Ephemera: advertising sign, RANGITANE, RANGITATA, RANGITIKI, RANGITOTO, RUAHINE via Panama, New Zealand Line
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The passenger liners in this advertisement – Rangitane, Rangitata, Rangitiki, Rangitoto and Ruahine – were all in service between 1950 and 1962.
RANGITIKI and RANGITATA were both withdrawn in 1962 and sold for scrap. Both RUAHINE and RANGITANE II made their final NZ departures from Auckland in 1968. They, like RANGITOTO, the last survivor, were sold for further service and all three were scrapped in the mid 1970s.
RANGITOTO and RANGITANE II were sisterships. RUAHINE was their smaller sister. Information in "Crossed Flags" by Bill Laxon
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