|“Star Alcyone” in the Shatt-al-Arab River in January 1968
Registered owner: Cia. Nav. de Paloma S.A. (this from contemporatry LR books & some current sources, but other current sources give Cia. Nav. Puerta del Sur)
Manager: A.A. Johnson, Stockholm (Johnson Line)
Builder: Sun Ship Building & Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa.
Gross tons: 6,531
Length overall: 139.90 m
Max. draft: 8.433 m
Engine: 4-cylinder diesel, 6,600 b.h.p., by builders
January 1939: laid down as MC (US Maritime Commission) Hull 30
October 1939: delivered as “Mormacgull” to Moore-McCormack Lines, Inc.
1941: bought by the US Navy, renamed “Alcyone” & designated AK-24 (attack cargo ship); converted for naval service at the Boston Navy Yard & commissioned on 15 June 1941
March 1947: sold to Johnson Line
February – November 1948: rebuilt at Eriksberg's yard in Gothenburg.
1969: sold for scrapping in Kaohsiung, Taiwan