SS Ruahine Archival Collection

 

Ruahine (1909) New Zealand Shipping Co., Ltd.

Built by Wm. Denny & Bros., Ltd., Dumbarton, Scotland. Tonnage: 10,839. Dimensions: 480' x 60'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 15 knots. Reciprocating engines. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Ownership Transfer: Sold to Italians in January 1949. Renamed: Auriga (1949). Fate: Scrapped in Italy, 1957. Sister ships: Rotorua and Remuera.

 

Ruahine (1951) New Zealand Shipping Co., Ltd.

Built by John Brown & Co., Ltd., Clydebank, Glasgow. Tonnage: 17,851. Dimensions: 563' x 75'. Propulsion: Twin-screw, 17 knots. Motorship. Masts and Funnels: Two masts and one funnel. Passenger Capacity: Accommodation for 257 first-class passengers.

 

Ephemera for the SS Ruahine available may include Passenger Lists, Menus, Brochures, Sailing Schedules, Route Maps, Photographs, and more.

 

Front Cover, Horse Racing Program on Board the MV Ruahine for Monday, 9 March 1953.

1953-03-09 Horse Racing Program - MV Ruahine

They had fun putting together this "Horse Racing" program onboard the MV Ruahine of the New Zealand Steamship Company for Monday, 9 March 1953. Wooden horses were advanced on a track based on the roll of dice. Each horse in the six races included owner, name of horse, jockey, and quip.

 

 

First Class Smoking Room on the SS Ruahine.

First Class Smoking Room on the SS Ruahine. The Syren and Shipping, 24 December 1909. GGA Image ID # 21018b079f

 

First Class Lounge on the SS Ruahine.

First Class Lounge on the SS Ruahine. The Syren and Shipping, 24 December 1909. GGA Image ID # 21019bf08d

 

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