british Blue Star Line Ltd. (Carlisle & Co.) SS Andalucia Star (+1942)
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nationality british
purpose transport
type ocean liner
subtype/class Blue Star ocean liner 1926 (br.)
Blue Star ocean liner 1926 (br.) Almeda Star SS [+1941]
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1927
weight (tons) 14943  grt
dimensions 176.4 x 20.73 x 12.8 m
material steel [*]
engine 2 x Steam turbines
power 1909  n.h.p.
speed 16  knots
yard no. 920
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cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/10/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 663
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Cammell Laird & Co., Birkenhead
Blue Star Line Ltd. (Carlisle & Co.), London
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entered 13/10/2007
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last update 08/07/2011

[*] means that the value was inherited from Almeda Star SS [+1941], the reference for Blue Star ocean liner 1926 (br.).
Allen Tony13/10/2007
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Allen Tony05/06/2009Completed in March 1927 as Andalucia, in 1929 renamed Andalucia Star. 1935 lengthened.

Andalucia Star SS was a Passenger Ship of 12,5846 tons of The Blue Star LIne. In 1935 she was lengthened to 176.4 metres and the tonnagle increased to 14,943grt. She was built by Cammel Laird at Bikenhead in 1926. On the 6th October 1942 when on route from Buenos Aires, Argentina for the River Mersey carrying a cargo of 5,374 tons of meat and 32 tons of eggs. She was torpedoed by U-107 west of Cape Plams, Liberia, and sunk. Three crew and one passenger were lost.

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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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