fuel efficient than the previous ships Ruahine 1 was a great success and was followed by six even larger ships over the next ten years In 1912 the NZSC took over the Federal SN Co but the two concerns retained their own identities In 1916 both companies became part of P O but again they continued to operate separately although the exchange of ships between constituent P O companies became common At the end of the First World War the NZSC had only four passenger ships remaining To maintain the regular monthly service a fifth ship was needed so the Shropshire of the Federal SN Co was rebuilt with extra passenger facilities as the Rotorua 2 In 1929 the three magnificent 16000 ton motor ships Rangitane 1 Rangitata and Rangitiki 2 were delivered They were followed by three equally fine motor cargo ships of 11000 tons in 1931 thoroughly modernising the NZSC fleet The P O liner Mongolia was

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  • New Zealand Shipping Company - Page 2: 1900-1914 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    immigrants plus it would provide a more reliable service for their frozen meat exports Despite not liking steamships the NZSC chartered the Fenstanton in 1883 to inaugurate the first steamship service from the UK to New Zealand Fenstanton was followed by the larger British King built by Harland Wolff The NZSC also chartered the White Star Line s Ionic and Doric both of which remained of the service with Shaw Savill The NZSC then signed a charter with the Government to run a regularly monthly service jointly with Shaw Savill Five new ships were ordered from J Elder and Co later the Fairfield Shipbuilding Company The ships were named after New Zealand mountains Tongariro Aorangi Ruapehu Kaikoura and Rimutaka 1 all just under 4500 gross tons All had clipper bows and were barque rigged They travelled out via the Cape of Good Hope and back via Cape Horn as the sailing clippers had done but more than halved the passage times Whereas the sailing ships frequently sighted no land between the UK and New Zealand the steamers stopped at Plymouth Teneriffe Capetown and Hobart on the outward journey and at Montevideo Rio de Janeiro and Teneriffe on the return These routes were maintained until 1914 when the Panama Canal opened The early 1890s were a time of depressed trade and the NZSC found itself embarrassed by many difficulties and troubles In 1890 Mr later Sir Edwyn Dawes took over a a considerable number of shares in the NZSC from Sir William Pearce and it was Edwyn Dawes who steered the company to successful solutions to its problems He also transferred the financial control of the company from New Zealand to London His reorganisation of the company involved the replacement of the existing fleet with larger more economic ships the first of which was the Ruahine 1 of 1891 which was over 6000 gross tons She had a four cylinder engine which was far more fuel efficient than the previous ships Ruahine 1 was a great success and was followed by six even larger ships over the next ten years In 1912 the NZSC took over the Federal SN Co but the two concerns retained their own identities In 1916 both companies became part of P O but again they continued to operate separately although the exchange of ships between constituent P O companies became common At the end of the First World War the NZSC had only four passenger ships remaining To maintain the regular monthly service a fifth ship was needed so the Shropshire of the Federal SN Co was rebuilt with extra passenger facilities as the Rotorua 2 In 1929 the three magnificent 16000 ton motor ships Rangitane 1 Rangitata and Rangitiki 2 were delivered They were followed by three equally fine motor cargo ships of 11000 tons in 1931 thoroughly modernising the NZSC fleet The P O liner Mongolia was chartered in 1938 as the Rimutaka 3 Rangitane 1 did not survive the Second World War but

