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Comments for the year 2018

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My father Ronald Havis served on the Ruahene in the 1950s, he was a able bodied seaman.
Whilst looking on your website I saw a picture of him in Wellington at Christmas, it came as a shock to me, do you know when it was taken and is it possible to get copies .
Thank you. Christopher Havis


I'm researching the British ship Empire Windrush and understand that at the time it was lost in the mediterranean, March 1954... it was managed by the NZ shipping company. If that is correct, please can you email me as I am looking to capture records and photographs of the ship just prior to its loss? Many thanks Max Holloway


Hi...where is everybody??

I last contacted this site 2010 and now I'm wondering if anyone remembers these ships which I worked on.
Huntingdon 06/09/68-05/02/69 London round trip then joined her in Liverpool 14/03/69-27/06/69 to London.
Sussex 22/07/69 ex Hull 06/08/69 to London then another trip ex London15/09/69 returning to Hull 11/01/70.
Haparangi 16/02/70 ex Liverpool back to London 19/02/70 then rejoined 05/03/70 from London to Hamburg 31/07/70.
Hertford 15/08/70 ex Falmouth back to London 20/01/71. Then rejoined ex Liverpool 01/02/71 to London 08/02/71.
Hurunui 10/03/71 ex Liverpool returning 05/04/71.
Rakaia ex London 13/05/71 to Hong Kong 25/08/71.
Manapouri ex Avonmouth 11/09/71 to Swansea 01/10/71.
Cumberland ex London round trip 05/10/71- 18/11/71 then again 25/11/71 until 20/09/72.

Then I flew to NZ to work on the Wellington Harbour Board with tugs, launches etc. I moved over to Australia and finished my working life on the oil and gas fields mainly off the NW shelf. This is great site, let's keep it going! Robbie Lee


Have been loving this site for some years now. I'm trying to trace two fellow deck cadets from the MV Otaio (I was on her 1969/70).  Their names are: Carl Rolaston (Roly) and Bruce Hardy. Gary Jones


Hi sailed on M.V.Mataura as aeo 1975/76 1 trip to Aussie 2 trips to NZ and I am now constructing a 1:96 scale model of Mataura (5 ft long) and I need to know how many blades her propellor had.



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