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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.