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  • Norddeutsche Lloyd Page 1 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    566 gross tons Barbarossa Klasse Konigsberg 1 1898 1903 4 506 gross tons Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm 1871 1897 2 387 gross tons Lahn 1 1888 1904 5 099 gross tons Flüsse Klasse Laughton 1893 1893 6 714 gross tons Mainz 1897 1912 3 204 gross tons Mark 1 1893 1902 3 835 gross tons Nurnberg 2 1898 1904 4 150 gross tons Oldenburg 1891 1911 5 006 gross tons Pfalz 1 1893 1904 3 870 gross tons Prinz Heinrich 1895 1916 6 263 gross tons Prinzregent Luitpold 1894 1915 6 228 gross tons Rhein 3 1899 1917 10 058 gross tons Roland 1 1893 1911 3 720 gross tons Saale 1 1886 1900 4 967 gross tons Flüsse Klasse Sachsen 1887 1909 4 573 gross tons Salier 1875 1896 3 083 gross tons Spree 1 1890 1899 renamed Kaiserin Maria Theresia Flüsse Klasse Stolberg 1898 1903 2 582 gross tons Stuttgart 1 1890 1908 5 349 gross tons Trave 1886 1908 4969 gross tons Flüsse Klasse Weimar 1891 1908 4 996 gross tons Werra 1882 1899 4815 gross tons Flüsse Klasse Willehad 1894 1917 4 761 gross tons Wittekind 1894 1917 4 997 gross tons Wittenberg 1898 1912 3 689 gross tons NDL Pages NDL Header Page NDL Page 1 up to 1899 this page NDL Page 2 1900 1914 NDL Page 3 1915 1939 NDL Page 4 1940 1970 HAPAG Lloyd 1970 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind NDL Fleet List Page 1 pre 1900 Aller 1 Flüsse Klasse 1886 1904 4 964 gross tons Aller was one of eleven similar ships built between 1881 and 1890 known as the Flüsse Klasse River Class The ships increased in size as the series progressed from 4500 gross tons 127 m long for Elbe of 1881 to 6963 gross tons 140 m long for the last ship Havel of 1891 The complete series was Elbe 1881 4510 grt Werra 1882 4815 grt Fulda 1883 4814 grt Eider 1884 4719 grt Ems 1884 4728 grt Aller 1886 4964 grt Trave 1886 4966 grt Saale 1886 4967 grt Lahn 1 1888 5097 grt Spree 1890 6963 grt and Havel 1891 6963 grt The ships were all built by John Elder Co later Fairfield Shipbuilding of Glasgow apart from the last two which were built by AG Vulcan of Stettin Aller entered service between Bremerhaven and New York in 1886 She had two masts removed in 1897 In 1897 she transferred to the Genoa New York route She was wrecked near Genoa in 1902 NDL advert showing a ship of the Flüsse Klasse Scan Lisa Gunderman Click to open larger image in new window NDL postcard of Aller 1 NDL postcard of Aller 1 Lahn 1 Flüsse Klasse 1888 1904 5 099 gross tons Lahn was one of eleven similar ships built between 1881 and 1890 known as the Flüsse Klasse River Class The ships increased in size as the

