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Name: RANGITOTO
Type: Passenger 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, Doxford type, 2SCSA, 6cyl (725 x 2250mm), 16000bhp
Engines by: Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow in Furness
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 183069
History:
08/1949 New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London
12/1966 Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1970 Orient South American Lines Inc (Island Navigation Corp), Monrovia
1970 Renamed ORIENTAL CARNAVAL
02/1976 Broken up
Comments: As built 416 x passengers (one class)
1969: 355 x passengers, 1st class only
1970: Rebuilt at Hong Kong
18/02/1976: Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up by Lee Sing Shipbreaking Co Ltd


Above photo as RANGITOTO copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RANGITOTO copyright of the Alexander Turnbull Collection

Above photo shows RANGITOTO in Federal colours copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as RANGITOTO copyright of Chris Howell

Above photo as ORIENTAL CARNAVAL copyright of Keith Wood

Above photo as ORIENTAL CARNAVAL copyright of Richard Turnwald