british Blue Star Line Ltd. (Carlisle & Co.) SS Sultan Star [+1940]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1930
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weight (tons) 12306  grt
dimensions 152.9 x 21.4 x 11 m
material steel
engine 2 x Steam turbine engines., dual shaft
power 1870  n.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 955
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 14/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.1rank: 669
about people
Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
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Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Blue Star Line Ltd. (Carlisle & Co.), London
captain William Henry Bevan
no. of crew 76
about the wreck
depth (m.) 150 max. / -- min. (m)
war grave
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entered 09/05/2006
last update Allen Tony
last update 12/11/2012
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Allen Tony14/09/2007Sultan Star SS was a British Steam Cargo vessel built in 1930 and owned by F LEYLAND & CO LTD( Blue Star Line) She was on route from BUENOS AIRES for LIVERPOOL carrying 7803 tons refrigerated meat and general cargo when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-48. 1 crew lost from a total crew 76.
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About Builders
 Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Charles Cammell and Co, iron and steel founders, was established in 1824. Cammell, Laird and Co. was formed in 1903 when the Laird Brothers amalgamated their company with Charles Cammell and Co. - - The Cammell Laird site at Birkenhead on Merseyside was established in 1824, and has been successfully building, repairing ships right through to present times. The shipyard is in a world famous maritime region and is recognised internationally as having been at the forefront of the British Shipbuilding Industry. - - - - - - - Cammell Laird used to have their own flag. The flag was used on ships that were in their trials. Only when approved by the buyer, she changed flags

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