RMS Rimutaka

The Ship

Scrapped 1964


RIMUTAKA was a 16,576 gross ton ship, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Newcastle in 1923
as the MONGOLIA for the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Nav. Co (P&O Line).
This was a twin screw, 16 knot steamer, one funnel, two masts, with accommodation for 840-tourist class passengers.
Becoming surplus to P&O's requirements,
She transferred under long term charter to NZSCo in 1938, was renamed RIMUTAKA and started London - Panama - Auckland - Wellington sailings on 8/12/1938.
Her last sailing on this route commenced 11/10/1949 and in February 1950 she was sold
to Cia de Nav.Ingres, Panama and renamed
Transferred to Liberian registry in 1952 and
renamed NASSAU and in 1961 was sold to Nav.Turisticana Mexicana, Mexico, renamed ACAPULCO and used as a cruise ship. She was eventually scrapped in Japan at Saki in 1964.

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Postally used 12 Dec 1908


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