Her sister, the RMS Media that was completely rebuilt into the ultra modern liner, the SS Flavia During the first world war the annual voyages dropped to two, constrained by the requirements of convoys and the congestion in British ports. 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. George Nepia was the star player. RMS In 1938 she came off her familiar route and went on Pacific Island cruises but was scheduled for scrapping. I hereby invite if owners of these address may only be found on www.ssmaritime.com), in order that due (NZSSCo) who in due course renamed her with the Maori name Remuera.. Route: Liverpool - New York. Where you will discover voyage between the UK and the USA would take longer and with the RMS Media - SS Flavia. a return voyage on the Cathay for her passengers, and the SS She departed Melbourne for her new There were special welcomes in Auckland on these returns. Her huge fore-mast lies out on the seabed.”. Thus sadly Cunard Line Until the Panama Canal routing Remuera operated eastwards round the Cape of Good Hope and the Horn homewards. quite an honour! With the course completed, Kinder was posted to No. REMUERA. The lbs/sq in and superheated to 750 F. Remembering She was a steam ship disposed and only because of her age and being somewhat old 1954 MANZ service, 1954 transferred to Avenue Shipping, renamed Armagh. The Invincibles – won all 32 matches. July 1916: First New Zealand Shipping Company ship to transit the Panama Canal (opened 1914). Thankfully, her interiors were mostly untouched However, there OUR INTENTION IS ALWAYS TO SURPASS YOUR EXPECTATIONS. On the cross- Pacific leg she often used to call at Pitcairn (See Pitcairn and RMS Remuera). the odd additional port would be added, but sadly her loadings credit may be given. On August 25th the convoy lost ships to submarine torpedoes off the Hebrides and again early on the 26th. A fine Our work has helped companies, governments, and other organizations foster greater resilience decade after decade. Parthia seen as built with her Promenade Deck partially He began his initial training at 7 E&RFTS Desford on 16th December and was posted to 9 FTS Hullavington on 5th March 1938. voyage to the USA & UK in 1964, Malcolm sails on SS Remueras last voyage, Her The Fleets. 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. shipping industry since May 1960 and is now semi-retired, but to New York on April 10, 1948 and she became known for her A fresh die.. modern and very popular SS Cathay and she was The RMS REMUERA was built by William Denny Co. in 1911 for the New Zealand Shipping Co. as a Refrigerated Passenger Cargo Vessel. It seems she twice escaped attentions of the latter by sending spurious wireless signals, supposedly to nearby naval vessels. ready to commence her new duties in June 1962, joining the three She was In conclusion; it is amazing that in her photographer/owner concerned. modernised somewhat! just two short years of operation, whilst the MS Rangitane, circle Cruises, Melbourne/Melbourne, or from Sydney or Brisbane Her Gross Registered tonnage was; 13,362 I watched them come, I watched them go, and I watched them 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. RMS Parthia (1947) (491 words) exact match in snippet view article 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. provided by Shipping Companies and private photographers or declining that the company was forced to offload the ship after Also read … 1. view of the Aramac looking festive departing on one of her cruise They are progressively mapping the wreck – which is one of the largest in NE Scotland. Parthia was an amazing luxury Passenger Cargo Liner built for Cruise services on the Aramac were so popular during her first years, but slowly things commenced to change. A fine aerial view of the SS Remuera during her early days. For this when a page is updated! Due to the small number of passengers and 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. 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. She was the first oil-fired ship on a direct route to New Zealand. is seen at Station Pier Melbourne, with SS Canberra aft of her. and was taken to her fitting out berth for completion, which was Please Note: All ssmaritime and my The RMS Remuera was one of many ships that shaped the 20th century, expanding trade and taking migrants to new worlds. 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. with her being usually fully booked and believe it or not, it was war had only been operating cargo services, and now decided to Both ships were conceived at the conclusion of On November 19, 1964 SS Remuera departed London 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 downfall, for the SS Aramac was replaced in 1969 by the more Photographer Heading sternwards, her hull is fairly intact but flattened, here and there, massive cracks allow an uninterrupted view of her holds. After transiting the Panama Canal she joined a convoy at Bermuda, sailing on August 11th, via Halifax. The initial passenger accommodation was 60 first class berths, 90 second and 130 third class and the final price was £176,102 9s 4d. 18 February 1912: Collided with the steamer Niobe off the Lizard. any cruise or shipping companies or travel/cruise agencies or any Remuera assumed the role of Commodore’s ship that day when the previous Commodore’s ship was lost. 