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Name: MATOPPO launched as LADY STRATHCONA
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 05/11/1903
Completed: 05/1904
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 744
Dimensions: 3947grt, 2525nrt, 360.0 x 47.5 x 26.7ft
Engines: T3cyl (25, 41 & 68 x 48ins), 403nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118495
History:
1904 Bucknall Steamship Lines Ltd (Bucknall Brothers), London
1905 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd, Dunedin; renamed WAIRUNA
17/06/1917 Sank
Comments: Launched as LADY STRATHCONA for W Petersen & Co, Newcastle
15/01/1904: Reported as sold before delivery to Transport Canadien, Antwerp
02/06/1917: Captured by German SMS WOLF off Sunday Islands
while on a voyage from Auckland to San Francisco with meat, copra & coal
17/06/1917: Scuttled with explosives.


Above photo as LADY STRATHCONA copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives

Above plan & elevation as MATOPPO copyright of Raoul & Campbell