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Name: RANGITOTO
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/01/1949
Completed: 08/1949
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 109
Dimensions: 21809grt, 12378nrt, 15000dwt, 609.2 x 81.0 x 32.1ft (*)
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SA, Doxford type, 6cyl (725 x 2250mm), 16000bhp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183069
History:
27/07/1949 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London
12/1966 Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1970 Oriental South America Lines Inc (Island Navigation Corp), Monrovia
1970 Renamed ORIENTAL CARNAVAL
02/1976 Broken up
Comments: As built, accommodation for 416 x passengers (one class)
1969: Accommodation for 355 x passengers, 1st class only
1970: Rebuilt at Hong Kong
18/02/1976: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up
1976: Broken up by Lee Sing Shipbreaking Co Ltd
(*) Dimensions are LOA, Breadth Extreme & Draught Summer


Above photo as RANGITOTO is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RANGITOTO is copyright of the Alexander Turnbull Collection

Above photo shows RANGITOTO in Federal colours is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RANGITOTO is copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as ORIENTAL CARNAVAL is copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as ORIENTAL CARNAVAL is copyright of Richard Turnwald

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