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Re: The Yaqui

The name of the ship is Yaque and she was the lead ship of a 5,000 ton single screw class delivered in 1947. Length 365 feet, beam 56 feet, capacity 50,000 bunches of bananas, 12 passengers with geared turbine engines delivering a maximum speed of 16 knots.
A picture can be found at http://photos.nola.com/tpphotos/2011/10/175united_2.html
For more info check by John H. Melville (Vontage 1976).