NEWCASTLE STAR (8,397/56)
Year Built; 1956
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Owner: Blue Star Line - London
Builder: Bremer Vulcan (Germany)
8,397 Tons Gross; 12,200 Tons Deadweight
Refrigerated Capacity: 326,010 Cu. Ft.
Length Overall: 519 Ft.
Extreme Breadth: 70 Ft
Summer Draught: 30 Ft.
Engine: Turbocharged Diesel Bremer – Vulcan -M.A.N. 10 Cylinder; 11,250 bhp
Speed: 17.5 knots
Comments: In 1956 Bremer Vulcan built three Blue Star cargo liners for the Australian trade including sister ships HOBART STAR and CANBERRA STAR for the Salient Shipping Co., Ltd. – Bermuda and NEWCASTLE STAR for the Blue Star Line, London. The characteristics of these ships are identical and are refrigerated, carrying frozen meat, chilled fruit and dairy products, as well as mixed cargos of wool, etc. The weather decks are strengthened for deck cargos including heavy loads.
Merchant Ships World Built 1957 Volume V, Adlard Coles Limited