via John Currin (JC – Ex RNZN) – Google+ Public Posts

SS Monterey was a luxury ocean liner launched on 10 October 1931. The ship was completed April 1932 and is shown in registers as a 1932 ship.[2][3][note 1] Monterey was the third of the four ships of the Matson Lines "White Fleet", which were designed by William Francis Gibbs and also included SS Malolo, SS Mariposa and SS Lurline. Monterey was identical to Mariposa and very similar to Lurline. During World War II Monterey was used as a troopship operated by Matson as agents of the War Shipping Administration (WSA).[2] Monterey was a large, fast transport capable of sailing independently and was allocated to serving Army troop transport requirements.[4] The ship was involved in an attack on a convoy near Cape Bougaroun.

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