A summary of the Company’s history is available for download
as a pdf. It includes a tabulated list of all the Company’s
ships as well as a bibliography.
A copy of the Company’s prospectus
dated April 1962 is available for download as a pdf. This 35 page
document is called “How to become a Deck or Engineer Officer
in The New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd”. It is an excellent little
booklet packed full of information for would-be deck and engineer
officers. The photographs and text provide a balanced and most entertaining
description of a cadet’s life on board the Company’s
training ships and of the duties of deck and engineer officers.
The size of this pdf is 1.5 MB, and so download could take a few
A short history of the house
flags of The New Zealand Shipping
Company and the Federal Steam Navigation Company is available for
download as a pdf.
During its distinguished history, the New Zealand Shipping Company
was to name 3 of its ships Rakaia. An article on The
First Rakaia is available for download as a pdf.
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