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ACT3 berthing Wellington Feb 1972 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

ACT3 berthing Wellington Feb 1972 photo by Bruce S Nicholl

ACT3 departing Wellington 17/09/1991 for the last time, she would enter again but would under go a name change.

ACT3 departing Wellington 17/09/1991 for the last time, she would enter again but would under go a name change. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

ACT3 departing Wellington 17/09/1991 for the last time, she would enter again but would under go a name change.

ACT3 departing Wellington 17/09/1991 for the last time, she would enter again but would under go a name change. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

ACT3 being renamed America Star 24/11/1991

ACT3 being renamed America Star 24/11/1991. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

ACT3 being renamed America Star 24/11/1991

ACT3 being renamed America Star 24/11/1991. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

Amerca Star (former ACT3) awaiting her funnel paint

America Star (former ACT3) awaiting her funnel paint. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

Amerca Star (former ACT3) sailing for the first time

America Star (former ACT3) sailing for the first time. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

Amerca Star (former ACT3) sailing for the first time

Amerca Star (former ACT3) sailing for the first time. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star returning to Wellington for the first time 4/02/1992

America Star returning to Wellington for the first time 4/02/1992. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992

America Star departing Wellington 14/11/1992. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

America Star departing Wellington 19/04/2002

America Star departing Wellington 19/04/2002. Photographs ©Peter M Stacey

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1971 by Bremer Vulkan
Vegesack –  (Re-engined to motor vessel at I.H.I., Nagoya 4/1987)
23,818
1971-1991
(Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd. 1971-1991). (Cunard Line, Mgrs. 1971-87, Cunard Ellerman 1987-91). (Registry GBR 1971-1991, BHS 1991). Sold Blue Star PACE Ltd., London (Blue Star Ship Mgmt. Ltd., London, Mgrs.) 1991 and renamed America Star (BHS)
1991- . Registered ownership transferred to Blue Star (North America) Ltd., London 1993-98, Blue Star Marine Ltd., London 1998- (same Mgrs.). (P&O Nedlloyd Ltd. acquired Blue Star Line container services 1/5/1998).
 Information supplied by Tony Atkinson:

ACT 3(1)

In Fleet: 1969

Official No. 322298

IMO No. 6916110

Call Sign: VJAE

Tonnage: 24,144grt. 14,403net. 26,420dwt. (As built)

25,144grt. 14,403net. 26,844dwt. (After 1981)

Dimensions: 712’ 9” x 95’ 0” x 34’ 6” (217.25 (bb) x 29.06 x 10,827mtrs)

TEU Cap: 1,223 (768-below deck/455-on deck)

Reefer Cap: 374 TEU’s. (After 1973)

Cargo Cap: 634.250 cu/ft. (17,968m3)

Passengers: 4

Machinery: 2 x Stal-Laval steam turbines developing 30,000shp with double reduction geared to a single screw shaft by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Maschinenfabrik, Vegesack,

Bremen, West Germany.

Bunkers: 5,011 tons oil fuel.

Speed: 22 knots.

Ships History :

31.7.1967 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation.

24.10.1968 : Keel laid.

16.4.1969 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany,

(Yard No. 941), for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd. (Blue

Star Port Line (Management) Ltd, London as ACT 3.(Bremer Vulcan+Launch invitation)

22.4.1969 : Agreement signed with The Australian National Line, Melbourne, Australia whereby two vessels ordered by ACT would be purchased outright by ANL rather than chartering, as hitherto agreed.

6.1969 : Sold to Australian Coastal Shipping Commission (Blue Star Port Line (Management) Ltd., managers), Melbourne, Australia and renamed AUSTRALIAN ENDEAVOUR.

(3 x Skyfotos/1 x Unknown)

24.7.1969 : Ran sea trials.

31.7.1969 : Delivered to owners.

18.10.1974 : Owners restyled to Australian Shipping Commission. Melbourne.

10.6.1985 : Arrived Kaohsiung, Taiwan to be broken up by Ton Tai Steel Works Co. Ltd. Sold for $122 per LDT (13,250 LDT) $1,700,000 total.

8.7.1985 : Demolition commenced.