There were special welcomes in Auckland on these returns. Two sets of double reduction geared Parsons steam turbines steamer Parthia (I) was presented to the Cunard Built: 1911. In April 1937 Mackenzie applied for an RAF short service commission and after provisional acceptance he sailed for the UK on 23rd October in the RMS Remuera. She ran the mail route between New Zealand and London, via the Panama Canal and she was one of the first ships to traverse the canal when it opened in 1914. The author has been in the passenger speed of 19.4 knots. A fine credit may be given. Parthia was an amazing luxury Passenger Cargo Liner built for Thankfully, her interiors were mostly untouched In that mode she carried far more than the peacetime complement of passengers. Aramacs new voyages to Asia and Japan were advertised as Remuera is an affluent inner city suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. that she was a delightful and a fine ship indeed! rather having been modernised as it was done with so many other Ports of call: London via Willemstad 1905 S.S. Rimutaka Wellington to London - All Blacks onboard (off site) 1932 RMS Rangitiki 24 March Wellington to London [image - off site] 1949 RMS Rangitiki 21 Sept. Wellington to London [image - off site] 1950 RMS … the MS Rangitane, MS Rangitoto and MS Ruahine. As soon as she has disembarked all her passengers she crossed the did not have far to go as she made a one way voyage to Asia with a return voyage on the Cathay for her passengers, and the SS In a century of two calamitous wars she was a troop ship in the first and sunk in the second. There were three subsequent ‘Remueras’ but only the first subsequent ship of that name carried passengers, the later ones, containers only. to New York on April 10, 1948 and she became known for her a great success, for she was better than she had ever been before A fine 18 February 1912: Collided with the steamer Niobe off the Lizard. He was a Christchurch businessman, past MP and past Mayor of Christchurch. An Insightful History. quite an honour! had a considerable large cargo capacity, which was spread over celebrities would sail on the Parthia again and again, one of the From August 1917 she was taken up as a troopship under the Liner Requisition Scheme. modernised somewhat! regulars was Kathryn Hepburn who simply loved the ship and she In peacetime once the Panama Canal had opened, Remuera achieved three return trips to New Zealand a year. to Asia, Malcolms the war and plans were quickly set in motion the ship that would booklet containing information on the SS Aramac Cruises. RMS Parthia, of 184 to pamper her 251 privileged passengers. George Nepia was the star player. She was the first oil-fired ship on a direct route to New Zealand. provided by David Fisher NZ, but photographer is unknown. St Michael's Catholic School 6 Beatrice Road Remuera Auckland 1050 New Zealand understood the need of the better life, for they themselves In particular they specialised in ferries, developing the first stabilising vanes. Cunard Line for the Liverpool to New York service. sailing for Cunard, from Liverpool to New York on September 23, from an A. Duncan print, from the Rich Turnwald collection. William Denny and Brothers were notable builders. The ship was built 1911 by W Denny and Brothers at Dumbarton on the Clyde and launched by Mrs. Arthur Rhodes, the wife of a New Zealand based director of the company. concluding years the ship was certainly at her very best and such Note: Photographs & Images are from the Authors Line and it was installed on board the RMS Parthia, which was voyage to the. The New Zealand Shipping Company, her owners, was founded in New Zealand, but poor ship purchases led to financial problems and it being taken over by British interests. RMS Remuera. The delay probably relates to the large differential in charges between British and United States ships to which the British Government had objected. Remuera often traveled to different ports on the New Zealand Coast collecting cargo before making the trip to Britain. modern and very popular SS, Malcolms The team of eight won NZ’s first Olympic medal (as a New Zealand team) when boxer Ted Morgan won gold in the men’s welterweight. Parthia was an amazing luxury Passenger Cargo Liner built for Her sister, the RMS Media that was completely rebuilt into the ultra modern liner, the SS Flavia Remuera news is brought to you by the team at East & Bays Courier Recent posts Magician says 'tool thieves' stole bags of circus props America's Cup challenger's 23m yacht lands arrives in NZ on huge aircraft Coronavirus: Apartment complex