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SS Malolo, designed by William Francis Gibbs. Launched in 1927, she entered sea trials; while experiencing thick fog, SS Malolo collided with a Norwegian vessel, SS Jacob Christensen, causing substantial damage with almost 7,000 tons of water flooding her engine room. However, due to Gibb’s designs and high standard of safety features, she kept afloat and was towed to New York for repairs.

SS Malolo was delivered to the Matson Lines in October of 1927, and in November, she departed from San Francisco for her maiden voyage to Honolulu. It served the Matson Line for a decade, served in World War I, was renamed the SS Matsonia, sold to the Mediterranean Line and renamed SS Atlantic.

Finally, after fifty years after being delivered to the Matson Line, four names, and four companies, the ex-SS Malolo was broken up in 1978.

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Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed. - Alex Garland

Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I’d forgotten England even existed.
- Alex Garland

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