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Name: KENT
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/03/1899
Completed: 23/05/1899
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 369
Dimensions: 5464grt, 3548nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 505nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 11.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 110127
History:
06/1899 Federal Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London
1915 Brodlea Steamship Co Ltd (Blue Star Line Ltd), London; renamed BRODLEA
1920 Union Cold Storage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line (1920) Ltd), London
1920 Renamed SAXONSTAR
1929 Renamed SAXON STAR
09/1934 Broken up
Comments: 17/09/1934: Arrived at Savona for breaking up by SA Ricuperi Metallici
Cost 8,000


Above photo as Kent copyright of John Dickie