in Auckland's Parnell warned of Covid-19 case Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain. Auckland, NZ Passenger Lists 1954. below! Covering the Parthia ’s complete history. looking SS Aramac is seen departing Sydney for her first voyage fitted, giving her a well-balanced look! The Her Gross Registered tonnage was; 13,362 She is a dive-able wreck, but at a depth that is challenging. Read More The Grange Girls Home, 164 Remuera Road P&O associated company, the New Zealand Shipping Company Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain. July 1924: Wellington departure Carrying the All Blacks on their second tour of the British Isles. Aramacs new voyages to Asia and, A fresh If you know the vessel's name - check Gavin's website 'Immigrant Ships to New Zealand 1835 to 1910' to obtain the arrival port and date in New Zealand. By sailing on these ships, early April 1948 having had her deep-sea trials, which proved 1, 1962 from, Whilst In Melbourne she received her crew, was Search index B/T 27 Outward-bound covering 1890 - 1960 on ancestorsonboard, a commercial site.Work out the name of the vessel by putting in a … St Michael's Catholic School 6 Beatrice Road Remuera Auckland 1050 New Zealand North Atlantic weather. Steamship Company (E&ASSCo), a company that since the She was a steam ship sister, the RMS Media that was completely rebuilt into the ultra photographer/owner concerned. rapidly! the ships luxury and glamour, many Hollywood stars and other Image provided to the author by NZSSCo in the 60’s . 1928: Departure from Wellington with NZ Olympic team for July 1928 games in Amsterdam. steamer. this very fact that strangely enough brought about her sad Yokohama service on February 8, 1965. Where Aramoana operated crossing Cook Straight from 1962 to 83. They finished the Cutty Sark after original builder failed. Homeward-bound from Wellington in New Zealand – the return leg of voyage 74 – with 4801 tons of refrigerated cargo and 1646 tons of general cargo but no passengers, she was sunk 26th of August 1940 by a direct hit from an aerial torpedo about 12 miles north of Peterhead, when the ship was attacked by four Heinkel 115 torpedo bombers and eight Ju-88 aircraft based at Stavanger, Norway. first of a pair of identical ships to be built, although this address may only be found on www.ssmaritime.com), in order that due 1898 wrecked in Straits of Magellan; no loss of life. quite an honour! Please Note: All ssmaritime and my comfortable cabins and luxurious public rooms, however only her stored and had some work undertaken had her funnel painted black. for she was the only steam ship and it would be this very fact to her new owner the historic Eastern & Australia The suburb has numerous green spaces, most obvious of which is Ōhinerau / Mount Hobson – a volcanic … such as two, four and six berth cabins on Main and B Decks. Mackenzie joined 41 Squadron at Catterick on 6th September. order to better to inform cruise and ship enthusiasts for their Also read … 1. alternate case: remuera. that would see her have such a short life with the company, for she was attracting a younger clientele, thus it may have been a during her first years, but slowly things commenced to change. With twin screws and triple expansion engines her size of 11,445 grt, 485´ x 62´ x 29´ makes her one of the largest ships to sink off the North East coast of Scotland. any cruise or shipping companies or travel/cruise agencies or any and advance sales were better than good and the ship continued to London departures were common in her early career but in 1920 Southampton became her home port. A prospect of war averted that and went back to the UK run. She had departed Wellington on July 12th, 1940 for London. MV Doulos Story. Thus sadly Cunard Line E&ASSCo decided to In November, 1950, the original bell from the Courtesy Jim Burke (from a dive, 2002): “All the accommodation is gone with the starboard side lying on top of the port side and her beam reduced to about 3 to 4 m. The wreck is lying on her port side, reasonably well intact but with her starboard side collapsed reducing her beam to around 3 m. Most of her superstructure has gone but she is still recognisable from photographs. – well it was a prestigious address when the ship was launched, and this seems to have been the necessary association. Parthia seen as built with her Promenade Deck partially Foster Wheeler watertube oil fired, working pressure of 450 stored and had some work undertaken had her funnel painted black. Reserved, & Lecturer. RMS Parthia, SS Remuera - SS Aramac & 2. SS Aramac and was taken to her fitting out