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 (18th Mar 2018). Gothic 1948-1969. In Website New Zealand Ship and Marine Society. Retrieved 22nd Aug 2019 02:26, from https://nzshipmarine.recollect.co.nz/nodes/view/2272