I was sorting out some old documents and came upon a letter from my grandmother to my father and uncle when she and my grandfather were on a cruise on the RMS Niagra in 1928.
The name rang absolutely no bells for me!
For John the RMS Niagra is a well known part of New Zealand’s maritime history.
She started life as a cruise liner – what my grandparents were doing – and then gained prominence when she hit a mine and sank in NZ waters transporting gold during World War II.
Extra Info From Me
While being built the RMS Niagra was known as the Titanic Of The Pacific. When the Titanic sank, this was changed to Queen Of The Pacific.