Kōrero: Shipwrecks

Rangitane survivors, Emirau

Rangitane survivors, Emirau

Here, survivors of the sunken Rangitane await rescue on the Pacific island of Emirau. Five months after laying mines to sink the Niagara, the German raider Orion sank the 16,000-ton liner Rangitane on 27 November 1940, using guns and torpedoes. Fifteen people died but most were taken to Emirau, where they were picked up.

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Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Reference: S. P. Llewellyn. Troopships. Wellington: War History Branch, Dept of Internal Affairs, 1949, p. 23

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - 20th-century shipwrecks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7298/rangitane-survivors-emirau (accessed 11 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006