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Name: MATADIAN
Type: Tanker
Launched: 01/10/1936
Completed: 11/1936
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Yard: Neptune yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 1528
Dimensions: 4275grt, 2483nrt, 383.2 x 50.2 x 23.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (19.5, 33 & 54 x 36ins) + LP turbine, 396nhp
Engines by: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Reg Number: 164305
History:
11/1936 United Africa Company Ltd, Liverpool
20/03/1944 Sank
Comments: 20/03/1944: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U66, 100 miles SW of Lagos at 05.07N - 04.47E
On a voyage from Port Harcourt and Lagos to the UK with a cargo of palm oil


Above photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart