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Name: AFRICSTAR
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/05/1926
Completed: 01/11/1926
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 958
Dimensions: 10644grt, 6543nrt, 475.8 x 67.3 x 36.6ft
Engines: 4 x steam turbines, SR Geared, 1581nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 15.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 149755
History:
01/11/1926 Blue Star Line Ltd
1929 Renamed AFRIC STAR
29/01/1941 Sank
Comments: 1935: Rebuilt by decking over the wells to give a flush profile.
Depth changed from 36.5ft to 45.2ft
29/01/1941: Captured & scuttled by the German auxiliary cruiser KORMORAN
On voyage from Rio de Janeiro to St. Vincent, Cape Verdi Islands and the UK with a general cargo in position 08.00N/25.00W. No loss of life.


Above photo copyright of J Clarkson

Above photo as AFRIC STAR after rebuilding, courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as AFRIC STAR after rebuilding, courtesy of www.photoship.co.uk