S.S. Maui Sold for Scrap

Author: unknown
Puka Puka Parades, February 1948, vol. 3 no. 1

Article about the S.S. Maui being sold for scrap

An obituary appearing in a newspaper which caught the eyes of the writer said: ”Old Steamer Maui, Onetime Queen of Matson Line, sold for Scrap.”

The S.S. Maui is well remembered by the men of the 100th Bn. as the good ship which safely transported us to the Golden Gate when the Battalion left Hawaii on June 5, 1942.

The Maui went on her maiden voyage in 1917. During World War I she was used as a troop carrier and returned to regain her position as the Queen of the Matson lines follow1ng the end of hostilities.

A large Aloha was staged for the Maui when she left Honolulu on her last voyage as a passenger ship in 1934.

The Maui became a freighter thereafter until the beginning of World War II when she was used as a troop transport.

Consensus of opinion among the men of the 100th is that the S.S. Maui besides being a good ship probably holds the distinction among army transports of having been THE vessel which saw money pass into different hands the greatest number of times.