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  • Norddeutsche Lloyd Page 1 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    1911 1934 4 932 gross tons Kaiser Wilhelm II 1903 1917 19 361 gross tons Karlsruhe 2 1928 1934 ex Prinzess Irene Bremen 3 Kleist 1907 1919 8 950 gross tons Kronprinz Wilhelm 1901 1914 14 908 gross tons Kronprinzessin Cecilie 1907 1917 19 503 gross tons Lothringen 1906 1914 5 008 gross tons Lutzow 1908 1914 1923 1933 8 818 gross tons Marburg 1 1900 1906 5 967 gross tons Main 2 1900 1919 10 067 gross tons Mark 2 1913 1917 6 579 gross tons Medan 1 1901 1904 6 738 gross tons Menam 2 1906 1917 3 068 gross tons Neckar 2 1901 1917 9 835 gross tons Norderney 1 1900 1916 5 497 gross tons Pfalz 2 1913 1914 6 557 gross tons Prinzess Alice 1904 1917 10 911 gross tons Prinz Eitel Friedrich 1904 1914 8 865 gross tons Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm 1908 1920 17 802 gross tons Prinz Ludwig 1906 1919 9 630 gross tons Prinz Sigismund 1903 1914 3 302 gross tons Prinz Waldemar 1903 1917 3 227 gross tons Prinzess Irene 1900 1917 later Bremen 3 Karlsruhe 2 Rheinland 1912 1919 6 588 gross tons Roon 1903 1919 8 022 gross tons Scharnhorst 1904 1919 8 130 gross tons Schlesien 1 1907 1914 5 536 gross tons Schleswig 1902 1919 6 955 gross tons Schwaben 1 1906 1919 5 098 gross tons Seydlitz 1903 1933 7 942 gross tons Sierra Cordoba 1 1913 1917 8 226 gross tons Sierra Nevada 1 1913 1917 8 235 gross tons Sierra Salvada 1 1913 1917 8 227 gross tons Sierra Ventana 1 1913 1919 8 262 gross tons Sigmaringen 1905 1916 5 710 gross tons Strassburg 2 1900 1904 5 057 gross tons Thuringen 1906 1914 5 003 gross tons Tubingen 1 1905 1917 5 586 gross tons Westfalen 1906 1944 5 097 gross tons Wurzburg 1900 1916 5 085 gross tons Yorck 1906 1933 8 909 gross tons Zieten 1903 1916 8 043 gross tons NDL Pages NDL Header Page NDL Page 1 up to 1899 NDL Page 2 1900 1914 this page NDL Page 3 1915 1939 NDL Page 4 1940 1970 HAPAG Lloyd 1970 Associated Pages Ferry Postcards Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind NDL Fleet List Page 2 Deli 1900 1917 1 394 gross tons Grosser Kurfurst 1900 1917 13 182 gross tons Main 2 1900 1919 10 067 gross tons Prinzess Irene 1900 1917 Karlsruhe 2 1928 1934 Bremen 3 1922 1928 Prinzess Irene passing the Azores Scan Carlos Monteiro Click to open larger image in new window Postcard of Prinzess Irene Postcard of Bremen ex Prinzess Irene Breslau 1901 1917 7 524 gross tons Kronprinz Wilhelm 1901 1914 14 908 gross tons Official NDL postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm Official NDL postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm Postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm at Bremerhaven Postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm Postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm in drydock at Bremerhaven Postcard of Kronprinz Wilhelm at Plymouth with

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  • Norddeutsche Lloyd Page 2 - Ocean Liner Postcards
    1923 1945 11 469 gross tons Norddeutscher Lloyd postcard Rio Panuco 1931 1934 5944 gross tons Rio Panuco was built in 1923 for the Ozean Line of Hamburg operating on their route to the Gulf of Mexico She was acquired by NDL in 1931 retaining her name and route but was sold in 1934 to Burns Philip of Australia She was lost in 1942 Ozean Line postcard Sierra Ventana 2 1923 1935 11 452 gross tons Norddeutscher Lloyd postcard Stuttgart 1923 1935 11 452 gross tons Norddeutscher Lloyd postcard Norddeutscher Lloyd postcard Photographic postcard Columbus 2 1924 1939 32 354 gross tons Each Columbus 2 image links to a larger copy Before the First World War the Norddeutscher Lloyd ordered the construction of two large transatlantic liners at Kiel which would have become the Columbus 1 and Hindenburg but the war prevented the completion of the ships At the end of the war the Columbus 1 was ceded the UK and became the Homeric for the White Star Line The second ship Hindenburg was still at an early stage of construction and was not taken by the allies Instead she was completed for Norddeutscher Lloyd although construction was slow due to material shortages Instead of the intended name of Hindenburg she became the Columbus 2 Columbus 2 was due to be launched on the 17th June 1922 at the Schichau shipyard in Gdansk are launched It remained stuck on the slipway until 12th August 1922 however Columbus 2 left Bremerhaven on 22nd April 1924 on its maiden voyage to New York Originally she had two relatively slim and tall funnels Her passenger accommodation was divided into three classes carrying 513 1st 574 2nd and 705 3rd Class Her twin triple expansion engines of 32 000 IHP gave a service speed of 18 knots 19 knots max The Columbus 2 was the largest post war German liner at the time Her companions on the North Atlantic run were Munich 3 and Stuttgart 3 but they were much smaller and only ran at 15 knots In addition the Norddeutsche Lloyd also had the old Princess Irene 1900 by then the Bremen 3 In 1925 the newly built Berlin 3 joined their North Atlantic fleet On 2nd August 1927 Columbus 2 broke down in the middle of the Atlantic when the starboard propeller shaft failed The triple expansion steam engine overran due to the lack of resistance and was damaged such that repair was not worthwhile The Vulkan shipyard in Bremen fitted a small triple expansion steam engine from the freighter Swabia as a temporary solution so that she could continue her North Atlantic service at reduced speed In 1929 two new geared turbine sets with a total capacity of 49 000 shaft horsepower were installed in Hamburg increasing her speed to 23 knots for the newly introduced North Atlantic Express service of the NDL During the shipyard visit the passenger accommodation was also refurbished and shorter modern funnels were fitted similar to

