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Re: A Ship that arrived in the UK
« Reply #9 on: Friday 03 August 12 19:41 BST (UK) »
Thanks Tiggi.

Will have another root around!

And Hanes, I would be very interested!
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: A Ship that arrived in the UK
« Reply #10 on: Friday 03 August 12 20:03 BST (UK) »
I thought you'd say that!!!

The ship sailed from NZ to Gravesend/London via Southampton. Have extracted info from "Movement of Liners" plus Times adverts of sailing dates. Date of Times publication in 1st column.

RANGITOTO

9 Apr 1960 - from Lyttleton arrived Southampton 8th
29 Aug 1960 - from Lyttleton due Southampton 30th
16 Jan 1961 - called Southampton 15th (en route Gravesend)
10 Jun 1961 - for Lyttleton left Gravesend 8th*
17 Nov 1961 - for Wellington left Gravesend 15th*
9 Mar 1962 - from Auckland due Southampton 10th
24 Jul 1962 - from Wellington arrived Southampton 23rd
5 Dec 1962 - left Southampton for London 3rd
16 Apr 1963 - left Southampton for London 15th
19 Aug 1963 - for London arrived Kingston Ja(maica) 17th (the Times was advertising departure from London/Gravesend 18 Sep 1963*)

* couldn't find an arrival date but would have arrived 2/3 weeks before departure date for NZ

hope this helps 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: A Ship that arrived in the UK
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 August 12 20:38 BST (UK) »
Hanes.

Thats wonderful. Cant wait to show my dad...BUT....

(bet you knew that word was coming!)

Having difficulty understanding the info. the second one for example. 29 Aug 1960 - from Lyttleton due Southampton 30th.
How could the ship get from NZ to Southampton in 1 day?!?

Or am I not reading this correctly? (Quite probable!)

David.
Northants - Stevenson, Smith, Spriggs, Hight, Dodson, Coleman
Swansea - Thomas, Williams, Howell, David, Rees, Griffiths, Jenkins, Bevan
Rutland - Hales
Derbyshire - Harlow, Riley, Pemberton, Aldred
Yorkshire - Stamper, Boyes, Duke
London - Harper, Wallis
Essex - Shelford, Wallis, Read, Stanes
Hertfordshire - Bishop
Cornwall - Johns, Soper, Rowe, Ball, Webb, Dunn, Quintrell, Hain, Oliver
Gloucestershire - Harper, Ash, Gregory, Denman
County Durham - Proud, Duke
Yorkshire - Stamper, Pickering

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Re: A Ship that arrived in the UK
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 04 August 12 07:19 BST (UK) »
Dave,
The Times (thru' Lloyds) is reporting the position of the ship at 29th August - "due 30th" indicates it's 1 day out from Southampton.
"from Lyttleton" identifies port of departure.

NZ to London/Gravesend in 1 day - only if it was renamed the Rangitardis!

Anything else - only too pleased to help.
regards
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: A Ship that arrived in the UK
« Reply #13 on: Friday 17 August 18 01:27 BST (UK) »
Thank you Hanes and Vasquez.  I was on board the Rangitoto from Wellington to Southampton 1962 (arrived Southampton July).  I have been unable to get a passenger list (per Hanes update).  I was travelling with my Mother and sister (both deceased), and there was a woman and her daughter Penny in the cabin next to us.  We hit terrific and unusual storms between Wellington and Tahiti, which I now think were caused by nuclear testing south of Hawaii during our crossing of the Pacific.  We met up with my English Dad at Southampton.. he had flown over.  Our steward was Harry, only 19.  I also remember a prisoner from another ship being caged across a cable to our ship because the Rangitoto had a gaol.  As a child the Rangitoto was just the best! (Sailing back on the Canberra nowhere near as interesting)!  If your relative was in that ship Id love to make contact.  If her name is Penny, even better (she would be almost 70, and her Mum perhaps deceased).  Cheers