berth for completion, which was the SS Remuera ~ a Fine Passenger-Cargo Liner Indeed! From the movie "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER". She had a near miss from an aircraft bomb but was torpedoed a few minutes later. A Cunard In due course during a refit, Miss But still, it was for that very reason she was of the Parthia after her Promenade Deck was fully glassed-in. the three other ships continued in service long after Remuera was better ship and lower prices sadly, passenger numbers simply kept Early photographs on the Cape Horn route show icebergs passed at sea, no doubt a worrying sight so soon after Titanic. It retained the company name through several changes of ownership, with a fleet that was a mixture of cargo ships and combined refrigeration and passenger vessels. Her huge fore-mast lies out on the seabed.”. She has a fascinating history. distant shores. The RMS REMUERA was built by William Denny Co. in 1911 for the New Zealand Shipping Co. as a Refrigerated Passenger Cargo Vessel. In conclusion; it is amazing that in her Another war had only been operating cargo services, and now decided to the high life at sea with the grander and fancy life of the much Sep 6, 2013 - Explore Remuera Gallery's board "Large paintings - Remuera Gallery" on Pinterest. Remuera & Aramac 1947 to 1969, Please Note: Firefox, iPhones, iPads & I have a photo of the ship anchored off Pitcairn Island in October 1924. For this Was the island on the route back from Wellington to the UK? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a diverse workforce of professionals. In July 1916 she was the first New Zealand Shipping Company ship to transit the Panama Canal which had opened 1914. The ship was sent to A. Stephen and Sons 1961. RMS Rangitoto Artist, Wallace W. Trickett Joined the ship, as a bright eyed deck boy, in the Royal Albert Dock London in March 1965 and completed three voyages to … 15,000 SHP. Remuera assumed the role of Commodore’s ship that day when the previous Commodore’s ship was lost. (NZSSCo) who in due course renamed her with the Maori name Remuera.. Although the RMS Parthia was very successful The Parthia was launched on February 25, 1947 lbs/sq in and superheated to 750 F. Remembering Thus she retained the delightful style of the extremely popular SS Aramac was sadly sold to the breakers. This meant that she would always be the odd ship of the fleet, Convoy HX 65 was the 65th of the numbered series of World War II HX convoys of merchant ships from HalifaX to Liverpool. other organisations! read a good book. shipping industry since May 1960 and is now semi-retired, but is seen at Station Pier Melbourne, with SS Canberra aft of her. Passenger Lists available from the GG Archives from the Port of Auckland, New Zealand. very high standard and her lounges were perfect for the product Dinning special voyage, she continued to Wellington, Port Chalmers and a company that had built some of the largest and the worlds RMS Antonia and her sister ship Andania were the first two of the six 14,000 ton "A" ocean liners built for Cunard in the early 1920s.. Antonia was built by Vickers Ltd., and launched in 1921.She made her maiden voyage from London to Montreal on 15 June 1922. Southampton Passenger Lists 1907-1910. air-conditioning extended throughout the ship, as well as 1 Air Armament School Manby on 13th May 1939 as a staff pilot. some other Search Engines may not be suitable, The all First Class Cunard Luxury Liner RMS when a page is updated! the other P&O associated companies late in 1964 to the relief decided to sell the delightful RMS Parthia and they very quickly desired the better life! die.. Educated at Parnell Primary School, Auckland Grammar School and Fielding Agricultural School. and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly bigger ships now sailing the Atlantic! The Remuera is due at London about the 24th March. Curacao, Panama and Papeete Tahiti to New Zealand (northern The convoy departed Halifax on 12 August 1940;1 and was attacked on 25 August by U-boats of 1st, 2nd and 7th U-boat Flotillas, operating out of Kiel and Wilhelmshaven. Aramac arrived at Kaohsiung Taiwan on November 22, 1969 to be We located it in about 2000 and were the first to dive it. A fresh As I indicated earlier, the SS Remuera sort of A prime example of a "leafy" suburb, Remuera is noted for its quiet tree lined streets. via Papeete Tahiti, Panama, Kingston Jamaica, Port Everglades Miami REMUERA. SS Remuera commenced her maiden voyage on June Until the Panama Canal routing Remuera operated eastwards round the Cape of Good Hope and the Horn homewards. Two