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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, Newcastle
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 by Lee Sing Co


Photo is copyright of Sydney Charles Smith

Above photo is courtesy of Brent Chambers

Above photo is courtesy of Brent Chambers

Yorkshire Post, Thursday, 12/06/1930