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    ACT 6 off Dover

    ACT6 berthing Wellington

    Berthing Wellington 15/11/1991. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 berthing Wellington

    Berthing Wellington 15/11/1991. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 departs Wellington on her last voyage as the ACT6

    ACT6 departs Wellington on her last voyage 16/11/1991. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 departs Wellington on her last voyage as the ACT6

    ACT6 departs Wellington on her last voyage 16/11/1991. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 commences her name change Wellington 25/01/1992

    ACT6 commences her name change Wellington 25/01/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 /Queensland Star name change Wellington 25/01/1992

    ACT6 /Queensland Star name change Wellington 25/01/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    ACT6 /Queensland Star name change Wellington 25/01/1992

    ACT6 /Queensland Star name change Wellington 25/01/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey..

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop

    Queensland Star, sails on her first voyage 27/01/1992 Captain Don MacKillop. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    QueensLand Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 14/06/1992

    QueensLand Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 14/06/1992. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Queensland Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 23/06/1995

    Queensland Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 23/06/1995. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

    Queensland Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 23/06/1995

    Queensland Star arriving Wellington Pilot Station 23/06/1995. Photograph ©Peter M Stacey.

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    1972 by Bremer Vulkan
    Vegesack (Laid down as Act 5)
    Converted to motor vessel by I.H.I., Nagoya 5/1987
    25,162
    1972-1991
    (Ownership registered to Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd., London 1972-1973, Port Line Ltd., London 1973-1987, Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd. and Ellerman Lines Ltd., 1987-1991). (Mgrs. Cunard Line 1972-87, Cunard Ellerman 1987-91.) (Registry GBR 1972-91, BHS 1991-92). Sold Blue Star PACE Ltd., London (Blue Star Ship Mgmt. Ltd., London, Mgrs.) 1991 and renamed Queensland Star (BHS) 1992- . 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 6

    In Fleet: 1972 – 1991

    Official No. 358737

    IMO No. 7226275

    Call Sign: GOVN

    Tonnage: 25,162grt. 15,004net. 28,104dwt. (As built)

    Dimensions: 712’ 9” x 95’ 0” x 34’ 6”

    TEU Cap: 1,168 (656-below deck/512-on deck). (As built)

    1,308 (656-below deck/652-on deck). (After 1990)

    1,316 (656-below deck/660-on deck). (After 1998)

    Reefer Cap: 556 TEU’s.

    Cargo Cap: 32,718m3

    Passengers: 12 (after 1987)

    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. Fixed pitch propeller and a transver fixed pitch bow thruster. 8-cyl. 2 S.C.S.A. Sulzer 8 RTA62 type oil engine developing 17,100 bhp by IHI Heavy Industries, Yokohama, Japan. Controllable pitch propeller and transver fixed pitch bow thruster. (After 1987)

    Speed: 21.7 knots.

    Ships History :

    13.4.1970 : Building contract signed with Associated Container Transportation. Original vessel ordered as CHESAPEAKE BAY to replace order for previous vessel of the same name.

    5.4.1972 : Keel laid.

    5.9.1972 : Launched by Bremen Vulkan Schiffbau & Machinenfabrik, Vegesack, West Germany (Yard No.960)                       for Blue Star Line Ltd., Port Line Ltd., and Ellerman Lines Ltd., London as ACT 6. (Skyfotos/2 x Nigel                   Kirby)

    19.12.1972 : Ran sea trials.

    22.12.1972 : Delivered to owners.

    23.11.1973 : Transferred to Port Line Ltd., London.

    10.1.1987 : Arrived at the shipyard of IHI Heavy Industries, Nagoya, Japan to be re-engined and at the same                              time unused cabins converted for passenger accommodation.

    15.5.1987 : Left Nagoya.

    25.11.1991 : Transferred to Blue Star Pace Ltd. (Blue Star Ship Management Ltd., managers), Nassau, Bahamas.

    31.1.1992 : Renamed QUEENSLAND STAR.(3 x unknown USA/2 x Russel Priest/2x Peter Stracy)

    1994 : Transferred to Blue Star (North America) Ltd. (Blue Star Ship Management Ltd, managers), Nassau,                     Bahamas.

    1996 : 25,301grt. 10,707net. 28,104dwt. (After 1990)

    4.1998 : Sold to Blue Star Line Marine Ltd. (P&O Nedlloyd Containers Line Ltd., managers), Nassau, Bahamas.

    23.11.1999 : Transferred to British Registry, London.

    3.2000 : P&O Nedlloyd B.V., appointed managers.

    14.2.2003 : Arrived at Zhenjiang, Kiangs Province, People’s Republic of China to be broken up by Jiagyin                                   Changjiang Shipbreaking Factory. (13,250 LDT)