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Name: MATAI
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/06/1930
Completed: 07/1930
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 572
Dimensions: 1050grt, 383nrt, 219.0 x 35.1 x 13.6ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (12.5, 21 & 35 x 26ins) 178nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 151520
History:
07/1930 Government of New Zealand, Wellington
1963 G Zee, Hong Kong; renamed ZETAI STAR
03/03/1965 Broken up
Comments: Used as a lighthouse tender, cable layer and ferry
03/03/1965: Broken up at Hong Kong


Photo copyright of Sydney Charles Smith

Above photos courtesy of Brent Chambers