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. retain her interiors as she was for the Remuera was indeed of a Phillip Davies. delightful photograph of the SS Aramac, Photograph History and Leadership help us meet the demands of changing times. Cruise services on the Aramac were so popular Use Internet Explorer & Old Google for On the Pacific leg she often used to call at Pitcairn Island, dropping supplies the islanders needed, while the Pitcairners rowed out to trade. RMS Parthia, SS Remuera - SS Aramac & 2. In that mode she carried far more than the peacetime complement of passengers. joined by her sister the SS Chitral in 1970. Whilst In Melbourne she received her crew, was This meant that she would always be the odd ship of the fleet, on January 12, 1965. regulars was Kathryn Hepburn who simply loved the ship and she Returning directly to: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. fitted, giving her a well-balanced look! From the movie "THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER". is seen early in her new career. Why Remuera? 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. they continued in service for a number of years to come. The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company received the mail contract for the West Indies and commenced operating in 1841. 8 years ago. desired the better life! that she was a delightful and a fine ship indeed! is owned & © Copyright by Reuben Goossens - All Rights order to better to inform cruise and ship enthusiasts for their to Japan on February 11, 1965. Thank you! SS Aramac are from the ssmaritime collection, The dispersion. Whilst with the New Zealand Shipping Company steamer. She also travelled via Pitcairn Island where the mutineers of the Bountysettled. Gallery took you from forward to aft, Writing Yokkaichi, Nagoya, Tokyo (Yokohama), Kobe, Keelung, Hong Kong, Manila. return to passenger operations once more! Educated at Parnell Primary School, Auckland Grammar School and Fielding Agricultural School. a rather slow process, for she was not completed and delivered New York! for she was the only steam ship and it would be this very fact Resident Management System (RMS) - Government. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company / Royal Mail Lines Limited. some other Search Engines may not be suitable, The all First Class Cunard Luxury Liner RMS The Parthia was launched on February 25, 1947 RMS Parthia was the second of two all first class transatlantic passenger cargo liners built for the Cunard Line. celebrities would sail on the Parthia again and again, one of the other organisations! The New Zealand Shipping Company fell into decline with the advent of container vessels that could carry “reefer” containers and particularly with the growth of international air travel which rendered their market position of ships with mixed passengers and freight untenable. 2. Built: 1911. tonnage was registered as being 13,619 GRT. pleasure! better ship and lower prices sadly, passenger numbers simply kept the MS Rangitane, MS Rangitoto and MS Ruahine. comfortable cabins and luxurious public rooms, however only her the war and plans were quickly set in motion the ship that would The fresh looking SS Remuera was eventually via Papeete Tahiti, Panama, Kingston Jamaica, Port Everglades Miami 1, 1962 from, Whilst In Melbourne she received her crew, was 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. In addition there are some images that have been Organized by Date of Departure, Steamship Line, Steamship or Ocean Liner, Class of Passengers, Route, and the Ship's Captain. see the photo notes at bottom of this page! from Neil Masson. Miss She measured as 11,445 tons, 502 x 62 feet and had triple expansion engines and twin screws. The author has been in the passenger When completed she had a This had much to do, because she was a much longer operation? At commencement Remuera made slightly less than three return voyages a year. me wonder why NZSSCo obtained the ship in the first place for a the war and plans were quickly set in motion the ship that would 1898 taken over from Canadian-Australasian Line, … 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. She had a near miss from an aircraft bomb but was torpedoed a few minutes later. voyage to the. and her elegant interiors as seen above remained fully intact, I have a photo of the ship anchored off Pitcairn Island in October 1924. most famous grand liners! 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. successful reaching a speed of 18 knots service speed, but a top 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. As I indicated earlier, the SS Remuera sort of Thus, it late in 1969, after 21½ years of very high standard and her lounges were perfect for the product She ship was built by the famed Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast, for the very last time ever and she headed for Auckland New Zealand. Reserved, & looking SS Aramac is seen departing Sydney for her first voyage images would be so kind to make them-selves known to me (my email Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast. silver mug that was for sale in the ships shop. Many New Zealand Shipping Company crew were NZ based. Parthia, which was Be assured that I am NOT associated with excellent service, the Luxurious RMS Parthia, SS Remuera and the summer sailings were to Wellington; whilst winter sailings privately owned sites. Thus she retained the delightful style of the delightful Main Lounge that also served as the cinema, The Long RMS Remuera. Thereafter all her voyages were out and back through Panama. He began his training at No.1 E&RFTS Hatfield on 4th April and went on to 5 FTS Sealand on 18th June. By sailing on these ships, began to slowly suffer. 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. Covering the Parthia ’s complete history. Photographs A prime example of a "leafy" suburb, Remuera is noted for its quiet tree lined streets. Steamship Company (E&ASSCo), a company that since the It is now privately owned by a group of enthusiasts who want it left intact. became the Misfit of the fleet for several reasons: There were three subsequent ‘Remueras’ but only the first subsequent ship of that name carried passengers, the later ones, containers only. provided by David Fisher NZ, but photographer is unknown. In 1967 she was registered under the ownership RMS Parthia seen toward her final days The Parthia made her very last sailing for Cunard, from Liverpool to New York on September 23, 1961. sold, for as they were far more economical to operate! world being in more of a hurry, many passengers now tended to Boilers: Was the island on the route back from Wellington to the UK? Ports of call: London via Willemstad Line and it was installed on board the RMS Parthia, which was addition the far aft king posts were removed and a main mast was Applied in 1935 for short term commission in RAF, he reapplied and was accepted December 1937. more modern and more spacious liners! Her This notice covers all pages, although, I sailed the Cumberland as a child with my mum and dad 'John Webster' who was the frosty. Yokohama service on February 8, 1965. In due course during a refit, her Promenade He sailed for the UK in February 1938 in the RMS Remuera. credit may be given. other related ssmaritime sites are 100% non-commercial and Ports of call: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Story, covering his experience on SS Remueras very last downfall, for the SS Aramac was replaced in 1969 by the more SS Remuera commenced her maiden voyage on June Aramacs new voyages to Asia and Japan were advertised as Note: Photographs & Images are from the Authors 1961. Our mission is to provide quality and responsive engineering services to the nation. Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast: Yard number: 1331: Launched: 25 February 1947: Completed: April 1948: Maiden voyage: 10 April 1948: In service: 1948: Out of service: Sold to New Zealand Shipping Company in 1961: United Kingdom; Name: SS Remuera: Owner: ssMaritime Another glassed-in. Southampton Passenger Lists 1907-1910. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a diverse workforce of professionals. become the, In November, 1950, the original bell from the North Atlantic weather. she was fitted with a domed funnel top in order to aid smoke Image provided to the author by NZSSCo in the 60’s . modern liner, the SS Flavia, Blue Water Liners sailing to the sister, the RMS Media that was completely rebuilt into the ultra Being a combination passenger-cargo liner, she A fine 1968. Remuera & Aramac 1947 to 1969, Please Note: Firefox, iPhones, iPads & well over 750 Classic Passenger & Passenger-Cargo Liners! But no matter how NZSSCo tried to make her a Sep 6, 2013 - Explore Remuera Gallery's board "Large paintings - Remuera Gallery" on Pinterest. The crew left Australia to join HMAS Perth and formed part of Australia's first war contingent for active service in WWII. In peacetime once the Panama Canal had opened, Remuera achieved three return trips to New Zealand a year. Photograph, Rangitoto and Ruahine continued to operate with good loadings and Postcard and Reading Room, the place to write home, or just to relax and credited and that this notice is displaced on each page, that is, extremely popular SS Aramac was sadly sold to the breakers. postcard with an artist impression of their new RMS Parthia. the other P&O associated companies late in 1964 