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The 1st ManulaniThe fist Manukai

The Manukai and the Manulani, two “super freighters” enter Matson's service in 1921. They are the largest ships ever constructed in an American shipyard, weighing 9,550 gross tons, with a 14,000-ton carrying capacity. Each of the 498-foot, 13-knot vessels had space for refrigerated cargo and deep tanks for oil and molasses. Each ship could lift 280,223 sacks (100 pounds each) of raw sugar.

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