The New Zealand Shipping Company Assn. (Inc.)

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  • 150th Anniversary New Zealand Shipping Company

    Venues and Dates

    The Celebrations will take place in Wellington New Zealand on the 10th March 2023 -  and Liverpool UK from the 16th - 18th June 2023.

    Wellington Programme

    Friday 10th March 2023

    1100    Otaki Commemoration Service, dedicated to the New Zealand Shipping Company, at the ss Otaki Memorial, Otaki College. Otaki.

    1200    Meet and Greet, with New Zealand Shipping Company Exhibition, and refreshments, in Otaki College Hall.

    1330    Celebratory Luncheon at Otaki RSA.

    The Commemoration Service is a large event, supported by the Royal New Zealand Navy, and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Government and local dignitaries are normally in attendance.

     

    Liverpool Programme

    Friday 16th June

    1800   onwards.  Meet and greet and Registry.   Adelphi Hotel main lounge.

    Saturday 17th June

    1100 Guided walking tour of Albert Dock. A very popular tour explaining  the history of the dock, together with all the exhibits. This would take between one and a half hours and two hours.  Plenty of resting places during the walk!                                               

    1400 .  Guided tour of the Maritime Museum.               

    1730  Meet in Main Lounge, Adelphi Hotel.  Meet and greet and welcome drink.

    1830  Celebratory  three course Dinner.    Adelphi  Hotel.                                

    Sunday 18th June.

    1100  2 hour river cruise on a Mersey Ferry, including a “Scouse” Lunch.    

    1300 Final farewells!

    Accommodation  Adelphi Hotel

    Group rate for staying at the hotel.

    2 Night Stay Fri/Sat

    2 persons in Double or Twin Room including Breakfast          Cost    110 pounds per night.

    Single occupancy including Breakfast.                                  Cost    100 pounds per night

    1 Night Stay

    2 persons in Double or Twin Room including Breakfast.         Cost    138 pounds per night.

    Single occupancy including Breakfast.                                   Cost    119 pounds per night.

     

    Everyone that worked for the New Zealand Shipping Company and Federal Steam Navigation Company, and their partners, are more than welcome to attend.

    Please let the President know if you would like to join us.  Contact details are in the Contact Page.

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Group "B" NZSCo Passenger Liners 1883-1912

Group "C" NZSCo Cargo Steamships 1883-1912

Group "D" FSNCo Steamships 1893-1912

Group "E" Cargo Combined Fleet 1911-1917

Group "F" Cargo Newly Built 1918-1925

Group "G" Cargo Ships Acquired 1920-1925

MCVs 1930s Lost WWII

NZSCo Various

Group "A" NZSCo Sailing Ships

NZSCo and FSNCo Passenger Liners in service after World War II

Federal Line "Wild Reefers"

Motor Cargo Vessels of the 1960s

Federal Tankers

Motor Cargo vessels of the 1950s

Newly built Cargo vessels of the post war 1940s

Cargo Vessels built 1935-1945

Empires & Liberty Ships

Pre 1935 Cargo vessels that survived World War II

Welcome to the web site of The New Zealand Shipping Company Assn. (Incorporated), dedicated to the memory of the NZSCo and FSNCo.

The Shipping Company existed during the golden period of British Merchant Service. Passenger, Cargo and Cadet ships concentrated on shipping the produce of Australasia for a hundred years.

The Company existed from 1873 - 1971 with the last ships being disposed of in 1983. FSNCo existed as a shipowner from 1894 - 1983.

The Association consists of former employees of the New Zealand Shipping Company (NZSCo) and Federal Steam Navigation Co. (FSNCo).

Social gatherings take place from time to time and the Newsletter "Crossed Flags" is sent to all financial members.

To become a member, click here.

The joining fee is currently NZ$12.00, or the equivalent amount in other currencies.

Annual subscriptions are currently set at zero.

We hope you enjoy the history and share your memories. Why not add your name to our database and contact old friends and shipmates.

Have your say - enquire about a shipmate - ask a question. Visit our Facebook page

Our current Newsletter may be found on the "Members only" page.

 


  Members' Only area includes: 
• Members' photos
• Latest members' list
• Latest newsletter
 

The New Zealand Shipping Company Association (Incorporated)
5 Troon Place RD2
Katikati
Bay of Plenty

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In the first instance, please send your order to Roger Blake. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with your name and address, including country. You will then be informed of costs and methods of payment. Orders not dispatched until payment received .

Allow 6 weeks delivery offshore.

 

Polo shirts

SIZES: Take an existing polo shirt of your size, lay flat and measure distance across in cm under the armpits.

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The New Zealand Shipping Company Association (Incorporated)

Membership of the association is open to all former employees of the New Zealand Shipping Company, both sea based or ashore.

The aim of the Association is to provide a social platform to enable members to maintain contact with former colleagues. A newsletter, "Crossed Flags" is produced 4 times a year and distributed to all financial members. Members' contributions to this are always welcome.

Group get-togethers are encouraged whether locally or nationally. At present the membership totals are approximately 82 in NZ, 102 in the U.K. 23 in Australia and 6 in the rest of the world. (2022).

Click here to join (NZSCo Membership Application PDF), or contact the President on the Contact Page.

The objects of the Association endeavour:-

  1. To provide a social platform for former employees of the NZSCo and FSNCo. to meet.
  2. To foster, promote and encourage interest amongst members of the Association and others in the history and ships of the New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd.

MEMBERSHIP:

The members of the Society shall be:

  1. All persons who at the date of the adoption of these Rules are members of The New Zealand Shipping Company Association (Incorporated) and who have paid their annual subscription to the end of the current year, and who in all other respects is eligible for membership; and
  2. All persons who shall hereafter be duly elected as members provided that they were formerly employed by the New Zealand Shipping Company Ltd or the Federal Steam Navigation Company Ltd. either: - Sea based or Shore Based

New members shall be admitted to the Society upon the Association's receipt of completed application and joining fee.

Click here for the Membership application form.