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Photographer:jackosan [View profile]Title:STAR ALCYONEAdded:Jan 17, 2019
Photo Category: General cargo ships built before 1940 (Over 3000gt)
“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.
Flag: Panama
Gross tons: 6,531
Deadweight: 9,350
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
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OceanCraft on Jan 17, 2019 11:53 (10 months ago)
LR: 533864, IMO: 5338646
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