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Name: MORAYSHIRE
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 01/09/1898
Completed: 12/1898
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 359
Dimensions: 5576grt, 3597nrt, 420.0 x 54.0 x 28.6ft
Engines: T3cyl (30, 48 & 78 x 54ins), 491nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 10.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 108778
History:
12/1898 Elderslie Steamship Co (Turnbull Martin & Co, managers), Glasgow
1910 Scottish Shire Line Ltd, Glasgow
1915 Brodliffe Steamship Co (Blue Star Line, managers), London; renamed BRODLIFFE
1920 Union Cold Storage (Blue Star Line, managers), London; renamed TUSCANSTAR
04/1929 Renamed TUSCAN STAR
1929 Fratelli Rizzuto, Naples; renamed FORTUNSTAR
1936 Ignazio Messina & Cia, Genoa; renamed SEMIEN
1942 Swiss Shipping Co, Basle; renamed LUGANO
1948 Ignazio Messina & Cia, Genoa
4Q/1952 Broken up
Comments: 1911: Collided with and sank the collier AXWELL of Furness Withy & Co in the Thames
10/06/1940: French prize at Dakar but later released
1942: Damaged by fire & used as a Red Cross safe conduct ship
4Q/1952: Broken up at Savona


Above photo as MORAYSHIRE courtesy of the Simon Bang Collection

Above photo as LUGANO courtesy of Richard Cox

Above photo as LUGANO courtesy of Richard Cox