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Name: MATUA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 25/03/1936
Completed: 06/1936
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 600
Dimensions: 4193grt, 2112nrt, 355.2 x 50.5 x 21.7ft
Engines: 2cyl oil engines, 2SCSA, 1160nhp
Engines by: Armstrong Whitworth & Co (Engineers) Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 157790
History:
06/1936 Union Steamship Co of New Zealand Ltd
1968 Litonjua Shipping Co, Manila ; renamed SULTAN KL
1970 Broken up
Comments: 1969: Constructive Total Loss after coming ashore in a hurricane at Manila
2Q 1970: Broken up at Kaohsiung, Taiwan


Photo copyright of Alexander Turnbull Library

Photo courtesy of George Robinson

Photo copyright of Chris Howell

Photo as SULTAN KL copyright of Chris Howell