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Name: NORTHERN STAR
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 27/06/1961
Completed: 06/1962
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders) Ltd
Yard: High Walker
Yard Number: 175
Dimensions: 24731grt, 12883nrt, 7483dwt, 650.0 x 83.8 x 26.1ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, DR geared to 2 shafts, 22000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Turbine Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 304076
History:
06/1962 Shaw Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton
12/1975 Broken up
Comments: Plagued by problems with the engines, which were uneconomic to replace
11/12/1975: Arrived at Kaohsiung for breaking up by Li Chong Steel & Iron Works Co


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