Story: Shipping

The Rimutaka

The Rimutaka

In 1900 the Rimutaka-class ships started to replace the New Zealand Shipping Company’s costlier passenger steamers. As her straight lines suggest, the 7,765-ton Rimutaka was an economical passenger–cargo carrier.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - The ‘Home boats’', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 February 2023)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016