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Name: BLUE STAR
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 15/06/1889
Completed: 1889
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 292
Dimensions: 2431grt, 1570nrt, 300.0 x 38.8 x 19.5ft
Engines: T3cyl (22.5, 36.5 & 60 x 39ins), 242nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 96617
History:
1889 Blue Star Steam Ship Co Ltd (Carlisle & Co), London
1898 Chr Nielsen & MH Oppen, Laurvig; renamed COLIN ARCHER
22/10/1898 Wrecked
Comments: 22/10/1898: Wrecked at Aarre Jaederen
On a voyage from New York to Stockholm with a cargo of wheat


Above photo as COLIN ARCHER courtesy of Steinar Norheim