BuilderSwan Hunter & Wigan RichardsonWhere Built1948Date BuiltNewcastleTonnage15 911PropulsionTwin screw steam turbineAdditional NotesThe last built of four sister ships ATHENIC, CORINTHIC, CERAMIC and GOTHIC. Gothic was chosen to be the Royal Yacht for the tour by the new Queen to New Zealand and Australia in 1953-54.
The other photo in this set shows the damage caused by fire at sea in 1968 while on voyage Bluff to Panama.
New Zealand Ship and Marine Society (24th Jun 2017). Gothic 1948-1969. In Website New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Retrieved 25th Feb 2018 13:24, from http://nzshipmarine.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/2272