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Name: PHOEBUS
Type: Cargo Ship
Launched: 11/01/1921
Completed: 03/1921
Builder: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 913
Dimensions: 4879grt, 2698nrt, 386.1 x 52.6 x 26.3ft
Engines: T3cyl (26, 43 & 71 x 48ins), 453nhp
Engines by: Palmer's Ship Building & Iron Co Ltd
Propulsion: 1 x Screw
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1923: 144726)
History:
03/1921 Soc "Les Affréteurs Reunis" (Jean Stern), Rouen
1923 Oakwin SS Co Ltd (Sir Wm Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd), Bideford
1923 Renamed GENERAL SMUTS
1927 St Just SS Co Ltd (Sir Wm Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd), Bideford
1929 Reardon Smith Line Ltd (Sir Wm Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd), Bideford
1934 Alexandria Navigation Co SAE (Watts, Watts & Co Ltd), Alexandria
1934 Renamed STAR OF EGYPT
18/05/1950 Broken up
Comments: 18/05/1950: Arrived at Milford Haven for breaking up by TW Ward Ltd