HMT Matatua

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Name HMT Matatua
Builder/Built 1904 Workman Clark, Belfast
Type Passenger / cargo steamship (twin screw)
Displacement 6,488 tons
Speed 13 knots


Built for the Shaw Savill & Albion Line. Known in 1918 as HMNZT 111 Matatua, she carried 497 New Zealand reinforcements to the UK, arriving on 5 Dec 1918.

After the war she was returned to Shaw Savill & Albion before being sold in 1928 to A. Bernstein and renamed Ilsenstein. Scuttled in Skerry Sound, Scarpa Flow on 18 Feb 1940.

Soldiers carried

England to Fremantle 17 June - 8 August 1918