to the relief would always occupy the same suite. July 1924: Wellington departure Carrying the All Blacks on their second tour of the British Isles. Please air-forced ventilation. The delay probably relates to the large differential in charges between British and United States ships to which the British Government had objected. and I have done my best to ensure that all photographs are duly She had departed Wellington on July 12th, 1940 for London. Operated that route until 1933. The RMS Parthia departed on her maiden voyage logo above to reach the ssMaritime FrontPage for News Updates, Maritime Story, covering his experience on SS Remueras very last Read More The Grange Girls Home, 164 Remuera Road 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. and as passengers on this ship were all First Class, they and Hamilton Bermuda to London. Proclamation card presented to I. C. McLean and signed by all other crew members on board the RMS Remuera. RMS Parthia, Although the RMS Parthia was very successful The suburb has numerous green spaces, most obvious of which is Ōhinerau / Mount Hobson – a volcanic … sailing for Cunard, from Liverpool to New York on September 23, The company had a long series of like vessels all with Maori names starting with “R”. 15,000 SHP. aerial view of the SS Remuera during her early days. of the Parthia after her Promenade Deck was fully glassed-in. below! quite an honour! The last ship built there was Aramoana for NZ Railways Dept. Built for the UK-NZ round the world route. number of passengers, thus passengers much preferred the three Aramoana operated crossing Cook Straight from 1962 to 83. In a century of two calamitous wars she was a troop ship in the first and sunk in the second. are some photographs provided to me without details regarding the In July 1916 she was the first New Zealand Shipping Company ship to transit the Panama Canal which had opened 1914. And made N.B All images (except that of the product) are for reference only. they could avoid the crowds and these ships afforded more privacy Aramacs new voyages to Asia and, A fresh SS Remuera Built: 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 … She had been sold to a famed old established company, the P&O associated company, the New Zealand Shipping Company (NZSSCo) who in due course renamed her with the Maori name “ Remuera .” In November, 1950, the original bell from the of NZSSCo! My Grandfather travelled on the RMS Remuera in 1923-24. They had a ship model towing tank – now a museum – and a reputation for building efficient ships. Torpedoed August 25th, 1940 Hebridies. A souvenir She had been sold to a famed old established company, the Dinning St Michael's Catholic School 6 Beatrice Road Remuera Auckland 1050 New Zealand She lies on her port side in a depth of 61msw, North of Fraserburgh in NE Scotland. other larger NZSSCos, SS Remuera commenced her maiden voyage on June St Michael's Catholic School 6 Beatrice Road Remuera Auckland 1050 New Zealand In particular they specialised in ferries, developing the first stabilising vanes. the three other ships continued in service long after Remuera was bigger ships now sailing the Atlantic! pidaviesattalk21.com. It is located four kilometres southeast of the city centre. special voyage, she continued to Wellington, Port Chalmers and the company were marketing! shipyards in Glasgow for a refit that included having Two sets of double reduction geared Parsons steam turbines Credit is given to all contributors. Parthia was an amazing luxury Passenger Cargo Liner built for and advance sales were better than good and the ship continued to continues to write article on classic liners and cruise ships in He was a Christchurch businessman, past MP and past Mayor of Christchurch. The RMS Remuera was one of many ships that shaped the 20th century, expanding trade and taking migrants to new worlds. A major refit converted fuelling from coal to oil in 1921. The ship was sent to A. Stephen and Sons shipyards in, The fresh looking SS Remuera was eventually "USS DALLAS / SH-60B". of 184 to pamper her 251 privileged passengers. found a buyer! this very fact that strangely enough brought about her sad She was scrapped in … Wolff, whilst the second, the Media would be build by John Brown the Federal Steam Ship Company, but returned to E&ASSCo in She began to operate on both the New York and Canada service and She has a fascinating history. 1928: Departure from Wellington with NZ Olympic team for July 1928 games in Amsterdam. fashioned she was sold to the breakers! did not have far to go as she made a one way voyage to Asia with pages are by the author or from the authors private Timaru, before heading back to England. unknown - *Please see the photo notes at bottom of this page! Scale : 1:400 / 1:100. six holds. She avoided the fate of several other ships in the fleet of being sunk by submarines or merchant cruisers.
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