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|1971 by Bremer Vulkan|
|Vegesack – (Re-engined to motor vessel at I.H.I., Nagoya 4/1987)|
|(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:|
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)
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.