Category Archives for "NZSC/Federal"

MV Hurunui

  Just a coastal run on this ship, from the Royal Docks to Southampton then back to London, or even home, to await joining the Nottingham. On pay off day (07-04-66) the Number One record in the UK charts was: The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore by the Walker Brothers.

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MV Nottingham

  Known as the ‘company’s yacht’ because of its smaller tonnage, the Nottingham was a happy ship. After departing London the ship visited Dunkirk to load cargo. During docking the ship hit the quay and sustained damage and after leaving Dunkirk we arrived at Falmouth for repairs. I can remember having a great four days […]

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RMS Rangitoto

Artist, Wallace W. TrickettJoined the ship, as a bright eyed deck boy, in the Royal Albert Dock London in March 1965 and completed three voyages to New Zealand, two as deck boy and one as JOS. First trip as seaman’s peggy, second trip as quartermasters peggy and third on deck. On the first trip we […]

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