New Zealand Maritime Index

Source: Bearings
Reference ID:8005132
Publisher:HOBSON WHARF: Auckland Maritime Museum
Title: MATIU-a Wellington Harbour work boat
Author: Bartlett, Buster
Abstract: MATIU is one of 62 tugs built to an Australian design by a consortium of Auckland boatbuilders in World War II. They were prefabricated at different locations, assembled and launched in batches of as many as eight at one time, from a common boatyard and slipway at St Mary's Bay.
Descriptor 1: Biographies
Illustration: Making history! The first eight vessels to be launched simultaneously in the Port of Auckland, 21 Aug 1943. (United Ship and Boat Builders Ltd).

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