The New Zealand Shipping Company’s passenger/cargo liner Rangitane was commissioned shortly after World War 2, and replaced a slightly smaller ship of the same name which had been sunk early in the war by German raiders in the South Pacific.
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Newcastle
Displacement: 21,800 tons
Power: Doxford diesels, twin screw
Sold: 1968 (renamed Oriental Esmeralda)
Broken up: 1976