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  • Gripsholm Berlin Ocean Liner Postcards - Norddeutsche Lloyd
    January 8th 1955 She was broken up in La Spezia in 1966 Links on this Page Gripsholm 1 Swedish America 1925 54 Berlin Norddeutsche Lloyd 1954 66 Links to Associated Pages Swedish America Line Norddeutsche Lloyd Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Gripsholm 1 Swedish America 1925 54 The first new Swedish American Liner was the Gripsholm built in Newcastle in 1925 She was the first diesel engined transatlantic liner and operated on Swedish American s Gothenburg New York routes She received a major refit in 1950 receiving a new bow and funnels Gripsholm was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1954 and renamed Berlin Swedish American postcards of Gripsholm prior to 1950 refit Two variations of a Swedish American art card of the Kungsholm of 1928 with Gripsholm in the background Real Photographs Liverpool postcard of Gripsholm prior to 1950 refit Swedish American postcard of Gripsholm after the 1950 refit A B serial number 27 postcard of Gripsholm and Swedish Lloyd s Suecia at Gothenburg Jolln A Wilkersen postcard of Kungsholm 2 Gripsholm 1 and Drottningholm in Gothenburg Berlin NDL 1954 66 Gripsholm was sold to Norddeutscher Lloyd in 1954 and renamed Berlin

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  • Bergendfjord (1956) Ocean Liner and Cruise Ship Postcards
    Co Greece On 17th August 1980 a fire started in the engine room whilst she was under refurbishment at Perama Greece She was towed out of the docks and capsized and sank near the island of Kynosoura some kilometres from Perama Ship Names on this Page Bergensfjord 2 Norwegian America Line 1955 71 De Grasse 2 French Line 1971 73 Rasa Sayang 1973 80 Golden Moon 1978 Associated Pages French Line CGT Norwegian America Line Cruise Ship Postcards Ocean Liner Postcards Simplon Postcards Home Page Search This Website powered by FreeFind Bergensfjord 2 Norwegian America Line 1955 71 Official NAL postcard E M 7 60 of Bergensfjord 2 Official NAL postcard of Bergensfjord 2 mailed from Sptizbergen on 26 07 1968 Scan Finn Tornquist Official NAL postcard E M 9 69 of Bergensfjord 2 Also issued as E M 3 69 Official NAL postcard of Bergensfjord 2 off Helsingör Scan Ralph O Hara Official NAL postcard of Bergensfjord 2 Scan Ralph O Hara Postcard of Bergensfjord rear and Oslofjord at Oslo Normanns Oslo postcard serial 01 N 8 84 of Bergensfjord 2 at Gudvangen Sogne plus enlarged image of the ship Postcard of Bergensfjord 2 at Hammerfest Official NAL souvenir ship s log of Bergensfjord 2 showing the ship s log on the back Scan Finn Tornquist Slide of Bergensfjord 2 at Wellington in 1971 Photo Bob Leask Click to open larger image in new window De Grasse 2 French Line 1971 73 The second De Grasse was acquired in haste in 1971 to replace the Antilles which had been lost in a fire in January 1971 Bought in March 1971 she was delivered to CGT in November De Grasse was not profitable on the le Havre Southampton Caribbean service and spent 1972 cruising She was sold in 1973 becoming

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