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Name: PORT ALBANY
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 12/02/1914
Completed: 29/05/1914
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 464
Dimensions: 5707grt, 3532nrt, 426.3 x 54.1 x 29.3ft
Engines: Q4cyl (27.5, 39, 56 & 81.5 x 54ins), 767nhp
Engines by: North-Eastern Marine Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 12.5knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 136676
History:
29/05/1914 Commonwealth & Dominion Line Ltd, London
1929 Union Cold Storage Co Ltd (Blue Star Line, managers), London; renamed OREGONSTAR
1929 Renamed OREGON STAR
01/05/1934 Broken up
Comments: 12/02/1914: Launched for Wm Milburn & Co
1929: Sold for 40,000
13/11/1932: Caught fire while being refitted at Palmer's yard, Hebburn and was declared a total loss. She was then laid up in the Tyne until finally sold by the underwriters for scrap for 5,350
01/05/1934: Broken up at Blyth by Hughes Bolckow & Co


Photo as PORT ALBANY copyright of the FG Wilkinson

Photo as PORT ALBANY copyright of J Ingram

Photo as OREGON STAR copyright of A Duncan