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Malakand

Malakand and Maturata, Brocklebanks, at Trincomalee, Ceylon

Malakand Built 1942, GRT 8030, sold 1966 arr Kaohsiung 13 dec 66 for scrap.
Maturata (on inside) Built 1955, GRT 7263. Sold 1969 r/n Maldive Explorer-70, Lanka Sina-70, Ocean Trust-71, Apai Samit-72 Broken-up 14 March at Kaohsiung

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Seems to be a we bit of confusion with the caption of the photograph. Certainly the ship nearest camera looks to be MALAKAND built in 1942 by Wm Hamilton, Port Glasgow and engined by David Rowan of Glasgow. She spent her entire career with Brocklebank and was broken up at Kaohsiung in 1966.
The ship behind her looks to be MATURATA built in 1955 also by Wm Hamilton and engined by David Rowan it was she who had the various name changes stated in the post before breaking at Kaohsiung in 1972. Her sister ship MASKELIYA was built a year earlier in 1954
 

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The ship nearest is Malakand, (or remotely possibly Matheran) but I have seen this photo elsewhere captioned Malakand. The further ship is Maturata with eight visible letters in the name. (All the other ships with bi-pod masts had seven or less, or Maskeliya with nine, but her port alleyway on the engineers deck was blind with the Chief Engineers cabin extended to the ships side so Maskeliya is eliminated).

I only ever got to Trinco twice, more's the pity.
 

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Hugh there are some photographs of the Matheran in my gallery taken 1931 by my father . I think this is the Malakand as the bow and stern seem very different .

Cheers Derek
 

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Hi Derek
In 1931 that's a given, Matheran 2 built in 1919. In 1959 it could be Matheran 3 built in 1942 and scrapped 1963, a year before I started. I can't find sufficient differences yet to separate it visually from Malakand.
 

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I thought the MALAKAND was the ammunition ship that blew up during the blitz in Liverpool!?..made a right old mess too.
 

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Just to avoid any confusion the ship is Malakand (3) with the Maturata partly obscured on the inside. At the time I was on Maturata. The confusion arises as the history data is for Maturata and not that of Malakand which was scrapped in December 1966 and spent here whole career with Brocklebanks.

My humble apologies

Michael Meredith
 

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