Rangatira ferry poster

The biggest and the best – but obsolescent. By the time the second Rangatira entered service on the Lyttelton–Wellington route in 1972, overnight voyaging no longer appealed to many people. The ship served for just four years, the last two of them courtesy of a government subsidy.

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Jean-François Coupaud

Posted: 08 Feb 2013

Rangatira was used as workers' accommodation by Howard-Doris at their Loch Kishorn yard (Western Scotland) in 1977