The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Originally built as a passenger liner, Matsonia’s maximum capacity was 329 when it launched in 1913. The Matsonia was one of the first ships to gain a second life. After some adjustments, Matsonia became an armed merchant cruiser used by the US Government during both World Wars. It was scrapped in 1957.

  • Type: Cargo/Passinger Liner 
  • Length: 146 m 
  • Tonnage: 9728 tons
  • Beam: 17.5 m 
  • Launched: 1913