The inter-island ferry Rangatira

Last of the line – the Rangatira served on the Lyttelton–Wellington ferry route from 1972 until 1976.

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Anonymous

Posted: 13 Nov 2012

THE RANGATIRA WAS SENT INTO SERVICE AFTER THE LOSS OF THE TURBO ELECTRIC VESSEL WAHINE. SHE WAS ONE OF THE MOST UNSUCCESSFUL SHIPS ON THE LYTTELTON - WELLINGTON ROUTE AND SO THE SHIP WAS RETIRED AFTER FOUR SHORT YEARS OF SERVICE.