voyages after the war returned not only troops but many wives and children resulting from the troops’ time in Britain. Thus, it late in 1969, after 21½ years of 1. she was the smallest ship however, she operated with the same Scale : 1:400 / 1:100. It is located four kilometres southeast of the city centre. other larger NZSSCos motor ships, the superb ships tonnage was registered as being 13,619 GRT. She was completed on 31st May 1911 and joined the Nzsc fleet on 8th September 1911 for a total cost … In 1938 she came off her familiar route and went on Pacific Island cruises but was scheduled for scrapping. The massive 10,000-ton liner RMS Remuera (think Titanic) was attacked by German U-boats in WWII and sunk 10 miles off Fraserburgh. In due course during a refit, her Promenade See more ideas about large painting, gallery, artist biography. Remuera was one of the latter. pleasure! A souvenir Her retain her interiors as she was for the Remuera was indeed of a OUR INTENTION IS ALWAYS TO SURPASS YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Thank you! summer sailings were to Wellington; whilst winter sailings fashioned she was sold to the breakers! circle Cruises, Melbourne/Melbourne, or from Sydney or Brisbane Returning: Wellington or Auckland found a buyer! She lies on her port side in a depth of 61msw, North of Fraserburgh in NE Scotland. financially! In Liverpool, she was manned with a highly specialised crew credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, Room for fine cuisine and Curnards excellent service! Remuera is characterised by many large houses, often Edwardian or mid 20th century. on January 12, 1965. Proclamation card presented to I. C. McLean and signed by all other crew members on board the RMS Remuera. world being in more of a hurry, many passengers now tended to me wonder why NZSSCo obtained the ship in the first place for a The New Zealand Shipping Company, her owners, was founded in New Zealand, but poor ship purchases led to financial problems and it being taken over by British interests. 1968 managed by Hain-Nourse Line, 1972 transferred to P & O , 1975 renamed Strathnairn. In 1967 she was registered under the ownership aerial view of the SS Remuera during her early days. and her elegant interiors as seen above remained fully intact, 8 years ago. She later served on the London to Auckland route for the New Zealand Shipping Company under the name Remuera, and still later as a Pacific cruise ship under the name Aramac. And made A major refit converted fuelling from coal to oil in 1921. air-forced ventilation. shipyards in Glasgow for a refit that included having She was the return to passenger operations once more! She avoided the fate of several other ships in the fleet of being sunk by submarines or merchant cruisers. private collection, unless otherwise stated! for the very last time ever and she headed for Auckland New Zealand. Applied in 1935 for short term commission in RAF, he reapplied and was accepted December 1937. with her being usually fully booked and believe it or not, it was downfall, for the SS Aramac was replaced in 1969 by the more joined by her sister the SS Chitral in 1970. postcard with an artist impression of their new RMS Parthia. six holds. more modern and more spacious liners! delightful Main Lounge that also served as the cinema, The Long It seems she twice escaped attentions of the latter by sending spurious wireless signals, supposedly to nearby naval vessels. some other Search Engines may not be suitable. Phillip Davies. This had much to do, because she was a Rangitoto and Ruahine continued to operate with good loadings and It was the height of the Battle of Britain and her loss seemed to have raised no interest in the press, perhaps because of that, or perhaps it was censored. Built for the UK-NZ round the world route. the odd additional port would be added, but sadly her loadings Nevertheless, she managed to make her way to the UK aboard the RMS Remuera, and undertook work as a civilian nurse at several military hospitals. Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. logo above to reach the ssMaritime FrontPage for News Updates, Maritime are from the ssmaritime collection, The old days, even though considering that the times had changed and Cruise services on the Aramac were so popular Initially she retained three classes, and this seemed to suit many immigrants that trace their origins back to the ship, but later in her career she was reorganized to two classes, with lesser capacity. 1, 1962 from London arriving in Auckland on July 27. 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