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Photographer:Dave Leonard [View profile]Title:Geelong StarAdded:Sep 23, 2007
Photo Category: General cargo ships built 1940-1949 (Over 3000gt)
Blue Star Line leaving Cape Town,8,641grtBuilt: Harland & Wolff, Belfast
ON: 168896
Dimensions: 439 x 62.3 x 33.9 feet
Tonnage: Gross: 8641 Net: 5603
Propulsion: 6-Cyl. 2 S.C.D.A. Burmeister & Wain oil engine by shipbuilder
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Liner
Launched: 28/2/1945 ( Yard No.1182) as Defoe 2 for Lamport & Holt Line Ltd., Liverpool
Completed: 5/1945
Transferred: 06/1954 to Blue Star Line and renamed Geelong Star for the North Pacific coast of North America route. Refrigeration plant installed by the builders
Transferred: 04/1958 to Lamport & Holt Line Ltd. and renamed Defoe
Sold: 2/1966 to Argolis Shipping Co., Greece and renamed Argolis Star
Sold: 1969 to China National Machinery Import & Export Corp. and arrived at Shanghai 29/10/1969 to be broken up
Delivered: 10/11/1969
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